Study Groups

Saturday Discussion Group

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MABA would like to welcome you to a new series of bi-weekly Dharma discussions during the three-month monastic winter retreat, from December 2020 to February 2021! Everyone is welcome – Buddhists, non-Buddhists, beginners, and advanced practitioners alike. Held every other Saturday, from 6:30–7:30pm CT, this group will offer thoughtful, and sometimes lively, discussions on BuddhistMore ›

Sunday Schedule on Zoom for the Winter Retreat 2020/2021

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Schedule for Sunday Services via Zoom: • 9:15 am — Guided Meditation • 9:30 am — Sitting Meditation • 10:00 am — Chanting (in English) • 10:15 am — Break • 10:25 am — Meditation Discussion • 10:45 am — Book Study Group (reading On the Path) Winter Retreat Calendar December 27 – Sunday ServicesMore ›

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

| 2017 Calendar

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) for directions and information The Practice of the Six Pāramitās (Perfections) This retreat will be let by Master Jiru and MABA’s twoMore ›

MABA closed Sunday May 7th

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Dear Friends, Major flooding of the Missouri River has taken its toll. Due to Hwy 94 closures from DD to T (west of Weldon Spring all the way past Augusta), we need to cancel Sunday, May 7. Hope to see everyone on May 14, and of course, for VESAK DAY, May 21. Turn around. Don’tMore ›

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 ›

“In the Buddha’s Words” Study Group begins 06/12

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Starting Sunday, June 12 at 9 am, our new class on Bhikkhu Bodhi’s In the Buddha’s Words.  All are welcome!  This is a wonderful way to learn about Buddha’s original teachings.  Plus Bhikkhu Bodhi is coming back to St. Louis in October to lead a Retreat and a Walk for Global Relief at Tower GroveMore ›