2023 Calendar of Retreats & Events

Dear beloved Sangha,

We happily share with you the retreats and events taking place at the monastery for the year 2023. Please mark your calendar. We hope to post more information of each event in the near future.         

Dec 28, 2022 – Jan 1, 2023 – Holiday Retreat

Jan 10 & Jan 22 : Memorial for Thầy, our Beloved Teacher

Feb 10 : Open for General Stay

Mar 15-19 : Wake Up Retreat (friends ages 18-35)

April 12-16 : 12-Step (friends in the 12-Step program)

May 3-7 : Retreat with Sister Chan Khong  (If due to health reason Sister Chan Khong is unable to join at that time, the monastery will continue to host the retreat)

May 7 : Vesak Celebration (Buddha’s Birthday)

May 20 : Open House (Welcoming friends and neighbors)

May 23-Jun 1 – Monastery closed

June 22-25 : Retreat for Vietnamese Buddhist Youths (Gia Đình Phật Tử)

July 15-18 : Retreat for An Bằng friends

Aug 02 – Oct 24 US Tour – Retreats will take place at Blue Cliff Monastery (New York), Magnolia Grove Monastery (Mississippi), and Deer Park Monastery (California)

  • @ Magnolia Grove : August 30 – September 3 – English and Vietnamese General Retreat
  • @ Magnolia Grove : September 06 – 10 – “Healthcare Professionals/First Responders/Caregivers”

Nov 5 – Feb 4, 2024 – 3-Month Rains Retreat   

Nov 23 – Thanksgiving Celebration (arrival day is Wednesday and departure day is Sunday)

Dec 28 – Jan 1, 2024 – Holiday Retreat

2 thoughts on “2023 Calendar of Retreats & Events

  1. I am interested in the 12-step retreat! I barely get by on my SS, but will ask our Sangha for help. If I don’t receive the whole amount, are there scholarships available?

    • Breathe and Smile says:

      Dear Judith,

      Thank you for expressing your interest in attending the retreat. Registration for the retreat is now open. It is our deepest wish to make the retreat as accessible to many people as possible. Please contact the office at office@magnoliagrovemonastery.org for more information on financial assistance.

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