Buddhist Association

Join us every Sunday

for meditation, chanting, and study

in-person at MABA

(299 Heger Lane, Augusta, MO)

MABA is open to the public

on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Sunday Morning at MABA schedule:

09.30 - 10.00 Sitting meditation

10.00 - 10.10 Walking meditation

10.00 - 10.45 Dhamma talk

10.45 - 11.00 Chanting

11.00 - 11.45 Study Group

11.45 Vegetarian Lunch

May Dhamma talk schedule:

May 6th Dynamic Meditation (please sign-up)

May 7th Sunday Morning at MABA (talk by Xiǎnzhì Katty )

May 14th Sunday Morning at MABA (talk by Xiǎnkuān Don)

May 21st Sunday Morning at MABA (talk by Xiǎnzé Jeff)

May 26th [Chicago] IBFA Blessing Ceremony

May 27th [Chicago] IBFA Blessing Ceremony

May 28th [Chicago] IBFA Blessing Ceremony

May 28th Sunday Morning at MABA

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


MABA invites volunteers to help prepare for the Vesak on the Saturday, June 10th.

For setting up tables, tents and other work we genuinely need some help.

Please contact us if you would like to join.

We are happy to share the ancient Chinese techniques of Body-and-Mind transformation, through the practice of Qigong, Taichi, Breathing Exercises and Mindfulness. Due to conflicts of schedule, regular time for classes can not be provided yet. Please reach out to us if you are interested. Next class is Saturday May 6th, 10 a.m.

Chicago IBFA temple

will be hosting weekend mindful retreats once a month.


is the virtue of giving. Monastic community is fully dependent on the lay community support. As for now MABA almost fully relies on the support of traditional Asian community. It is very important for us to help Western community to develop six paramitas (perfection), first of which is the virtue of giving. The importance of practicing Dana is known through it's benefit for overcoming 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. Do not hesitate and seize any opportunity to develop this virtue.

Thank you for your outgoing support!

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MABA accepts invitations from schools, educational institutes and other religious organizations to introduce Buddhism and mindfulness practice, as well as to join interfaith dialogues that promote mutual understanding between practices. 

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For our Dharma friends and supporters who wish to make a dedicated lantern offering, we will engrave a tablet in your name (or any name you wish) and place it at the pavilion.

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Funeral services

Reservation of the niches, ordering the urns, placing the urns, relocating the urns, chanting service for transference of merits, funeral services, placement of name tablet of ancestors, and visiting dying patients.

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