On Sunday August 04, 2013, the community will gather to celebrate the Rose Ceremony, to commemorate our mother and father's love. The work of a father is like a great mountain. The loyalty and love of a mother are like clear spring water. We come together on that day to remember our parents who have given us birth. Keep your father and mother in mind before the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and light up our awareness of love, gratitude and happiness.
We warmly invite you to join us for this special day.
Please kindly email us at
if you plan to participate on this day.
Open House (July 13, 2013)
We sincerely hope that you, your family and friends can come to our monastery for an Open House to make acquaintance with our young monastic Brothers and Sisters, to visit our home and to see the facilities. The day is open for people of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, and experiences.
When: July 13, 2013 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm Where: Magnolia Grove Meditation Practice Center 123 Towles Rd. Batesville, MS. 38606 Contact to RSVP: (662) 563-0956
To help us be better prepared to receive everyone, please RSVP.
* We will have a short slide show presentation, guided tour to view the new meditation hall and bell tower, music, fun and games, and much more! * Vegan food is provided for dinner (ex. Eggrolls, spring rolls, BBQ, special Vietnamese cuisines and etc.) * To support the monastery’s environment, please dress modestly.
Cancelled - Summer retreat (July 02-07, 2013)
It is our regret to share with you that we have to cancel our annual Summer retreat this year. This is due to the fact that there is still so much preparation needs to be done such as finishing the meditation hall, bell tower and other current projects for the September retreats.
We thank you for your understanding and support.
Feb. 03 - No Day of Mindfulness
There will not be a Day of Mindfulness on February 03rd. We warmly invite you to join us for Tet Celebration on February 10th, starting at 9:00am. Regular Day of Mindfulness will resume on February 24th, 2013.
Community Work Day - Dec. 08, 2012
The Brothers and Sisters at Magnolia Grove Monastery warmly invite you to join us for our community work day on Saturday, December 08 starting at 9:00am.
It is an occasion for the Four Fold Community to work, practice and have fun together as we prepare for our Teacher's visit in September 2013. We hope you can lend a helping hand in beautifying the monastery.
PS. Please bring a pair of working gloves and your beautiful smiles :).