Greetings from MABA
Please note: Although MABA continues to be closed to the public, a limited number of visitors will be allowed on Saturdays and Sundays, by appointment only.
Please contact the office for more information and COVID protocols before you visit.

Join us every Sunday for LIVE Guided Meditations, Dharma Talks, and Discussions
on Zoom and Facebook Live, all are welcome!
Dear Friends,

As the changing season reminds us shorter days and cooler nights are ahead, we can take a few moments to silently reflect on the ordinary in our lives. A leaf carried on the wind crossing our path. The skillful precision of crops being harvested along the highway. The quiet footsteps of a loved one in the kitchen. All fleeting, and in the present. Keeping a kind heart in all we do shows our commitment to living a life in the Dharma.

Our Guanyin Blessing ceremony will be on Zoom and FB on October 17. While repairs and staining have been completed to the pavilion, we are looking for a few volunteers to help us clean the Guanyin sculpture itself, either on Saturday, October 9 or 16. It should only take an hour or so, and lunch will be provided. Please contact Don Yeye to volunteer. Thank you!

The Buddhist Global Relief Buddhist Action to Feed the Hungry will be held online October 2 from 3-5pm (CT), more information is below. Looking ahead: We are happy to announce that Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi will join us via Zoom for Sunday Morning at MABA on November 7 at 9am; the topic will be announced next month.

Ajaan Thanissaro Bhikkhu will be joining us again for a teaching based on Chapter Nine of his book On the Path the evening of November 3. Contact Xiǎnkuān Don Yéye to register.

Now is the time to get a regular flu shot, the CDC advises. If you have questions or fears about vaccinations, please contact the office. We are here to help.

As always, we are grateful for your ongoing support. Please stay well. We invite you to join us every Sunday for meditation, Dharma Talks, and discussions. All are welcome!

Your Friends in the Dharma,
The Community at MABA
Guanyin Blessing ~ October 17
Please click on images below to download lantern forms.
With our sincerest gratitude,
thank you to all our volunteers this year!

Despite COVID-19,
we accomplished a lot
together this summer, from
cleaning and installing
a new HVAC system
in Chan Hall,

to pruning trees and
cutting brush along the roads,
to repairs and painting of
Dizang Hall,

sanding and staining
the Guanyin Pavilion.

Thank you.
We truly appreciate your help!

Compassion In Action ~ October 2 & 30
Bhikkhu Bodhi ~ Nov. 7
Registration is Open!

Click on the images below for more information on these two very worthwhile programs. We hope you will join us for one, or both, of these educational opportunities that are unique to the St. Louis (and Midwest) area.
Welcome to the Pāramitā Challenge! 波羅蜜多挑戰
October 3 - Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnxǐng Sherrie
October 10 - Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnzhì Katty
October 17 - Sunday Services - Guanyin Blessing - Dharma Talk by Master Jìrú and
Xiǎnkuān Don Yéye
October 24 - Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnchū Cory
October 31 - Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Master Jìrú

November 7 - Sunday Services - Special Guest Bhikkhu Bodhi ~ 9am
November 14 - Sunday Services - Kathina Ceremony
November 21- Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnhuān Francesca
November 28- Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnji Lee

December 1 - Monastic Winter Retreat Begins
MABA's Sunday Services and Book Study Group meet every Sunday.
Everyone is welcome! (use Zoom link below).
Sunday Services Schedule (Central Time-US):
  • 9:15 am -- Meditation Instruction Video
  • 9:30 am -- Guided Sitting Meditation
  • 10:00 am -- Dharma Talk
  • 10:40 am – Chanting (in English), Announcements, and Short Break
  • 11:00 am -- Book Study Group (reading On the Path)

Zoom link for MABA Sunday Services:
Meeting ID: 880 7239 2264
Passcode: 130185

Or, find MABA Sunday Services Live on Facebook


Our Sunday Book Study Group continues reading and discussing Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu's On The Path on Sundays during our regular Sunday Morning program.

We are currently reading Chapter Eight: Right Mindfulness. All are welcome, no experience necessary. To sign up for these classes, contact Xiǎnxǐng Sherrie at to receive the free .pdf book. Or join us for Sunday Services and download it then.

Join us on Wednesday, November 3, with special guest Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu!
Contact Xiǎnkuān Don Yéye to register.

MABA Cares
The MABA community is happy to be of benefit to any of our sangha members in difficulty, and we are able to help in several ways. If you are in a food emergency, MABA can provide supplies from MABA's pantry; if you cannot make it out to the monastery, we can deliver. For longer-term food assistance, we can help you find a food pantry.

Whether spiritual counseling and moral support, professional mental health counseling, end-of-life questions, or legal assistance, we can help you find a provider. If you feel unsafe, let us know.

Please have no fear of reaching out; anyone can fall into difficulty, and there is no shame in a helping hand from a friend. Reach out to MABA at if you need assistance.
Dharma Talks and Guided Meditations
Xiǎnkuān continues to post new guided meditations on YouTube. Learn how to calm the mind, gain insight, and cultivate loving kindness and compassion at:

Six Pathways is available in both softcover and e-book at Stay tuned for Volume II later this year!

MABA continues to upload past Dharma Talks, and
can be found at MABA's YouTube channel (more to come):

Photos, Events, and More!

To view more photos from events at MABA, please visit our Media page.

Please visit our Event Calendar for upcoming events.
Please consider making a donation today.
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You may make secure contributions directly to MABA via PayPal, PayPal Giving Fund, or by sending a check made payable to “MABA” to 299 Heger Lane, Augusta, MO 63332

Thank you for your continued support!
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