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May 2022

Vesak | Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

May 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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“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 to manifest when conditions are sufficient. Is there a moment in your daily life when you pause, smile and…

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Monastery closed

May 18 @ 8:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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The monastery is closed to visitors until June 03rd as the monastics are taking some time to rest and build siblinghood. We look forward to welcoming you back in June.

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June 2022

Discover the Creative You | Mindfulness and Creativity in Community- A Five-Day Retreat

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - June 12 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUlhgUxbEP0 Register for this retreat  This retreat is full. If you register, please, do not pay, you will be put on a waiting list. “The mind is like a painter. Every artist is capable, through their art, of reaching the supreme objective of life itself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Experience the deep joy, healing and transformation that take place when we come home to ourselves and allow our innate creativity to be expressed. The practice of mindfulness, bringing mind and body…

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Happiness is Here and Now – Retreat for families and individuals

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - June 26 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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What is happiness and how can we experience it right here and now – even in the midst of so much suffering all around the world? Experiencing life through the lens of mindfulness reveals the many wonders of life happening in this moment. To feel our breath coming and going and savor it – that is a wonder. Yes, there is indeed much suffering in the world. Yet, if we drown in suffering, we can not be of help to…

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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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