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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DAY OF MINDFULNESS IN MEMPHIS – Refreshing Our Body & Mind

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We, the Monks and Nuns of Magnolia Grove Monastery and Church Health, are happy to present an opportunity for all who are interested in learning more about mindfulness practices to use in their daily life.  We invite the people of Memphis to join us in understanding more about how to better take care of oneself through mindfulness practice. Together we will learn and apply concrete practices such as following our breath, walking meditation, mindful eating, and deep relaxation that increase…

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Beginning Anew – Retreat for people in the 12 Step Programs

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

6th Annual Mindfulness Retreat for People in 12 Step Programs with the Monastics of Magnolia Grove Monastery 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 and to learn more about the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Daily Activities will include: Sitting meditation  Walking Meditation  Mindful Eating  Dharma sharing Deep relaxation  Working Meditation Dharma Talk  Noble Silence Delicious vegan meals are…

Bathing the baby Buddha

Buddha in Me, Buddha in You : Vesak Weekend (Lễ Phật Đản)

May 19

"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, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children One of the most profound teachings given by the Buddha is his gentle reminder that we all have the Buddha nature inside, a Buddha within waiting to manifest when conditions are sufficient. Is there a moment in your daily life…

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