This past September, Venerable Yifa flew from Taipei to New York City for an extended visit to the United States. In addition to visiting old friends and making new ones, she made steps towards developing future Woodenfish activities, attended an academic forum at Yale and had dinner at Oprah's house!
Yifa landed in New York on the 7th of September and almost immediately set to work on Woodenfish matters. Over the course of three days, she had daylong meetings with newly-hired Woodenfish employees Julia and Jordan to go over short and long term plans for the Foundation. During this period, the Woodenfish team also paid visits to Religions for Peace and the UN.