Hello all! The updated schedule for MABA and the schedule of events has been posted. If you are interested in any activities in the Buddhist community, this is a good group and a good place to practice. Enjoy! 🙂
Please see the poster below if you have an interest in studying the Dharma this winter in Chesterfield.
Reminder of MABA activities:
With the monastics in the traditional 3-month retreat at MABA, there is the usual suspension of Dharma talks and study groups at the Monastery. The Sunday meditations will continue at 10 am, and all are welcome to attend.
MABA has the annual New Year’s Eve Dharma Blessing on December 31 from 7 to midnight. If you want to stay overnight, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. On Sunday, January 1, at 10:30 am, MABA will have an open house at the new Humble Cottage “Cao Tang.” All are welcome at both events. See the website for more details: www.maba-usa.org.
Buddhist Study Group
Sponsored by MABA & SLIMG
January 5, 2012 through March 8, 2012
8 Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
In Chesterfield, MO (near 141 & Ladue Rd)
Study of the Diamond Sutra
We will explore how the Diamond Sutra can be applied to our daily lives. The Diamond Sutra is
Leaders: Don Sloane, a senior lay teacher at MABA, who has given cognitive therapy and mindfulness presentations in over 100 cities nationally; Katty Choi, fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, graduate degree in Buddhism from Hong KongUniversity, and a senior lay teacher at MABA. She will join us in February; Elizabeth Fryer, who has been practicing Buddhism for over 30 years. She founded the SLIMG in 1996 and was trained by Jack Kornfield (SRC) as a Community Dharma Leader.
People of all levels of experience are welcome.
Eight Meetings on Thursdays, 7-9 pm in Chesterfield
|January 5 Introduction to the DiamondSutra, Chapters 1-3
January 12 No class
January 19 Chapters 4-5
January 26 No class
February 2 Chapters 6-8
February 9 Chapters 9-14
|February 16 Chapters 15-17February 23 Chapters 18-23
March 1 Chapters 24-30
March 8 Chapters 31-32
March 22 (Make-up date in case of a weather cancellation)
Schedule for each class
|6:50 pm – Arrival and Sign In7:00 pm – Reading of the section of the Diamond Sutra in English
7:15 pm – Meditation
7:45 pm – Short break
|8:00 pm – Presentation by the teacher8:20 pm – Discussion of the Chapters
8:58 pm – Dedication of Merit
Recommended Readings (links provided upon registration)
|Required TextAdditional resources||Thich Nhat HanhRed Pine
|The Diamond that Cuts Through IllusionDiamond Sutra: Text and Commentary
Online text and commentary
Pre-registration is requested. Contact email@example.com to register.
$35.00 donation suggested, which can be made online at www.maba-usa.org
Although attending all sessions is most beneficial, everyone is welcome to come to one or more of the classes as your schedule allows.
Contact for questions:
Donald F. Sloane, Director
Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Chesterfield, MO 63017