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.



Our community is commemorating the life and legacy of our beloved teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, who passed away on 22nd January 2022. Join us for the final ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude, and tribute.

“A Cloud Never Dies” biographical documentary of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh narrated by Peter Coyote.

COVID-19 Safety measures:

To protect the community and for your own safety and peace of mind, we are taking the following measures for those who come to the monastery. All retreatants must be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot, if due, at least 2 weeks before arrival.

Personal Retreat

Join the community of monastics and lay practitioners in following the daily rhythm and practice schedule of the monastery for a weekend, weeklong or longer stay.  

Featured Retreat

Discover the Creative You | Mindfulness and Creativity in Community (June 08-12)

How do we deal with the intense grief and suffering we feel when we lose someone we love? How can we navigate the storms following separation or the death of a loved one?

Day of Mindfulness on Sundays

The day can help support you in your practice of mindfulness, taking an entire day to come back home to the present moment and learn to take care of ourselves. 

Practice with us Online

You are invited to join us on Zoom for our  Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays from 4:00pm-5:30pm Central Time with Magnolia Grove Monastics.


Sharings from the Monastery

Commemorate Thầy’s 100th day of passing

Dear beloved friends, We warmly invite you to join us as we commemorate Thầy, our beloved Teacher, 100th of passing ...
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Vesak – Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday | May 13-15

“We know that a Buddha lives inside of each of us. It’s not the man who lived a long time ...
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Call for volunteers

Dear Friends, Magnolia Grove Monastery is overjoyed to be able to host a number of themed retreats this year and ...
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Photos | A Buddha Comes Home – Celebrating the Life of Thich Nhat Hanh at Magnolia Grove Monastery | by Jerome Cabeen

I am a professional photographer and have been blessed to travel the world doing what I love to do most, ...
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June 2022

Discover the Creative You | Mindfulness and Creativity in Community- A Five-Day Retreat

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - June 12 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUlhgUxbEP0 Register for this retreat “The mind is like a painter. Every artist is capable, through their art, of reaching the supreme objective of life itself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Experience the deep joy, healing and transformation that take place when we come home to ourselves and allow our innate creativity to be expressed. The practice of mindfulness, bringing mind and body together in the present moment, helps us to touch and express our inner artist. When we touch the present…

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Happiness is Here and Now – Retreat for families and individuals

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - June 26 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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What is happiness and how can we experience it right here and now – even in the midst of so much suffering all around the world? Experiencing life through the lens of mindfulness reveals the many wonders of life happening in this moment. To feel our breath coming and going and savor it – that is a wonder. Yes, there is indeed much suffering in the world. Yet, if we drown in suffering, we can not be of help to…

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July 2022

Wake Up special weekend (friends with ages 18-35)

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - July 3 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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OUR JOY AND SUFFERING ARE ONE  As young adults living in the midst of a global pandemic, climate crisis and ongoing injustice, it can feel like the amount of suffering in ourselves and the world is overwhelming. And at the same time, there is a growing commitment to taking care of the natural world, creating inclusive communities and healing of all sorts. How do we make sense of this collective moment we find ourselves in? Join us for a Wake…

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Khoá tu An Bằng

July 16 @ 3:00 pm - July 19 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Khoá tu dành cho người An Bằng

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August 2022

Rose Ceremony (Celebrate parental love)

August 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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More information will be posted soon.

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Featured Video

A special coverage on Magnolia Grove Monastery
from Mississippi Public Broadcasting

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