[2017.08.19] SFYAD volunteers at Food Bank

On the 19th August, Saturday, over 40 Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) and Young Adult Division (YAD) members from San Francisco Chapter came to assist at the SF Marin Food Bank. The SF Marin Food Bank aims for a community where everyone can obtain enough nutritious food to support the health and wellbeing of themselves […]

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Young Adult Executive Conference 2017 (IBLYAEC 2017)

There’s an International Young Adult Division (YAD) conference coming up this July at Hsi Lai Temple (in LA), youths from YADs around the world will have representatives attending. This conference adopted the theme of “Consensus and Openness” as it aims to come to terms on an idea of Humanistic Buddhism throughout YAD members worldwide. Come […]

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San Francisco YAD Enrich Themselves Through Experiencing Temple Life

San Francisco Young Adult Division (SF YAD) hosted their first Temple Life Experience camp for two consecutive weekends in June. Attendees were exposed to a wide range of activities including sitting meditation, seminars, Buddhism classes, tea meditation, sutra transcribing, Buddhist etiquette, and morning and evening prayers. The 20 attendees across both weekends even took turns […]

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Find yourself in nature: SFYAD returns to nature at Point Reyes National Park!

The long weekend on Memorial Day was slightly different for the Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) San Francisco Young Adult Division (SFYAD).  SFYAD organized a 3-day meditation retreat at Point Reyes National Park. Since Point Reyes has limited communication signals, the group was very focussed during the retreat. Under the leadership and guidance of Venerable […]

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20170610: How to live a balanced life – Turing Point

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Experience Life in San Bao Temple

Sign Up Here Have you ever wondered what life in the temple is like? Do you want to learn more about yourself? We invite you for a weekend stay at our San Bao Temple! Experience life in a temple, from morning chanting, meditation, vegetarian meals and Buddhism classes. We will also explore topics (see below) […]

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Finding Yourself in Nature: Meditation & Nature Hike Retreat

Point Reyes Sign Up Here Get yourself immerse in the middle of nature over the Memorial Weekend! Join us at Point Reyes for a Meditation and Nature retreat during Memorial Weekend (5/27 – 5/29), where we will be in the middle of nature and many more miles from the WI-FI signals. But you won’t need […]

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BLIA SFYAD Sorts Medical Supplies at MedShare

On April 8, sixteen SFYAD members volunteered at MedShare’s Western Region Distribution Centre in San Leandro. MedShare is a leading nonprofit charity organization that distributes medical supplies and equipment from hospitals which would otherwise end up in landfill to countries in need. MedShare has delivered medical supplies worth over $150 million to 97 countries since […]

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April: SFYAD Upcoming Events

SFYAD has planned many events for April, and will be planning even more till July! Our Monthly Seminar’s topic for April is “Ways to Obtain Freedom“. We will also be volunteering at the MedShare and having fun at California’s Great America! We hope for you to join us at any of these events! April Upcoming […]

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SFYAD Monthly Seminar: Moving on – How to let go of your past

  Drowning in the the sadness of losing beloved? Replaying the heart-breaking scene in mind? Getting stuck in the past? You are one step to own the world – moving on. Those moments, good and bad, are parts of who you are, accept it. BLIA SFYAD presents our monthly seminar: “Moving on – how to […]

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