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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Khoá tu Gia Đình Phật Tử Miền Tịnh Khiết

June 21 @ 9:00 am - June 25 @ 2:00 pm

The monastery is expected to welcome 300-400 young Vietnamese Buddhist Youths during this time; therefore, the monastery is unable to welcome friends who wish to come for a personal retreat.

Summer Retreat – “Be Free Wherever You Are”

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - July 5 @ 2:00 pm

Home is a place for us to come back to after a long day of work and study. It is also a place that we can feel peace, loving warmth and care from our beloved. Yet sometimes the stresses from our work and study and society take away our inner peace, leaving us feeling homeless. The "Be Free Wherever You Are Summer Retreat" at Magnolia Grove Monastery offers us an opportunity to come back to ourselves, releasing tension, learning how…

Open House

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open House Invitation (July 14, 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm) We warmly invite you, your family and friends to our monastery for an Open House to make acquaintance with our young monastic Brothers and Sisters, to visit our home and to see the facilities. Lotus are blooming, birds are singing, brothers and sisters are smiling. That is because we know you are there and we are very happy. The day is open for people of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, and experiences. A short video presentation will…

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