Retreats

Weekend Gardening Workshop October 7-8, 2017

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WEEKEND GARDENING WORKSHOP October 7-8, 2017  9:00 am – 5:00 pm As we meditate and learn the Dharma, so should we take opportunities to put our teachings into practice.  Join our landscapers, Bret and Ryan, on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, for a hands-on gardening workshop. We will learn how our work practiceMore ›

Mindfulness Day Mini-Retreat

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Mindfulness Day Mini-Retreat on Saturday, August 26, 2017 starting at 12:45 pm at at the Thai Buddhist Temple, 890 Lindsay Lane, Florissant, MO 63031.

Pāramitā Retreat July 22nd – 23rd

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Pāramitā Retreat at MABA Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23, 2017, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Mid-America Buddhist Association Monastery via Hwy. 94 and Schindler Rd. – Augusta, MO (35 minutes from Chesterfield) www.maba-usa.org for directions and information The Practice of the Six Pāramitās (Perfections) This retreat will be let by Master Jiru and MABA’s twoMore ›

Refuge and Precepts Retreat

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Refuge and Precepts Retreat at MABA Saturday, June 3, 2017   8:30 am to 5:00 pm Refuge and the Precepts: Right Speech and Right Mindfulness “Understanding What It Means to Take Refuge and the Precepts” This one-day Retreat is designed to allow beginners to gain experience in what it means to Take Refuge and to practice theMore ›

MABA’s Upcoming Events and Practice Schedule

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This Sunday, April 16th at MABA, our regular schedule continues (Classes and study groups will start at 9 am. There is an orientation video for first time visitors in the library at 9 am) 10 am Sitting Meditation 10:40 Walking Meditation 10:55 Dharma Talk (see schedule below) 11:30 Chanting in English MABA has a new Study GroupMore ›

Postponing the Opening of the Blue Lotus House

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Dear Friends, Great progress has been made in the Blue Lotus House. However, the round Manjushri Hall will not be completed by Sunday. We have decided to postpone the opening until Vesak Day, Sunday, May 21. This will be an auspicious day with many people from all the different Buddhist groups in attendance. We lookMore ›

Sign up for April 29 Beginners Retreat at MABA and Study Group Info

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Dear Friends, 1) 2017 Beginners Retreat.  This is our first retreat of the year.  We encourage all new people and continuing members to attend.  Coming to a one-day monthly retreat is a great way to improve one’s practice.  Seeing how calm and clear our mind can become in one day inspires us to practice regularlyMore ›

Winter Retreat Schedule Begins

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From December 1st, 2016 until February 28, 2017, the Monastic Sangha at MABA will be on their annual winter retreat. This is a time the Monastics spend in contemplation. Since the time of the Buddha, monastics have taken yearly retreats. In India, where there is a rainy season, the monastics take a three month “RainsMore ›