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March 2022

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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April 2022

Deepening Our Roots (Retreat for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC))

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - April 10 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Please note we can accommodate 50 fully vaccinated BIPOC friends, including a booster shot, if due, at least 2 weeks before arrival for this residential retreat. The monastery will not be open for any other unrelated individual and/or group retreats during this time. Live streaming may be considered, depending on the pandemic situation. Magnolia Grove Monastery is hosting its inaugural BIPOC residential retreat as an expression of its commitment to creating a safer, nourishing, affinity space for members of our…

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May 2022

Commemorate Thầy’s 100th Day of Passing

May 1 @ 8:30 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 as we commemorate Thay, our beloved Teacher, 100th of passing. Schedule of the day: 8:30am - Walking meditation 9:45am - Dharma talk 11:30am - Ceremony to commemorate our Teacher's 100th day of passing 12:45pm - Lunch * Special message: We now feel safe welcoming fully vaccinated friends with booster shot, if due to visit us in person. Please kindly register for the day and show us proof of vaccination upon…

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How To Live When A Loved One Dies:

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - May 8 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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A retreat on transforming grief and loss How do we deal with the intense grief and suffering we feel when we lose someone we love? How can we navigate the storms following separation or the death of a loved one? The pain that comes with loss is a natural and deeply human experience. In times of grief, we are often overwhelmed by feelings of despair. How can we find the way to touch peace and happiness again?  In this five-day…

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