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April 2017

Day of Mindfulness

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Come for a day of mindfulness and peace. Sample schedule: 5:30am- Sitting meditation & chanting 7:00am – Breakfast 8:30am- Walking meditation 9:45am- Dharma talk 11:30am- Precepts recitation (1st Sunday – The Five Mindfulness Training, 3rd Sunday – The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings)/ Dharma sharing (2nd, 4th, 5th Sundays) 1:00pm – Formal lunch in the Rising Tide Meditation Hall (2nd, 4th, 5th Sundays) – Lunch in the dining hall (1st and 3rd Sundays)

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May 2017

Order of Interbeing Retreat & Vesak Celebration (Buddha’s Birthday)

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - May 7 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Since Thich Nhat Hanh founded the Order of Interbeing in the 1960s, its fourfold Sangha has blossomed into a worldwide garden of practitioners, responding to divisiveness, hatred, and suffering with compassion, stability, and freedom. In this retreat, we will nourish our mindfulness, so we may continue to follow Thay’s teaching and the example of his life by engaging compassionately with the world to help transform suffering. We will enjoy formal meditation periods as well as mindfulness in all activities —…

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Monastery is closed

May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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The monastics are having our annual Brown Family Monastic Outing during this time. We welcome guests for a weekend, week stay starting on May 19th.

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Retreat for people in the 12 Step Programs

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Walking in mindfulness

This retreat offers the opportunity for people in 12 Step programs of all types to ‘keep coming back’ to Magnolia Grove to share our experience, strength, and hope with each other and to learn more about the practices of mindfulness and meditation. We will learn to 'breathe mindfully.' Every morning we will start our day with sitting meditation with the Brothers and Sisters of Magnolia Grove. Daily activities will include: Sitting Meditation  Walking Meditation  Mindful Eating  Dharma Sharing Dharma Talk …

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June 2017

Happy Teachers Will Change the World – Retreat for educators

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - June 11 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Please join us at Magnolia Grove Meditation Practice Center for “Happy Teachers Will Change the World” an educator retreat for both experienced and beginning meditators. This retreat is open to educators, school managers and administrators from elementary through college.  During our time together, we’ll learn how to build a supportive environment in the workplace and the art of mindful communication – loving speech, deep listening and how to reconcile with others.  These are all pillars of the “Wake Up Schools”…

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Day of Mindfulness in Memphis

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rhodes College, 2000 N. Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112 United States
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In today's fast paced culture, the average person is bombarded by personal, social, financial and/or familial challenges.  Fatigued physically and mentally, we often take refuge in unwholesome or self destructive habits which do not lead to the happiness and peace sought for. There is a way to that happiness and peace, mindfulness.  Mindfulness involves returning to the present moment. Taking refuge in mindfulness and mindful living, healing and transformation can take place. The monks and nuns of Magnolia Grove Monastery…

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July 2017

“Going Home” Summer Retreat for families and individuals

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - July 5 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Home is a place for us to come back to after a long day of work and study. It is also a place that we can feel peace, loving warmth and care from our beloved. Yet sometimes the stresses from our work and study and society take away our inner peace, leaving us feeling homeless. The "Going Home Family Retreat" at Magnolia Grove Monastery offers us an opportunity to come back to ourselves, releasing tension, learning how to listen deeply,…

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Open House

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Open House Invitation (July 22, 2017 from 5:00pm-8:00pm) We warmly invite you, your family and friends 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. Lotus are blooming, birds are singing, brothers and sisters are smiling. That is because we know you are there and we are very happy. The day is open for people of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, and experiences. A short video presentation will…

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August 2017

A Rose For Your Pocket Ceremony

August 27 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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There will be a beautiful Rose Ceremony to honor our parents and the compassion and love that they have given us.

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October 2017

“AWAKENING TOGETHER” US TOUR 2017 – “Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World” Retreat

October 10 - October 15
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Walking in mindfulness

Join the monastic community founded, ordained and trained by Thich Nhat Hanh as they tour the United States to continue the legacy of the beloved Zen Master. Join us for retreats, public talks, and days of mindfulness, and learn how you can bring the miracle of mindfulness into your daily life.  #awakeningtogether We invite you to join us for this special retreat experience as we will look closely at teachings and practices of mindfulness that can bring peace and serenity…

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US TOUR : Mindfulness Retreat

October 10 @ 3:00 pm - October 15 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Thầy and attendants

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November 2017

Thanksgiving Weekend

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - November 24 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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During our Thanksgiving retreat this year we will practice to the theme of “Peaceful Action, Open Heart”.  Learning that peace comes from within helps us to open our heart and practice loving kindness and compassion both for ourselves and for others.  Please join us November 22-24, 2017 for this beautiful event. When faced with the challenges of our complicated world, we often feel like we “should do something” to make things better.  Very often we may not know what it…

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December 2017

Planting Seeds of Joy – Holiday Retreat for families and individuals

December 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Join us to experience joy as a spiritual family.  Each one of us takes part in creating the garden of humanity.  Creating joy sometimes eludes us though.  The emphasis of this retreat will be to enhance your practice of planting seeds of joy in yourself and others. We will use the practices of mindfulness to touch the joy of life in the midst of the mundane. The retreat includes daily teachings on mindfulness and sessions of walking meditation, sitting meditation…

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