Tung Lin Kok Yuen, The Canadian Society celebrates its 30th anniversary

- through Henry Oudin

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The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Society, Canada (TLKYCS) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a series of public events. The culmination of the celebration is the Dharma Yogacara Assembly (Yankou), which will take place over seven days, from June 2 to 9, with a special anniversary ceremony planned for June 9. The events are designed to promote the religious and cultural values ​​of TLKYCS to the public.

The Yogacara offering, practiced in China for over 1 years, draws practitioners' compassion to the realm of hungry ghosts. Through the practice of mudras, mantras and visualization, practitioners make compassionate offerings to guide hungry ghosts to refuge in the Triple Jewel – the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha – and on the path to Buddhahood.

Venerable Tsang Chit, Abbot of the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Society of Hong Kong and Canada, traveled to Vancouver to supervise the Dharma Assembly. He highlighted TLKYCS’ commitment to strengthening community outreach and faith-based care efforts.

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TLKYCS has spent the last three decades building a strong membership base and establishing community connections with universities, nursing homes, healthcare facilities and charitable organizations. With a growing team, TLKYCS is now looking to enhance its community services through faith-based care.

Venerables and volunteers from TLKYCS guide residents of Villa Cathay Care Home in making lotus decorations. Image courtesy of TLKYCS
Villa Cathay Care Home named its west pavilion “Lin Kok Pavilion” in appreciation of the generous donation from TLKYCS. Image courtesy of TLKYCS

TLKYCS held a “Buddha Birthday Assembly and Open House” in mid-May to celebrate the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha. Activities included guided tours and stands to introduce the public to the religious, historical and cultural significance of the garden. This week, the Dharma Yogacara (Yankou) Assembly aims to benefit all sentient beings through Buddhist practice. A series of short videos have been produced specifically to showcase the meaning and significance of community.

Previous events organized by TLKYCS included notable conferences and assemblies, visits from respected masters and teachers, such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Ven. Hin Hung, senior research fellow at the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hong Kong, and Ven. Professor Dhammajoti of the Buddha-Dharma Center in Hong Kong. The organization has also hosted American Buddhist scholar Dr. Reggie Ray and French monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard.

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This month, Ven. Hin Hung will give a lecture at TLKYCS on Diamond Sutrasharing his journey of teaching Diamond Sutra, which began 30 years ago, sparking an ongoing exploration of his wisdom and compassion through research, practice and teaching. Fri. Hin Hung will also participate in a panel on Buddhist counseling during his visit.

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Founded in 1994 by Robert HN Ho, TLKYCS aims to advance the vision of promoting Buddhism internationally, as envisioned by his grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung. Over the years, the organization has engaged in various philanthropic activities, including education, medical care, and disaster relief.

Robert HN Ho at Tung Lin Kok Yuen, November 2013. Image provided by the Robert HN Ho Family Foundation

The organization also established Buddhadoor International, which later became Buddhadoor Global, this English-language online Buddhist journal, now available in multiple languages, in Vancouver in 1995 under the leadership of Robert Hung Ngai Ho (何鴻毅居士). At the time of Buddhadoor's creation, the Internet was just beginning to gain widespread support, demonstrating Mr. Ho's foresight in spreading the Dharma across the World Wide Web.

Today, Buddhadoor Global, also known as BDG, continues Mr. Ho's vision by "providing the world with a diverse range of English-language, Dharma-centered Buddhist content dedicated to serving Buddhist communities and 'help to practitioners on their spiritual path'.

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TLKYCS plans other conferences, exhibitions and events to celebrate its 30th anniversary. More details on the activities and history of the Society can be found on the TLKYCS website.

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Henry Oudin

Henry Oudin is a Buddhist scholar, spiritual adventurer and journalist. He is a passionate seeker of the depths of Buddhist wisdom, and travels regularly to learn more about Buddhism and spiritual cultures. By sharing his knowledge and life experiences on Buddhist News, Henry hopes to inspire others to embrace more spiritual and mindful ways of living.

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