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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Thanksgiving Weekend

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - November 23 @ 2:00 pm

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.   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 is we “should” be doing.  We will look deeply…

Holiday Retreat for families and individuals

December 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

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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