Established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and practicing the Plum Village Tradition, we share the practice of mindful living.

Wherever you come from, however you look or identify, whomever you love, we openly and warmly welcome the diversity of your experience to this place of refuge and healing.


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

Together We Build the Future
(Wake Up Retreat – ages 18-35)
March 15-19, 2023

The collective practice of mindfulness is the way to collective awakening. This is the best thing we can offer the world. Our world needs our practice of awakening.

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 Tribute to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

On the one year anniversary of our Beloved Teacher's passing, we invite you to breathe deeply and smile peacefully in ...
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Registration Open | Retreat for friends in 12-Step Program

This retreat offers the opportunity for people in 12 Step programs of all types to ‘keep coming back’ to Magnolia ...
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Registration open | Together We Build the Future | Wake Up Retreat (adults ages 18-35) March 15 – 19, 2023

Our teacher would often say that the next Buddha is the sangha. The collective practice of mindfulness is the way ...
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Pictures | 3-Month Retreat Closing Ceremony (Pavarana Day)

The 3-Month Retreat (Rains Retreat) is the only retreat in the year which is oriented primarily towards monastics and the ...
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Upcoming Events

May 2023

Vesak Celebration | Buddha’s Birthday

May 7 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Dear Beloved Friends, We joyfully and warmly invite you to join us for the celebration of the Buddha's Birthday. “We know that a Buddha lives inside of each of us. It’s not the man who lived a long time ago, of course, but the nature of that man.” Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh One of the most profound teachings given by the Buddha is his gentle reminder that we all have Buddha nature inside of us, a Buddha within waiting…

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Open House | Welcoming friends and neighbors

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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The Monastics at Magnolia Grove Monastery would like to cordially invite you to join us for our Open House on May 20, 2023 from 5:00pm - 8:00PM Being Here, you will certainly touch the wonderful energy of peace and love. There will be special Asian vegan cuisine, beverages, music, joy, and fun! Please join us for this special occasion to celebrate the wonders of life! All food and beverages are complimentary. To help us better prepare for your visit, please…

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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