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.
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).