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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Temporary Closure of Magnolia Grove Monastery in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Aware of the growing rate of incidence of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) in the US, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close our monastery to the public until May 1, 2020 or further notice.
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Buddha in Me, Buddha in You : Vesak (Lễ Phật Đản)

May 3

"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…

Silent Retreat – “Be Still and Know”

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - May 24 @ 2:00 pm

We spend a lot of our lives searching for happiness, running from one thing to another, worrying about the past and being anxious about the future. All the while the world around us is overflowing with the wonder and contentment we seek. This beauty calls to us every day, yet we rarely are in the position to listen. If we don't have silence in ourselves, if our minds and our bodies are full of noise, we can't hear beauty's call.…

Retreat for Educators – “Happy Teachers Will Change the World”

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - June 14 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us at Magnolia Grove Meditation Practice Center for “Happy Teachers Will Change the World” an educator retreat for both experienced and beginning meditators. This retreat is open to educators, school managers and administrators from elementary through college.  During our time together, we’ll learn how to build a supportive environment in the workplace and the art of mindful communication – loving speech, deep listening and how to reconcile with others.  These are all pillars of the “Wake Up Schools”…

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