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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Vegan Cooking Retreat

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - March 10 @ 2:00 pm

“Nothing can survive without food.”                                       - Buddha But, how do we eat to nourish our body and mind in a beautiful and wholesome way? This is an essential question. Most of time we usually think that vegetarian dishes are simple and tasteless. But in fact, they are colorful and tasty. This cooking retreat will allow you to learn how to cook like the monastics. You will not only learn how to cook,…

Silence Retreat – Refreshing and Healing Oneself

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - April 21 @ 2:00 pm

We invite you to join us for this very special retreat, “Refreshing and Healing Oneself”. This retreat will be the first time the compiled “Silence” teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh have been offered in retreat format. And immersed in the quiet, natural beauty of the Magnolia Grove campus our practice will have ample opportunity to flourish. We spend a lot of our lives searching for happiness, running from one thing to another, worrying about the past and being anxious about…

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Retreat for people in the 12 Step Programs

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - May 19 @ 2:00 pm

More information will be available soon!

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