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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Thanksgiving Weekend

November 27 @ 5:00 pm - November 29 @ 2:00 pm

During our Thanksgiving retreat this year we will practice the theme of “Peaceful Action, Open Heart”.  Cultivating peace within ourselves helps us to open our heart and practice loving kindness, forgiveness, acceptance and compassion, for ourselves and for others. When faced with the challenges of our complicated world, we often feel like we “should do something” to make things better.  Very often we may not know what it is we “should” be doing.  We will look deeply into the principle…

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!

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