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.


With a deep mindful breath, we announce the passing of our beloved teacher, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, on January 22, 2022 at the age of 95.

We are invited to come together, online or in person, to generate a collective energy of mindfulness and compassion, in memory of Thich Nhat Hanh. Read more about his passing and life here. You can also sign up for email updates here.

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A week of Remembrance at
Magnolia Grove Monastery

Dear friends

The monastics of Magnolia Grove Monastery will be holding a 7-day Recollection of the Heart Retreat in honor of our dear teacher Thich Nhat Hanh from Saturday, 22 Jan. – Friday, 28 Jan.

You are welcome to join us in-person at the monastery (please observe COVID safety measures) or online.

Please join the monastics at Magnolia Grove Monastery for a session of Sitting Meditation & Chanting | Heart Recollection Retreat: Coming & Going in Freedom at 7:00PM Central Time on:

Jan 26, 2022
Jan 27, 2022

COVID-19 Safety measures:

To protect the community and for your own safety and peace of mind, we are taking the following measures for those who come to the monastery. All retreatants must be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot, if due, at least 2 weeks before arrival.

Personal Retreat

Join the community of monastics and lay practitioners in following the daily rhythm and practice schedule of the monastery for a weekend, weeklong or longer stay.  

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Discover the Creative You |
Mindfulness and Creativity in Community
(February 23 – 27)

Experience the deep joy, healing and transformation that take place when we come home to ourselves and allow our innate creativity to be expressed.

Monastery is now open for Day of Mindfulness on Sundays

We welcome you to come practice the art of mindful living with our community. These days can help support you in your practice of mindfulness, taking an entire day to come back home to the present moment and learn to take care of ourselves. 

Practice with us Online

You are invited to join us on Zoom for our  Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays from 4:00pm-5:30pm Central Time with Magnolia Grove Monastics. Different monastics will facilitate the practice session. Format will vary each time.


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December 2021

Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays

December 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - May 12, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States

Dear beloved friends, You are invited to join us on Zoom for our  Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays with Magnolia Grove Monastics. Different monastics will facilitate the practice session. Format will vary each time. The program will be as follows (subject to change): – 5′ introduction – 15′ guided meditation, – 30′ Dharma talk – 45′ Questions and Answers / "Gallery" Sharing / Sharing in breakout groups Newcomers welcome. No previous experience with meditation required. When:  Thursdays at 04:00PM…

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February 2022

Discover the Creative You | Mindfulness and Creativity in Community- A Five-Day Retreat

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - February 27 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUlhgUxbEP0 Register for this retreat “The mind is like a painter. Every artist is capable, through their art, of reaching the supreme objective of life itself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Experience the deep joy, healing and transformation that take place when we come home to ourselves and allow our innate creativity to be expressed. The practice of mindfulness, bringing mind and body together in the present moment, helps us to touch and express our inner artist. When we touch the present…

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March 2022

The Silence that Heals (Silent Retreat)

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - March 20 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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We spend a lot of our lives searching for happiness, running from one thing to another, worrying about the past and being anxious about the future. All the while the world around us is overflowing with the wonder and contentment we seek. This beauty calls to us every day, yet we rarely are in the position to listen. If we don't have silence in ourselves, if our minds and our bodies are full of noise, we can't hear beauty's call.…

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