WELCOME TO THE OAKLAND JR. YBA!


The Oakland Jr. YBA (Young Buddhist Association) is the youth group of the Buddhist Church of Oakland and was organized to meet the needs of teens from grades 9 through 12. The Jr. YBA members participate in religious, athletic and social activities within the temple as well as district seminars, annual conferences, and sports tournaments.

Our group supports and takes an interest in all the activities of the church (such as Mochi-tsuki, Nikkoland Food Festival, Obon Festival, and Hana Matsuri) and we chair Dharma School services throughout the year. We also actively support the community through our participation in various environmental, cultural, and social service projects.

We make a difference…and we have FUN!


Beastie Boys song, “Bodhisattva Vow.”


Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story:

About the first person of color to be drafted into what is now the NBA, a Japanese American who was drafted to the New York Knicks.

Jewels – An Introduction to American Buddhism for Youth, Scouts and the Young at Heart by Kenneth Kenshin Tanaka

Jewels: An Introduction to American Buddhism for Youth, Scouts and the Young at Heart, introduces Buddhism to youth and young and other interested adults to Buddhism in America today. The book is dedicated to Buddhist youth and young adults on whose shoulders the future of American Buddhism rests

February 2021

If you have any questions contact the Jr YBA at:  JrYBA@BuddhistChurchofOakland.org



Buddhist Youth and Young Adult Groups


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