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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Lunar New Year Celebration (Tết)

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - January 30 @ 9:00 am

You are welcome to join the Magnolia Grove Monastery community for our celebrations of the Lunar New Year, or “Tết” – the most important festival in Vietnamese culture. This is one of the more unusual and joyous weeks in the Magnolia Grove calendar, centered around informal teachings based on traditional Vietnamese poetic “oracle reading”. Pricing: Dormitory – Adult $50/night | Teen $35/night | Child $25/ night Cabin – Adult $65/night | Teen $50/night | Child $40/ night <!--Room:    …

“Keeping the Flame Alive”- Retreat for OI Members, OI Aspirants, and Sangha Facilitators

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - February 23 @ 2:00 pm

This retreat is dedicated for OI Members, OI Aspirants, and Sangha Facilitators. Thich Nhat Hanh has often taught about interbeing and impermanence by using a match to light a candle. “My dear little flame,” he would ask the candle light, “Are you the same flame as before, or are you a totally different flame?” Through his lifetime of teaching and practice, Thầy lit the flame of the Dharma in his students. As Thay’s students, we pick up Thầy’s many teachings…

Be Healthy, Be Beautiful – Wellness Retreat

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - March 8 @ 2:00 pm

Whether we are in our teens, 20s, 40s or 70s, we are the most beautiful at this very moment than at any time in our lives - regardless of the convention we call age! This awareness alone can help us be happy and grateful for our life and what we have at this present moment. There may be stress or discomfort physically, mentally or emotionally right now, but we have been able to live life fully and meaningfully. The practice…

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