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.


Personal 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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August 2021

Ngày Quán Niệm Online vào Chủ Nhật

August 8 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States

Kính thưa quý vị Phật tử và thân hữu xa gần, Bắt đầu vào tháng 03, quý Thầy và quý Sư cô kính mời quý vị tham dự Ngày quán niệm online vào Chủ Nhật (tuần thứ nhất và thứ ba trong tháng) . Ngày quán niệm sẽ bắt đầu với pháp thoại vào 7:45 sáng (California), 8:45 sáng (Colorado), 9:45 sáng (Chicago), 10:45 sáng (New York), 10:45 tối (Việt Nam) và sau đó sẽ có tụng 14 Giới Tiếp…

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Rose Ceremony – A Celebration of our Parents

August 22 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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“Maternal love is our first taste of love, the origin of all feelings of love. Our mother is the teacher who first teaches us love, the most important subject in life. Without my mother I could never have known how to love. Thanks to her I can love my neighbours. Thanks to her I can love all living beings.”  -from “A Rose for Your Pocket”, by Thich Nhat Hanh What do our parents mean to us?  Can we see our…

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October 2021

Day of Mindfulness (Sunday)

October 31 @ 8:30 am - November 21 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Click here to register October 25, 2021 | Special message from the monastery: Dear Friends, Because of how well the COVID vaccination works, we are happy to open our monastery to visitors. To keep our community safe, we have always chosen to meet or exceed the CDC guidelines. We now feel safe welcoming fully vaccinated friends to visit us in person.  Friends who have not yet or who for some reason cannot get the vaccination are welcome to join us…

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