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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Buddha in Me, Buddha in You : Vesak Weekend (Lễ Phật Đản)

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - May 27 @ 2:00 pm

"We know that a Buddha lives inside of each of us. It’s not the man who lived a long time ago, of course, but the nature of that man." Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children One of the most profound teachings given by the Buddha is his gentle reminder that we all have the Buddha nature inside, a Buddha within waiting to manifest when conditions are sufficient. Is there a moment in your daily life…

Day of Mindfulness in Memphis @ Rhodes College

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We, the Monks and Nuns of Magnolia Grove Monastery, are happy to present an opportunity for all who are interested in learning more about mindfulness practices to use in their daily life.  We invite the people of Memphis to join us in understanding more about how to better take care of oneself through mindfulness practice. Together we will learn and apply concrete practices such as following our breath, walking meditation, mindful eating, and deep relaxation that increase happiness, stability and…

Khoá tu Gia Đình Phật Tử Miền Tịnh Khiết

June 21 @ 9:00 am - June 25 @ 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.

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