Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Events and Education, Spirituality or Religion | 0 comments

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! 🙂

Dear Friends,

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 office@maba-usa.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

one of the most well-known and important teachings in the Prajna Paramita (Perfection of Wisdom) tradition,. We will be using the Thich Nhat Hanh translation and commentary.


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

Hsuan Hua

Mu Soeng

The Diamond that Cuts Through IllusionDiamond Sutra: Text and Commentary

Online text and commentary

Diamond Sutra

Pre-registration is requested. Contact donshushu@yahoo.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
14380 Ladue
Chesterfield, MO 63017
314-576-4900
314-323-9007 cell

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