Become a Volunteer

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MABA sets out to accomplish 5 main goals:

  1. Promote Buddhism in the U.S., specifically the Midwest
  2. Serve the community with spiritual and social activities
  3. Provide educational programs in the study of Buddhism
  4. Offer a peaceful environment for practicing meditation
  5. Support the Sangha in its commitment to the Dharma

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In order to continue providing an environment for spiritual growth and practice, we need your ongoing support. You may make secure donations directly to MABA via Paypal or by sending a check made payable to “MABA” to 299 Hedger Lane Augusta, MO 63332. All contributions are tax deductible.

In addition to monetary contributions, MABA welcomes volunteers for various tasks.

 

Food Donations

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Grocery Donation (食品類)

美中佛教會感激所有支持本會的法友,不論是好心一片、好菜一盤或者是親自上山幫忙一切。為了避免法友們虛耗寶貴時間去猜測山上需要甚麼,本會決定經常公布並更新山上所需物件的清單。請法友們在斟酌布施時,先行參考這份清單。謝謝!

MABA could always use extra groceries donated. Here is a list of items that are regularly needed by MABA.

  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Red Peppers
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Beets
  • Portobello Mushrooms
  • Hash Browns
  • Brown Rice
  • Frozen Food (Vegetarian Toasted Raviolis, Pizzas)
  • Toilet Paper
  • HE Laundry Detergent and Softener

“Giving food, one gives strength. Giving clothes, one gives protection. The one who gives residence is the giver of all, but the one who teaches the Dharma is the giver of the deathless.”

-Samyutta Nikaya

Meal Preparation

Every Sunday morning, MABA hosts a service which ends with a group potluck. Every attendee is asked to bring a vegan dish.

Cook / Clean

MABA welcomes volunteers to help prepare for the Sunday potluck including cooking/heating up certain dishes, setting out dishes, etc. After the potluck, MABA welcomes volunteers to assist in cleaning up, washing/drying dishes, sanitizing tables and tidying.

 

Yard Work

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Property Upkeep

MABA could always use extra help with maintenance around the large property. It can be a very calming charitable experience, one that would certainly be greatly appreciated.

  • Lawn care
  • Plant flowers/trees
  • Garden

 

Be a Giver

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Make a Pledge

For those who would like to become more involved in directly supporting the Sangha in its commitment to the Dharma, MABA accepts readiness pledge contributions in many forms.