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.
Sharings from the Monastery
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: Thursday at 04:00PM…Find out more »
Dear Beloved Friends, After more than one year closing to the public, we are happy to inform you the monastery will be open to welcome fully vaccinated friends come to celebrate the Buddha's birthday on May 23. “We know that a Buddha lives inside of each of us. It’s not the man who lived a long time ago, of course, but the nature of that man.” Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh One of the most profound teachings given by the…Find out more »
An Online Retreat hosted by Deer Park, Blue Cliff and Magnolia Grove Monasteries How can we handle the feelings of dread, loneliness and anger within us and around us? There is no “back to normal” in such an uncertain and complex world, so let’s not go back, let’s come together to build a more compassionate future. Wake Up is an active global community of young mindfulness practitioners in their 20s & 30s inspired by the teachings of Zen Master and peace activist Thich…Find out more »
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