Magnolia Grove Monastery was established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to share the practice of mindful living.

This 120-acre residential monastery and mindfulness practice center  rests peacefully in Northwest Mississippi. It is a place to rest with the present moment and to live peacefully with the faithful friend, our breathing.


Weekly sangha meeting with monastics from Magnolia Grove Monastery

You are invited to join us on Zoom for our weekly sangha session on Thursdays with Magnolia Grove Monastics

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Peace is every breath

Update: Extending Temporary Closure of Magnolia Grove Monastery in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) till August 1, 2020

In view of the developing situation and the continuing lockdown, our monastery will remain closed till the August 1, 2020, or until further notice.

Naturally we hope to re-open as soon as possible to welcome all our friends back again to practice with us but our decision to re-open will be guided by official recommendations.

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Walking in mindfulness

“Mindfulness is the Way” – Retreat for people in the 12 Step Programs

August 19 @ 5:00 pm - August 23 @ 2:00 pm

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 and to learn more about the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Daily Activities will include: Sitting meditation  Walking Meditation  Mindful Eating  Dharma sharing Deep relaxation  Working Meditation Dharma Talk  Noble Silence Delicious vegan meals are included along with comfortable housing unless you prefer to camp. As a courtesy to the monastery and…

Health Care Professionals & Caregivers Retreat – “Caring for Me, Caring for You”

September 3 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm

One in four of us are caring for another, in a professional setting or a familiar one. Often our resources for mindfulness become lost among the many demands of our work. This retreat offers a time of reflection, nourishment and strengthening of our abilities to care for others as we care for ourselves. Through the  practice of mindfulness we will explore looking deeply and restoring ourselves, so that we may continue with ease and stability in our everyday lives, as we…

Mother, I am here for you.

Rose Ceremony – “Greatest Gifts of Life”

September 6 - September 8

This is an opportunity to remember our parents. Regardless whether they are still with us or they have passed on, we can foster gratitude for everything they have done for us, and we can be their beautiful continuation. How do we recognize the good and not so good elements inside of us and to reconcile with our past difficulties so we can have a better future? In this retreat, you will have a chance to do guided-sitting meditation on the…

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