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.


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Upcoming Events

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Lunar New Year Celebration (Tết)

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - February 18 @ 9:00 am

You are welcome to join the Magnolia Grove Monastery community for our celebrations of the Lunar New Year, or “Tết” – the most important festival in Vietnamese culture.   This is one of the more unusual and joyous weeks in the Magnolia Grove calendar, centred around informal teachings based on traditional Vietnamese poetic “oracle reading”.   Please note that our formal practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation and silent meals are suspended, and replaced with informal practice. Therefore this week…

Lazy Days (closed to visitors)

February 22 @ 8:00 am - March 5 @ 5:00 pm

The monastery will be closed to visitors starting from February 22-March 5 2018. We will open again for friends on March 9, 2018 May you have many moments of happiness. walking mindfully

Silence Retreat “The Art of Noble Silence”

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - April 15 @ 1:00 pm

We invite you to join us for this very special retreat, “The Art of Noble Silence”. This retreat will be the first time the compiled “Silence” teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn have been offered in retreat format. And immersed in the quiet, natural beauty of the Magnolia Grove campus our practice will have ample opportunity to flourish. We spend a lot of our lives searching for happiness, running from one thing to another, worrying about the past and being anxious…

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