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.


Happy News: Monastery reopening to welcome you home!


Practice with us Online


You are invited to join us on Zoom for our  Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays with Magnolia Grove Monastics. Different monastics will facilitate the practice session. Format will vary each time.


Enjoy a personal retreat


The monastery is welcoming fully vaccinated friends (special exception for children under 12 years old) for a weekend, week-long, or long term stay.


Come for a day of mindfulness


Twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays we hold Days of Mindfulness. We welcome you, fully vaccinated friends (special exception for children under 12 years old), to come practice the art of mindful living with our community.


Sharings from the Monastery

I know you are there and I'm very happy

Photos: The Art of Communicating Retreat

After more than one year not hosting retreat, the monastics at Magnolia Grove Monastery were happy to welcome friends from ...
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The Art of Communicating – Summer Retreat for families and individuals

How to cultivate deep listening, compassionate speech, and true presence - July 21-25, 2021 (UPDATE ON JULY 16, 2021: The ...
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The Monastery is Open to Visitors

Dear Friends, Because of how well the COVID vaccination works, we are happy to open our monastery to visitors. To ...
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Vesak 2021 – Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

Dear beloved friends, Thank you for celebrating the Buddha's Birthday at the monastery with the monastics. It was indeed a ...
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Upcoming Events

July 2021

Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - September 2 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 5, 2021

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 5, 2021

Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Dear beloved friends, You are invited to join us on Zoom for our  Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays with Magnolia Grove Monastics. Different monastics will facilitate the practice session. Format will vary each time. The program will be as follows (subject to change): – 5′ introduction – 15′ guided meditation, – 30′ Dharma talk – 45′ Questions and Answers / "Gallery" Sharing / Sharing in breakout groups Newcomers welcome. No previous experience with meditation required. When:  Thursday at 04:00PM…

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August 2021

Day of Mindfulness (Sunday)

August 1 @ 8:30 am - September 12 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Sunday, repeating until August 1, 2021

Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Click here to register Special message from the monastery: Dear Friends, Because of how well the COVID vaccination works, we are happy to open our monastery to visitors. To keep our community safe, we have always chosen to meet or exceed the CDC guidelines. We now feel safe welcoming fully vaccinated friends to visit us in person.  Friends who have not yet or who for some reason cannot get the vaccination are welcome to join us online.  This may change…

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Day of Mindfulness (Thursday)

August 5 @ 8:30 am - September 9 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 5, 2021

Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
+ Google Map

Click here to register Special message from the monastery: Dear Friends, Because of how well the COVID vaccination works, we are happy to open our monastery to visitors. To keep our community safe, we have always chosen to meet or exceed the CDC guidelines. We now feel safe welcoming fully vaccinated friends to visit us in person.  Friends who have not yet or who for some reason cannot get the vaccination are welcome to join us online.  This may change…

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