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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Upcoming Events

August 2022

Order of Interbeing Weekend Retreat

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - August 28 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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September 2022

Three-month Autumn Retreat

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - December 11 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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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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Featured Video

A special coverage on Magnolia Grove Monastery
from Mississippi Public Broadcasting

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