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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Order of Interbeing Retreat

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - June 9 @ 2:00 pm

A retreat for Order of Interbeing members and formal OI aspirants. We are so happy to invite Order of Interbeing members and formal OI aspirants to this annual retreat. The Order of Interbeing is a community of monastic and lay friends who have committed to living their lives in accord with the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. This four-day retreat is a chance for OI members and aspirants, both monastic and lay, to rejuvenate and strengthen our practice, deepen our connection as…

Khoá tu Gia Đình Phật Tử Miền Tịnh Khiết

June 20 @ 9:00 am - June 23 @ 2:00 pm

The monastery is expected to welcome 300-400 young Vietnamese Buddhist Youths during this time; therefore, the monastery is unable to welcome friends who wish to come for a personal retreat.

Retreat for An Bang friends

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - July 23 @ 2:00 pm

This special retreat is an occasion for friends of An Bang, a small village located in central of Vietnam, to meet their family members, learn the art of mindful living and how to live happily in the present moment. The monastery is closed for general/personal retreat during this time.

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