Month: January 2016

High School Students : the Aftermath

Retreat with high school students from New Orleans on March 17-21, 2012: the aftermath! Dear Sangha, I hope everyone is enjoying the day of mindfulness at the center. Here in New Orleans it is a beautiful, clear day‚Ķmany birds are singing. I wanted to share with you several things that have happened since our return […]

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I Love Myself

In the time that has passed since I was at that monastery, I have often written you. I did not send the letters because the words seemed too feeble to express my gratitude. But today, while eating breakfast mindfully, I realized that the week I spent with you saved my life. I stopped eating and […]

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Monks’ Dormitory

Help us build a home for 30 monastic brothers Since 2005, Magnolia Grove Monastery has been a mindfulness practice center in the Plum Village tradition under Thich Nhat Hanh in Batesville, Mississippi. What began as a vision by a group of committed individuals and families for a practice center in the south has now manifested […]

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My Creek Has Died

(For my beautiful Mother) By Jill I went to see my creek But she wasn’t there I wanted to feel her soft trickle on my feet And listen to her quiet song I went to see my creek But she wasn’t there It just seems so cruel My creek is gone Who could do such […]

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Breathing in, breathing out- Warren Easton High School students

Breathing in, breathing out- Warren Easton High School students On April 14th-16th, 2011, a group of twenty senior students and two teachers from Warren Easton High School from New Orleans, LA made a psychology trip to Magnolia Grove Monastery to practice mindfulness and meditation with the monastic Brothers and Sisters. Instead of going to Florida […]

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