Established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and practicing the Plum Village Tradition, we 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:

UPDATED: As of 20th August 2022, in light of the easing of Covid restrictions, Magnolia Grove Monastery has suspended most of our previous health protocols which were in place (vaccination status & mask-wearing).

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

Planting Seeds for a Better Future
(Holiday Retreat for families and individuals)
(December 28, 2022 – January 01, 2023)

As we continue our beloved teacher through our diligent practice, we also continue him through practicing joyfully together as a multifold Sangha.

Day of Mindfulness
(Thursday & Sunday)

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

Special Thanksgiving Celebration

November 23-25, 2022 Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to be together with our loved ones, to express our gratitude ...
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“Together as One, Shining as Sun” 

Annual Virtual Gathering for BIPOC on the OI Path October 28 - 30, 2022 Rooting, Re-membering, Rejoicing Please join us ...
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COVID Health Protocol for In-Person Retreats

UPDATED: As of 20th August 2022, in light of the easing of Covid restrictions, Magnolia Grove Monastery has suspended most ...
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Planting Seeds for a Better Future (Holiday Retreat) | December 28 – January 01

“Our mind is a field in which every kind of seed is sown — seeds of compassion, joy, and hope, ...
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Upcoming Events

November 2022

Gratitude is a Source of Happiness (Thanksgiving Celebration)

November 23 @ 3:00 pm - November 27 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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December 2022

Planting Seeds for a Better Future (Holiday Retreat)

December 28, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - January 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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“Our mind is a field in which every kind of seed is sown — seeds of compassion, joy, and hope, seeds of sorrow, fear, and difficulties. Every day our thoughts, words, and deeds plant new seeds in the field of our consciousness, and what these seeds generate becomes the substance of our life.”    Understanding Our Own Mind by Thich Nhat Hanh “By taking good care of the present moment, we take good care of the future.” —Thich Nhat Hanh  …

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Featured Video

A special coverage on Magnolia Grove Monastery
from Mississippi Public Broadcasting

MAGNOLIA GROVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

PLUM VILLAGE YOUTUBE CHANNEL