Buddha’s Light International Association
Buddha’s Light International Association Miami Chapter (BLIA Miami)
Established on May 16, 1992, headquartered in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Buddha’s Light International Association is a global Buddhist organization. Currently, BLIA has more than one million members, and more than 170 chapters, across 60 counties on 5 continents.
In response to the needs of the local Buddhist community in 1994, Venerable Master Hsing Yun and his disciples personally visited and taught Dharma in South Florida. Fo Guang Shan Miami Temple was formally established in Tamarac, Florida, in 2003, focusing on the teaching and practicing of Humanistic Buddhism. To further assist the strengthening of the South Florida Buddhist community, BLIA Miami Chapter was established at the same time.
For more than 10 years, BLIA Miami Chapter has diligently upheld the teachings of the Buddha and the Triple Gem. The Chapter vows to serve the South Florida community by carrying out the Four Principles of Fo Guang Shan, which are: Nurturing Talents Through Education, Propagating the Dharma Through Culture, Benefiting Society Through Charity, and Purifying Our Minds Through Cultivation.
The members of BLIA Miami Chapter are devoted to bringing peace to the world by practicing BLIA’s core values of the Four Givings: Give Confidence to Others, Give Joy to Others, Give Hope to Others, and Give Convenience to Others. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us.
BLIA Miami Young Adults Division (BLIA Miami YAD)
Under the leadership of the Venerables from Fo Guang Shan and BLIA Miami Chapter, BLIA Miami Young Adult Division was founded in 2008. YAD team members actively engage in practicing the Three Acts of Goodness: Do Good Deeds, Say Good Words and Think Good Thoughts. BLIA Miami YAD regularly organizes various events throughout the year to serve the South Florida community. These events include: international conferences, Buddha’s Light Children’s Summer Camps, art workshops, sports competitions and volunteering at local charities.
YAD team members are highly self-motivated, creative and compassionate. They are academic achievers who are devoted to using their skills to help others. If you are: between the ages of 12 and 35, single and are interested in Buddhism; have a passion for community service, and want to be part of this great team, please contact us.