Established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and practicing the Plum Village Tradition, we share the practice of mindful living.

We openly and warmly welcome the diversity of your experience to this place of refuge and healing wherever you come from, however you look or identify, whomever you love.

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. We will resume the personal retreat in November.

Featured Retreat

Thanksgiving Retreat | November 22-26

Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to be together with our loved ones, to express our gratitude and to celebrate life in the present moment. 

Days of Mindfulness
(Thursdays & Sundays)

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. We will resume the Days of Mindfulness in November.

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. We will resume the online practice in November.

May these words of wisdom and powerful stories bring you transformation, peace and happiness.

Sharings from the Monastery

You Belong Here by Kayla Brooks

I belong hereYou belong hereWe belong hereWe won’t belong here We could be…A harmonious collection of energiesA cacophony of beautyWe ...

90-day Rains Retreat Application | Nov. 01, 2023 – Feb. 04, 2024

90-day Rains Retreat in 2022 The 90-day Rains Retreat is an annual retreat whose origins date back to the time ...

Nourishing Ourselves, Caring for Others Retreat for in-person and online

Dear beloved friends, It is our great happiness to share with you the Nourishing Ourselves, Caring for Others Mindfulness Retreat ...

U.S. Tour Volunteer Application Form at Magnolia Grove Monastery

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Volunteer at our monastery during the US Tour! We are in need ...
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November 2023

Thanksgiving Retreat

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - November 26 @ 5:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to be together with our loved ones, to express our gratitude and to celebrate life in the present moment. We warmly invite you to join us as your spiritual family for Thanksgiving celebration this year. Activities will include sitting, walking, eating meditation, listening to Dharma talks, circle sharing, and a special vegan Thanksgiving dinner. We at Magnolia Grove Monastery seek to cultivate tolerance, kindness, compassion, generosity and wisdom in turn creating a more peaceful…

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Featured Video

A special coverage on Magnolia Grove Monastery
from Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Taking refuge in Mississippi –
The Manifestation of Magnolia Grove Monastery by Paul Davis