For years, MABA has been focusing on promoting mindfulness training based on the Buddhist principles. MABA has now consolidated its teaching and training experience and is going to launch a mindfulness training program systematically that emphasizes the balance of doctrinal learning and practice of mindfulness starting Fall 2021.
The first four terms of the Mindfulness and Dharma Training Program for 2021-2023 are as follows:
1. Fall 2021 (September-November)
Courses offered: Establishing A Moral Foundation, Four Noble Truths, History of Indian Buddhism, History of the Buddha and His Great Disciples, Mindfulness of the Body. In-person 4-day retreat at the end of the term.
2. Spring 2022 (March-June)
Courses offered: Right Effort (of Restraining Unwholesomeness), Mindfulness of the Feeling, History of Theravada – the Seven Fundamental Matters and Selected Suttas, Right Effort (of Cultivating and Maintaining Wholesomeness), Mindfulness of the Mind. In-person 7-day retreat at the end of the term.
3. Fall 2022 (Sept-Nov)
Courses offered: Mindfulness of Mental Phenomena, History of Early Mahayana, Brahma-Vihara & 37 Prerequisites to Enlightenment, Brief Introduction of Mahayana Sutras (Heart Sutra and Diamond Sutra). In-person 4-day retreat at the end of the term.
4. Spring 2023 (March-June)
Courses offered: Chan Meditation of Mahayana Tradition (Signlessness, Transcendence), Contemporary Applications of Mindfulness: 1) Mental Well-being and Psychology, 2) Social Welfare and Healthcare. In-person 7-day retreat at the end of the term.
* A certificate will be conferred by MABA to the students who have successfully completed the four terms consecutively.
Tuition for first term registration is USD $ 499.
Tuition Discount for early payment
Register for 1st term: $499 $449 (By August 1, 2021)
Continue to 2nd term: $475 $429 (TBA)
Continue to 3rd term: $455 $409 (TBA)
Continue to 3rd term: $435 $389 (TBA)
Tuition payable by check to "YBEF", with remark "Mindfulness and Dharma Learning Program – Term XX"