Join us every Sunday for meditation, chanting, and study
In-person at MABA

MABA is open to the public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Please wear masks indoors
"He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me,"—
in those who harbour such thoughts hatred will never cease.
"He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me," —
in those who do not harbour such thoughts hatred will cease.
For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time,
hatred ceases by love, this is an old rule.

—Dhammapada Verses 3-5

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 for meditation, Dharma talks, chanting, and discussions. 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

Dana is the virtue of giving. It is the practice to overcome lower fetters, such as greed and ignorance and the way to accumulate merits, that will support the practice of meditation. Without preliminary effort to establish virtuous actions, the practice of meditation often become fruitless. Don't hesitate and seize any opportunity to develop this virtue.

Purdue University

MABA community never grows tired serving the society, especially catering for future generations. Master Jiru and junior monastics travelled to Perdue University (Indiana) for a two days meditation practice.
Principia Middle School

Junior monastics ven. Kongke and ven. Konjin, lay teacher Lee Patton attended religious summit at Principia Middle School, where eighth graders have been learning about the five major world religions – Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. The dialogue between different religious groups hopefully will be a good cause for better mutual understanding and promotion of peace.
Qing Ming Memorial Service
Volunteers Welcome!

The spring season is here!
Our monastery is happy to receive any help in cleaning the Chan Hall and gardening.
Join us on Saturday Mornings,
with vegetarian lunch provided.
Please let us know you are willing to come and help

Beginners Retreat
This year MABA will host three beginners' retreats. Please save the dates:

1.     July 7-9
2.     September 29-1
3.     November 10-12

All the details will be announced later.
Master Jiru's speech for the DBS new students (2023-2024 Academic year) on Feb 25, 2023: 

Master encouraged the new students to study the Buddhist Studies program wholeheartedly by sharing the following points: 
  1. In the process of studying, we shall study the Dharma in a perseverant way, and study for the practical applications. After we have learned, let the knowledge be the guidance in our life. This is called the unity of knowledge and actions.
  2. We need to be firm and persistent, hardworking and determined, and positive and open-minded, so that we keep progressing in the process of our studies.
  3. We study to refine our moral quality and to raise our ambition to a higher level. 
  4. We accumulate more energy of life through studying the Dharma, and with that we will be able to serve and contribute better to society and the nation, and even be able to speak out and do our best for Buddhism.
IBFA Temple Opening Ceremony, Chicago
If you are planning to travel to Chicago from out of state, please fill in the google form
Find past Dharma Talks on our YouTube channel:
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Photos, Events, and More
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Please visit our Event Calendar for upcoming events.
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