Beginner Study Groups

Youth Buddhist Educational Foundation (YBEF)

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About Us: Youth Buddhist Educational Foundation (hereinafter referred as YBEF) was established and officially registered as a non-profit organization with the State of Missouri on February 2nd, 1998 in Augusta, Missouri. Its members widely involve the educational, religious, academia societies of the United States, Asian countries, and the Buddhists and people who share the same understandingMore ›

Outreaching Instruction

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This program will primarily serve schools and/or institutions that are interested in dhamma and meditation instructions. MABA/YBEF will send a qualified instructor over to the designated time and location upon request, subject to advanced application and approval.  

Mahayana Literature

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Each year during MABA’s Winter Retreat, we gather periodically to study a topic related to the Mahāyāna practice. This year we are focusing on understanding the Chān School’s meaning of merit: its accumulation, sharing, transferring, and dedication. This study will include a comparison of the Theravāda and Yogâcāra traditions as they apply to the BodhisattvaMore ›

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

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BEYOND MINDFULNESS IN PLAIN ENGLISH  by Bhante Guanaratana Author Bhante Gunaratana, a renowned meditation master, takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. The book showcases Bhante’s trademark clarity and wit, as he explores the tool of meditation, what it does, and how to make it work. WeMore ›