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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Silence Retreat “The Art of Noble Silence”

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - April 15 @ 1:00 pm

We invite you to join us for this very special retreat, “The Art of Noble Silence”. This retreat will be the first time the compiled “Silence” teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn have been offered in retreat format. And immersed in the quiet, natural beauty of the Magnolia Grove campus our practice will have ample opportunity to flourish. We spend a lot of our lives searching for happiness, running from one thing to another, worrying about the past and being anxious…

Day of Mindfulness @ Birmingham, Alabama

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Day of Mindfulness will offer instruction on the Art of Mindful Living in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. The day long retreat includes teachings, public walking meditation at Kelly Ingram Park, eating meditation, deep relaxation, and a question and answer session with the monastics. You must bring your own vegan lunch and drink. Please also bring a yoga mat and a cushion or meditation stool. Chairs will be provided as needed. Bring an umbrella or rain…

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May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm

The monastics are having our annual Brown Family Monastic Outing during this time. We welcome guests for a weekend, week stay starting on May 18th.

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