BLIA-YAD Montreal

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