Established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and practicing the Plum Village Tradition, we 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.



Our community is commemorating the life and legacy of our beloved teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, who passed away on 22nd January 2022. Join us for the final ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude, and tribute.

“A Cloud Never Dies” biographical documentary of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh narrated by Peter Coyote.

COVID-19 Safety measures:

UPDATED: As of 20th August 2022, in light of the easing of Covid restrictions, Magnolia Grove Monastery has suspended most of our previous health protocols which were in place (vaccination status & mask-wearing).

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.

Featured Retreat

Planting Seeds for a Better Future
(Holiday Retreat for families and individuals)
(December 28, 2022 – January 01, 2023)

As we continue our beloved teacher through our diligent practice, we also continue him through practicing joyfully together as a multifold Sangha.

Day of Mindfulness
(Thursday & Sunday)

The day 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.


Sharings from the Monastery

Together As One, Shining As Sun

We have happy and exciting news to share with our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) friends on the ...
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COVID Health Protocol for In-Person Retreats

UPDATED: As of 20th August 2022, in light of the easing of Covid restrictions, Magnolia Grove Monastery has suspended most ...
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Planting Seeds for a Better Future (Holiday Retreat) | December 28 – January 01

“Our mind is a field in which every kind of seed is sown — seeds of compassion, joy, and hope, ...
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Monastery closure until August 12

Dear Beloved Friends, We hope this email finds you happy, healthy and in good spirits. Over the past two years, ...
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September 2022

Peaceful Dwelling | Three-Month Autumn Retreat

September 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Magnolia Grove Monastery is delighted to announce that our multifold community will be observing our annual 90-day Autumn Retreat from September 10 to December 11, 2022. September 10  : Counting Stick Ceremony (in each respective hamlet) September 11 : Ceremony to Open the Autumn Retreat (Face to Face Ceremony) December 11 : Ceremony to Close the  Autumn Retreat (Pavarana Day)     You are warmly invited to join us during this Autumn Retreat for a weekend stay, one or two weeks…

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Day of Mindfulness on Sundays

September 11 @ 8:30 am - December 11 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Sunday and Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2022

Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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About this event We welcome you to come practice the art of mindful living with our community. This day 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. No experience is required and anyone can benefit from even one day of mindfulness. Other activities include a Dharma talk, walking meditation, silent meal, and a discussion of the practice. The talk is…

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Day of Mindfulness on Thursdays

September 15 @ 8:30 am - December 11 @ 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Thursday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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We welcome you to come practice the art of mindful living with our community. This day 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. No experience is required and anyone can benefit from even one day of mindfulness. Other activities include a Dharma talk, walking meditation, silent meal, and a discussion of the practice. The talk is either a live…

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Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays

September 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - February 16, 2023 @ 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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November 2022

Gratitude is a Source of Happiness (Thanksgiving Celebration)

November 23 @ 3:00 pm - November 27 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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More information will be posted soon.

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Featured Video

A special coverage on Magnolia Grove Monastery
from Mississippi Public Broadcasting

MAGNOLIA GROVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

PLUM VILLAGE YOUTUBE CHANNEL