BLIA-YAD is the abbreviated form of the Buddha’s Light International Association—Young Adult Division, and we are part of a greater global Buddhist organization called Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA). BLIA-YAD Montreal group was officially founded in 1998, and currently there are over 200 different groups worldwide.
BLIA-YAD is a group of youths who are not necessarily Buddhists, but have an interest in learning more about Buddhism and life. Through organizing various activities and events, BLIA-YAD is actively involved in both promoting the teachings of Buddha and the fellowship among young people of today.
The objectives of the BLIA-YAD:
To establish our direction through Humanistic Buddhism
To foster leadership skills by forming youth groups
To broaden our life experience through activities
To deepen our faith in Buddhism through education
To enrich our values by contributing to society