The Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) of Montreal was established on December, 1992. For the over 30 years, under the cumulative efforts of its members and the guidance of the Venerables, BLIA of Montreal has planted the roots of Humanistic Buddhism in the multicultural city of Montreal by upholding the BLIA objectives. BLIA of Montreal has 6 subchapters: North, East, Southwest, Puti and English Subchapter, as well as the Young Adult Division, made especially for the Mandarin and non-Chinese speakers; there are over 200 members in total. The Association promotes a wide variety of activities; they include those in arts and culture, to raise members’ self-development; in education through talks and forums, to provide members’ with lifelong learning opportunities, in charitable work to serve our communities. These activities become a form of cultivation that can purify the mind, while incorporating both Chinese and Western culture and creating a harmony among the traditional and modern.
Methods of payment for annual BLIA membership fee ($50):
1. Cheque, method as follows:
a. Make a cheque payable to “BLIA of Montreal”, and mail to:
BLIA of Montreal
3831 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal, QC H2A 2L5
b. Please indicate the following in the mail for Secretarial Affair’s Office to verify and follow up: Both Chinese and English name of the member, member ID, contact number, member fee year etc.
2. Interac e-Transfer, method as follows (no password is needed):
a. Members can e-Transfer from their bank account to BLIA Montreal’s account firstname.lastname@example.org
b. Please email your e-Transfer banking confirmation details to email@example.com and indicate the following in the email for Secretarial Affair’s Office to verify and follow up: Both Chinese and English name of the member, member ID, contact number, member fee year etc.
3. Cash, method as follows:
a. Please bring along your BLIA International Membership Card, pay at the front desk of the temple.