On July 19, 2014, we welcomed approximately 100 friends to our Annual Open House. It was great happiness to welcome our neighbors, friends from near and far and the presence of Catholic Sisters & Father from Poor Clares in Memphis, TN. To help our visitors have better understanding of our daily life, which consists of playing, working, studying and practicing, we shared this slideshow. It consists of different events and activities that occurred over the past year.
Breathe, you are online! :)
Slideshow : Letting Go + Be Free = Great Contentment retreat
Friends from different states joined the monastics to practice mindfulness for four days. The five kittens attended their first mindfulness retreat and the children, as well as adults, gave them much love and happiness.
This special slideshow was made possible by Grant and Amber, who attended the annual Summer Retreat (July 02-06, 2014) at Magnolia Grove Meditation Practice Center.
Photos: Summer of Wonders at Magnolia Grove Monastery
“To live in a good environment,
to have planted wholesome seeds,
and to realize that you are on the right path—
this is the greatest happiness.
--- from Discourse on Happiness
This summer marks the 4th year of the monastics presence at Magnolia Grove Meditation Practice Center. Number of the Brothers and Sisters returned to Vietnam and Thailand to give other monastics the opportunity to practice at Magnolia Grove MPC. Over the past years, friends all over the USA have learned the art of mindful living with us. Many peaceful and gentle steps were made, beautiful smiles were exchanged and countless moments of happiness were generated on this place. The land ancestors have been supportive of us and we are very grateful for their protection and loving kindness.
To make this summer more special, we'd like to share with you pictures taking by friends who have visited us. Mindful breaths were generated as their eyes touch the wonders of lives. Current photos showing were taking by Alecia in June 2014.