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.


Seasonal Retreat

Starting on December 17, 2021 fully vaccinated friends are invited to 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.  

Due to insufficient causes and conditions, the monastery will not be hosting our Formal Annual Holiday Family Retreat.

Monastery is now open for Day of Mindfulness on Sundays

The monastics at Magnolia Grove Monastery are happy to share with you the monastery welcome fully vaccinated friends with proof of vaccination, to join us for the Day of Mindfulness on Sundays.

Practice with us Online

You are invited to join us on Zoom for our  Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays with Magnolia Grove Monastics. Different monastics will facilitate the practice session. Format will vary each time.


Sharings from the Monastery

2022 Retreat Calendar

Dear Beloved Friends, We are happy to share with you starting on December 17, 2021 fully vaccinated friends are invited ...
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Oct. 25, 2021: The Monastery is Open to Visitors

Dear Friends, Starting on October 31st - November 21st, the monastery welcome fully vaccinated friends to join us for the ...
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RACE: A Dharma Door

ARISE SANGHA WEBSITE A special invitation from the ARISE Sangha: Join us in this virtual six-month training to learn skillful ...
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I know you are there and I'm very happy

Photos: The Art of Communicating Retreat

After more than one year not hosting retreat, the monastics at Magnolia Grove Monastery were happy to welcome friends from ...
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October 2021

Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - December 23 @ 5:30 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States

Dear beloved friends, You are invited to join us on Zoom for our  Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays with Magnolia Grove Monastics. Different monastics will facilitate the practice session. Format will vary each time. The program will be as follows (subject to change): – 5′ introduction – 15′ guided meditation, – 30′ Dharma talk – 45′ Questions and Answers / "Gallery" Sharing / Sharing in breakout groups Newcomers welcome. No previous experience with meditation required. When:  Thursdays at 04:00PM…

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