In Augusta, Missouri is the Mid-America Buddhist Association – http://www.maba-usa.org. Highly recommended are the Sunday sessions with meditation and dharma talk followed by a pot-luck vegetarian lunch. Your only cost for the meal is to help clean up. After that take a slow walk over the 76 acres making sure you experience all that this peaceful and beautiful place has to offer. Be always mindful that this a monastery.
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