Join us every Sunday for meditation, talks, chanting, and discussions
In-person and live on Zoom!

MABA is open to the public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Please wear masks indoors
Let none find fault with others;
Let none see the omissions and commissions of others.
But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.

—Dhammapada Verse 50

Greetings from MABA
We kindly ask our friends when visiting the monastery:

  • be gentle and respectful to all living beings,
  • refrain from wearing fragrances,
  • speak in low tones,
  • wear respectful clothing (plain colors, no bare knees or shoulders),
  • remove shoes before entering buildings

All are welcome to join us for lunch at 11:45am in Blue Lotus House
We invite you to join us live every Sunday Morning, either in person or on Zoom, for meditation, Dharma talks, chanting, and discussions. All are welcome. Past Dharma talks and special event speakers will be uploaded to both our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

As always, we are grateful for your ongoing support. Please continue to stay safe, we look forward to seeing you soon.

May all beings be well and happy!

Your Friends in the Dharma,
The Community at MABA

Please consider making your tax-deductible end-of-year contributions today.
Thank you for your generosity!
Opening the Gate to Awakening II

In November MABA will be hosting series of talks by famous Buddhist teachers from different schools, different traditions and even different countries! Join us in this once in a lifetime event.

To join use this link to register for the OGA II (people who register will receive a response with the zoom link. A reminder will be sent out a day before the talks):
Our Children's Half-Day program continues to meet every 2 weeks.

We welcome children ages 5 through 12 with their own program in Manjusri Hall, while our regular Sunday Mornings program is held in Chan Hall. Then we all meet for lunch at 11:45am at the Blue Lotus House.
Taking Refuge & Precepts

On November 13, Master Jiru will be conferring Refuge and Precepts. Please fill out the form if you are interested, either for the first time or for those who would like to renew their vows.

This month we invite you to join our study group at 11am Sunday Morning for a better understanding of taking refuge and precepts. All are welcome!

For more information (including study materials), and to sign-up, please contact the office at
November 13 is our Kathina Blessing Ceremony. 

This is the day when our Lay Sangha shows generosity to the Monastics. We are currently raising funds to help the Venerables with their Requisites prior to the Three-Month Retreat from December to February.

Donations can be made in advance online Contribute ( 
Kathina Day Schedule

9.15 - 9.30 Sitting meditation
9.30 Inviting the monastics to the front stage
9.30 - 10.00 Three Refuges Ceremony
10.00 Kathina Offerings ceremony
Master Jiru's Dharma Talk
Blessing chanting
Dedication of merit
11.45 Lunch at Blue Lotus House

For joining online on ZOOM please use OGA II ZOOM link, instead of Sunday Morning
New Bodhisattvas

During the Bodhisattva retreat in October the participants had an opportunity to take Bodhisattva precepts.

Welcome new Bodhisattvas!

  1. 顯住菩薩 XiǎnZhù Púsà John
  2. 顯譡菩薩 XiǎnDǎng Púsà Dan
  3. 顯怗菩薩 XiǎnTiē Púsà Taylor
  4. 顯宜菩薩 XiǎnYí Púsà Elaine
  5. 顯程菩薩 XiǎnChéng Púsà Danny
Nov. 06 -- Sunday Mornings at MABA - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnzhì Katty 
Nov. 08 -- Opening the Gates to Awakening - talk by Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsormo 
Nov. 09 -- Opening the Gates to Awakening - talk by Bhante Sujato 
Nov. 10 -- Opening the Gates to Awakening - talk by Ven. Yanrong 
Nov. 11 -- Opening the Gates to Awakening - Meditation with master Jiru 
Nov. 12 -- Opening the Gates to Awakening - talk by Bhikkhu Boddhi
on Nov 13, please use OGA II ZOOM link, instead of Sunday Morning
Nov. 13* -- Sunday Mornings at MABA - Dharma Talk by master Jiru
Nov. 13* -- Kathina Day at MABA
Nov. 13* -- Refuge&Precepts ceremony at MABA
on Nov 13, please use OGA II ZOOM link, instead of Sunday Morning
Nov. 14 -- Opening the Gates to Awakening - talk by Ven. Thubten Chodron 
Nov. 20 -- Sunday Mornings at MABA - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnxǐng Sherrie 
Nov. 27* -- Sunday Mornings at MABA - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnkuān Don Yéye 
* = Children's Half-Day

Topic: Dharma for Difficult Times

  • 9:15 am -- Meditation Instruction Video
  • 9:30 am -- Guided Sitting Meditation
  • 10:00 am -- Dharma Talk
  • 10:30 am – Chanting (in English), Announcements, and short break
  • 11:00 am -- Study Group (topic: refuge and precepts)
  • 11:45 am -- Conclude; lunch in Blue Lotus House
Zoom link for Sunday Mornings at MABA:

Meeting ID: 861 1018 8493
Passcode: 828040

Find past Dharma Talks on our YouTube channel:
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Please visit our Event Calendar for upcoming events.
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