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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Past Events

July 2022

Wake Up special weekend (friends with ages 18-35)

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - July 3 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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OUR JOY AND SUFFERING ARE ONE  As young adults living in the midst of a global pandemic, climate crisis and ongoing injustice, it can feel like the amount of suffering in ourselves and the world is overwhelming. And at the same time, there is a growing commitment to taking care of the natural world, creating inclusive communities and healing of all sorts. How do we make sense of this collective moment we find ourselves in? Join us for a Wake…

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August 2022

Monastery closure until August 12

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 12 @ 5:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Dear Beloved Friends, We hope this email finds you happy, healthy and in good spirits. Over the past two years, the monastery has done our best to protect the health of the monastics and friends by getting COVID-19 vaccination, practicing social distancing, wearing masks when going out and when we have events at the monastery. Nevertheless, no matter how much we have done, as we all have learned, when causes and conditions are sufficient, things will manifest. Unfortunately, number of…

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Rose Ceremony (Celebrate parental love)

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - August 14 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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How do we recognize the good and not so good elements inside of us and to reconcile with our past difficulties so we can have a better future? For this special weekend as we come together to celebrate parental love, you will have a chance to do guided-sitting meditation, practice walking meditation with/for your parents, and to begin anew with them. There will be a beautiful Rose Ceremony to honor our parents and the compassion and love that they have…

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Sister Chan Khong’s Special Visit

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - August 21 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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We would like to inform you that the visit of Sister Chân Không coming to Magnolia Grove Monastery has unfortunately been CANCELLED. The weekend will still continue as usual and we’d love for you to still come here, but it will be without her beautiful presence. The reason being, Sister Chân Không has recently experienced an injury which makes it difficult for her to travel.  She is doing much better now, but has shared with us that she can no…

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Order of Interbeing Weekend : Thầy’s Hands in Our Hands

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - August 28 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Order of Interbeing members, currently mentoring aspirants, and sangha facilitators are invited to come together as an OI family at Magnolia Grove Monastery for this special weekend retreat. As we continue our beloved teacher through our diligent practice, we also continue him through practicing joyfully together as a multifold Sangha. Immersed in the Sangha, we will enjoy mindful meals, Dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation, chanting, Dharma sharing, workshops and renewing our connections. We know Thầy is with us when…

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Featured Video

A special coverage on Magnolia Grove Monastery
from Mississippi Public Broadcasting

MAGNOLIA GROVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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