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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Holiday Retreat for families and individuals

December 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Join us to experience joy as a spiritual family.  Each one of us takes part in creating the garden of humanity.  Creating joy sometimes eludes us though.  The emphasis of this retreat will be to enhance your practice of planting seeds of joy in yourself and others. We will use the practices of mindfulness to touch the joy of life in the midst of the mundane. The retreat includes daily teachings on mindfulness and sessions of walking meditation, sitting meditation…

Lunar New Year Celebration (Tết)

January 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - January 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am

You are welcome to join the Magnolia Grove Monastery community for our celebrations of the Lunar New Year, or “Tết” – the most important festival in Vietnamese culture. This is one of the more unusual and joyous weeks in the Magnolia Grove calendar, centered around informal teachings based on traditional Vietnamese poetic “oracle reading”. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!

“Keeping the Flame Alive”- Retreat for OI Members, OI Aspirants, and Sangha Facilitators

February 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - February 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

This retreat is dedicated for OI Members, OI Aspirants, and Sangha Facilitators. A retreat for Order of Interbeing members and formal OI aspirants. We are so happy to invite Order of Interbeing members and formal OI aspirants to this annual retreat. The Order of Interbeing is a community of monastic and lay friends who have committed to living their lives in accord with the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. This four-day retreat is a chance for OI members and aspirants, both monastic…

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