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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November 2022

Gratitude is a Source of Happiness (Thanksgiving Celebration)

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

November 23, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - November 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to be together with our loved ones, to express our gratitude and to celebrate life in the present moment. We warmly invite you to join us as your spiritual family for Thanksgiving celebration this year. Activities will include sitting, walking, eating meditation, listening to Dharma talks, circle sharing, and a special vegan Thanksgiving dinner. We at Magnolia Grove Monastery seek to cultivate tolerance, kindness, compassion, generosity and wisdom in turn creating a more peaceful…

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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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January 2023

Celebrating Lunar New Year

January 21 @ 9:00 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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We warmly welcome you to celebrate Tết, Lunar New Year, with the monastics and friends at the monastery. Profound teachings, deep connection, meaningful stories,  joyful exchanges, creative games, and delicious vegan food are here for us to receive during this special celebration of the year. You are most welcome to stay overnight or come for a day visit. January 21, 2023 | Welcoming the Lunar New Year 9:00am - Recorded Dharma Talk by Thầy (Nghe pháp thoại Bình Thơ) 11:00am…

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Memorial Ceremony for Thầy, our Beloved Teacher

January 22 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on January 10, 2023 at 8:30 am

One event on January 22, 2023 at 8:30 am

Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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  Dear beloved Sangha, We warmly invite you to join us on January 22 for the Memorial Ceremony of our Beloved Teacher. You are most welcome to join us for a day.   Please find the schedule below   Schedule for Sunday, January 22, 2023 5:30am       Sitting Meditation and Chanting 6:45am       Breakfast 8:30am      Walking Meditation (gather in front of Big Meditation Hall) 9:45am       Memorial Ceremony for Thầy 11:00am     Be-In/Oracle Reading - In…

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from Mississippi Public Broadcasting

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