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:

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

Order of Interbeing Weekend :
Thầy’s Hands in Our Hands (August 26-28)

(for OI members, OI aspirants and Sangha facilitators)

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 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

Monastery closure until August 12

Dear Beloved Friends, We hope this email finds you happy, healthy and in good spirits. Over the past two years, ...
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Sister Chân Không coming to Magnolia Grove Monastery has unfortunately been CANCELLED

We would like to inform you that the visit of Sister Chân Không coming to Magnolia Grove Monastery has unfortunately ...
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Registration open | Order of Interbeing Weekend : Thầy’s Hands in Our Hands

Order of Interbeing members, currently mentoring aspirants, and sangha facilitators are invited to come together as an OI family at ...
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Past Events

August 2021

Rose Ceremony – A Celebration of our Parents

August 22, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 8:30 am - November 21, 2021 @ 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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March 2022

March 11 @ 10:30 am - March 13 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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The multifold community of Magnolia Grove Monastery warmly invites you to join us for this special weekend as we commemorate our beloved Teacher continuation and 49th Day Passing Ceremony. This precious time is a great opportunity for us to cultivate mindfulness, nourish happiness, and touch the present moment deeply with our mindful breathing and peaceful steps. We will practice meditation and mindfulness while sitting, walking, eating, speaking, listening, and smiling. This is a beautiful way to remember and continue Thay's…

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The Silence that Heals (Silent Retreat)

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - March 20 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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We spend a lot of our lives searching for happiness, running from one thing to another, worrying about the past and being anxious about the future. All the while the world around us is overflowing with the wonder and contentment we seek. This beauty calls to us every day, yet we rarely are in the position to listen. If we don't have silence in ourselves, if our minds and our bodies are full of noise, we can't hear beauty's call.…

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Inviting Thay’s relics and Spreading Thay’s ashes

March 20 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Dear beloved friends, We warmly invite you to join us for a special Day of Mindfulness as we come together to invite our beloved teacher's relics and ashes. We will have a walking meditation procession to invite Thay's relics to Being Time hut (Thay's hut) and spread Thay's ashes to the Beloved Community Garden and the monastics' residences. Below is the schedule of the day (subject to change): 7:30am - Inviting Thay's relics and Spreading Thay's ashes 11:00am - Sharing…

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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