Magnolia Grove Monastery was established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to 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.


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Retreat for An Bang friends

July 21 @ 5:00 pm - July 24 @ 2:00 pm

This special retreat is an occasion for friends of An Bang, a small village located in central of Vietnam, to meet their family members, learn the art of mindful living and how to live happily in the present moment. The monastery is closed for general/personal retreat during this time.

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Retreat for people in the 12 Step Programs

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - August 19 @ 2:00 pm

This retreat offers the opportunity for people in 12 Step programs of all types to ‘keep coming back’ to Magnolia Grove to share our experience, strength, and hope with each other and to learn more about the practices of mindfulness and meditation. We will learn to 'breathe mindfully.' Every morning we will start our day with sitting meditation with the Brothers and Sisters of Magnolia Grove. Daily activities will include: Sitting Meditation  Walking Meditation  Mindful Eating  Dharma Sharing Dharma Talk …

Order of Interbeing Retreat

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - September 2 @ 2:00 pm

Since Thich Nhat Hanh founded the Order of Interbeing in the 1960s, its fourfold Sangha has blossomed into a worldwide garden of practitioners, responding to divisiveness, hatred, and suffering with compassion, stability, and freedom. In this retreat, we will nourish our mindfulness, so we may continue to follow Thay’s teaching and the example of his life by engaging compassionately with the world to help transform suffering. We will enjoy formal meditation periods as well as mindfulness in all activities —…

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