Important Announcement：Dharma Masters Chuan Yang will visit Minnesota Buddhist Association, from October 12 to October 23. [Schedule details]
Please see Activities for activity announcements and schedule.
The vision of Midwest-Minnesota Buddhist Association (MBA) is to promote and spread Buddha dharma.
MBA emphasizes on the three major aspects equally: cultivation, daily life, and education.
- Cultivation: We emphasize on solid cultivation practice, instead of staying at talking.
- Daily life: We emphasize on using the Buddha dharma to lead our daily life.
- Education: We emphasize on applying the Buddha dharma as our education principle, to help people establish active and upright attitudes.
Midwest-Minnesota Buddhist Association (MBA) focuses on providing an environment that emphasizes on both understanding and cultivating Buddha dharma.
- Group cultivation on every Saturday: We have group cultivation on every Saturday starting at 10AM. The major content includes sutra recitation, buddha name recitation, listening to dharma talks, perform repentence, etc.
- Dharma event: We regularly invite Dharma Masters to visit us, spreading buddha dharma and advising us on how to cultivate.
- We have over 2000 Buddhism books and various kinds of audio/video materials at the library for member's reference. In addition, we have a lot of free books, CD, DVD, buddha-recitation device, counter, etc. and everyone is welcome to pick them up for free.
- We organize group dharma trips to monasteries (e.g. Buddha recitation hall in Seattle, the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah, California) from time to time. We also host veggie potluck party and outdoor hiking.
- MBA Newsletter is our regular free reading material, published every other month. The content includes activity announcements and dharma talks from Great Masters, targeting at helping members to cultivate Buddha dharma with both understanding and practicing emphasized.
- Family program targets at teaching kids on basic Buddha dharma and cultivation methods, and at the same time introduce traditional culture of China.
(website link of MBA Family Program: https://sites.google.com/site/mbabuddhistfamilyprogram)
Advisor: Dharma Master Chuan Yang
美國中西部明州佛教會 Midwest - Minnesota Buddhist Association
(Former name: Midwest Buddhist Association)
Address： 1245 Summit Ct., Maplewood, MN 55109