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

July 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - July 3, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

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 Up Special Weekend (welcome to all practitioners ages 18-35ish) exploring how the teachings of mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism can offer us tangible practices to hold both our joy and suffering in order to live a life of compassionate action and connection. Our time together will focus on building beloved community through the practices of Dharma sharing, sitting meditation, walking meditation, spending time in nature, enjoying vegan meals together and other activities. This weekend retreat is open to young adults who are also new to mindfulness practice. We hope to offer affinity groups for friends who identify as LGBTQ+ and BIPOC depending on levels of interest. Check-in is from 3-5PM CST on Friday, July 01st and the weekend will conclude by 3PM on Sunday, July 03rd.

COVID Safety measures

To protect the community and for your own safety and peace of mind, we are taking the following measures for this retreat:

  • To keep our community safe, we have always chosen to meet or exceed the CDC guidelines. We now feel safe welcoming friends who send us proof of having been fully vaccinated with boosters at least 14 days before to visit us in person. A photo of the Covid Vaccination Card must be emailed to office@magnoliagrovemonastery.org.
  • We will observe the CDC guidelines and wear KN 95 or N95 masks indoors. We have KN95 & N95 masks and rapid at home Covid test kits available for a small donation.
  • All retreatants are highly encouraged to get Covid testing, PCR test recommended, prior coming to the monastery.
  • For those with a weakened immune system, please consider taking extra precautions and seek the recommendation of your medical doctor before booking a retreat.
  • If you experience any symptoms of Covid before you arrive, please do not come to the monastery and we will arrange for another time for you to come.
  • If you have symptoms and test positive for Covid-19 during your stay, we kindly ask you to return home to care for yourself.
  • The number of participants in this retreat is limited to a maximum of 50.
  • The numbers of people per room is limited to 1 or 2, unless wish to share with a group/family.

Please note : These safety measures are subject to change according to the current situation.

Please let the office know if you have any special needs or concerns by email or in the notes box in the registration form.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!


We do not want the cost to block you from our retreats. If you cannot attend a retreat due to cost, we strongly encourage you to ask for a reduction.

This is a two night personal retreat. Prices include the cost of all activities, three meals per day and lodging.

  • Pricing:    

    • DORM/CABIN bed in a shared room $80 per night
    • DORM/CABIN bed in a single room $100 per night
    • TENT / RV/COMMUTER $50 per night.  

    Discounts for students 20%

* Do you need a ride or can offer a ride? Please click here to fill out the Google form.

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July 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
July 3, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
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Magnolia Grove Monastery
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Magnolia Grove Monastery
123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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(662) 267-6437
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