About Us

Mission

To provide a fun atmosphere for young adults to contribute to the community and learn about Buddhism.
We engage with local communities through social services such as volunteering at Food Banks, Homeless Shelter, Nursing Homes, Habitat for Humanity, San Bao Temple events, etc., and organize buddhist classes, retreats, meditation classes, etc. We also have fun activities like karaoke, hiking, skiing, etc.

Organization

San Francisco YAD (SFYAD 舊金山青年團) is a buddhist youth group affiliated with Fo Guang Shan San Bao Temple (佛光山三寶寺), one of the many branch temples of Fo Guang Shan (佛光山) founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun (星雲大師).

SFYAD is a sub-chapter under the Buddha's Light International Association Young Adult Division (BLIA-YAD 國際佛光會青年團), which is part of another global Buddhist NGO founded by Venerable Master called Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA 國際佛光會).​

People Behind the Scenes

SFYAD Committee

Selene Chew (周思蕾)

Selene Chew (周思蕾)

President

Qiulin Peng (彭秋琳)

Qiulin Peng (彭秋琳)

Vice President

Benson Kwek (郭祥友)

Benson Kwek (郭祥友)

Committee Board Member

Carl Ho (何世鴻)

Carl Ho (何世鴻)

Committee Board Member

Kevin Dam (譚世傑)

Kevin Dam (譚世傑)

Committee Board Member

SFYAD Officers

Yuchen Qian (钱予忱)

Yuchen Qian (钱予忱)

Secretary

Ceci Mao (茅静慈)

Ceci Mao (茅静慈)

Treasurer

Amanda Ong (汪璧炆)

Amanda Ong (汪璧炆)

Media Officer

Qianjun Wang (王千鈞)

Qianjun Wang (王千鈞)

Media Officer

Lillian Tao (陶星霖)

Lillian Tao (陶星霖)

Media Officer

Katrina Chak (翟昭琳)

Katrina Chak (翟昭琳)

Events Officer

Winson Yang (楊 富 尊)

Winson Yang (楊 富 尊)

Events Officer

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BLIAYAD - San Francisco

San Bao Temple

1750 Van Ness Ave

San Francisco, CA.94109

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Qianjun Wang (王千鈞)

Media Officer