We openly and warmly welcome the diversity of your experience to this place of refuge and healing – wherever you come from, however you look or identify, whomever you love.
Join the community of monastics and lay practitioners in following the daily rhythm and practice schedule of the monastery for a weekend, weeklong or longer stay. We will resume the personal retreat in November.
Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to be together with our loved ones, to express our gratitude and to celebrate life in the present moment.
Days of Mindfulness
(Thursdays & Sundays)
The day can help support you in your practice of mindfulness, taking an entire day to come back home to the present moment and learn to take care of ourselves. We will resume the Days of Mindfulness in November.
Practice with us Online
You are invited to join us on Zoom for our Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays from 4:00pm-5:30pm Central Time with Magnolia Grove Monastics. We will resume the online practice in November.
May these words of wisdom and powerful stories bring you transformation, peace and happiness.
Sharings from the Monastery
Holiday Retreat | Dec. 28th, 2023 – Jan.1st, 2024 | Waiting List OPEN for “Bed in Shared Room” (Dorms) – Cabins FULL | Camping and Commuting OPEN
90-day Rains Retreat in 2022 The 90-day Rains Retreat is an annual retreat whose origins date back to the time of the Buddha. It is a time for Buddhist monastics to deepen their studies, practice, healing, and transformation. In the Plum Village tradition, we also welcome lay practitioners to join us and participate in the 90-days of practice alongside the monastics. This creates a joyful, community experience, and a time for collective healing and transformation. Please apply if you are…Find out more »
After a break of almost 4 months (!) for our US Tour, we are back online for you since this Thursday, November 30. Please note the new start time: We will start one hour later than previously and the session will last one hour from 5-6pm Central time. Sessions are led by monastics of Magnolia Grove Monastery every Thursday afternoon. Note: There will be no session in the Holiday week of Dec 28. We hope to see you there! Please register here: Registration link…Find out more »
Holiday Retreat | **Waiting List OPEN for “Bed in Shared Room” (Dorms) – Cabins FULL** | Camping and Commuting OPEN
We welcome families, couples and individuals of all ages, genders, and all nationalities to this 5-day, in-person retreat at Magnolia Grove Monastery. Knowing we all can’t be home for the holidays, we can still come home to ourselves through our practice. We can come to the warmth of the fireplace that is already inside of us. This opportunity helps us to look back at the past year and flow forward with the next year with more peace, joy, and freedom.…Find out more »
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