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.



Our community is commemorating the life and legacy of our beloved teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, who passed away on 22nd January 2022. Join us for the final ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude, and tribute.

“A Cloud Never Dies” biographical documentary of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh narrated by Peter Coyote.

COVID-19 Safety measures:

To protect the community and for your own safety and peace of mind, we are taking the following measures for those who come to the monastery. All retreatants must be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot, if due, at least 2 weeks before arrival.

Personal Retreat

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.

Featured Retreat

Order of Interbeing Weekend :
Thầy’s Hands in Our Hands (August 26-28)

(for OI members, OI aspirants and Sangha facilitators)

As we continue our beloved teacher through our diligent practice, we also continue him through practicing joyfully together as a multifold Sangha.

Day of Mindfulness on 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. 

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. The next session is on June 02, 2022.


Sharings from the Monastery

Registration open | Order of Interbeing Weekend : Thầy’s Hands in Our Hands

Order of Interbeing members, currently mentoring aspirants, and sangha facilitators are invited to come together as an OI family at ...
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Photos | BIPOC Retreat | Deepening Our Roots

On April 06-10, 2022, Magnolia Grove Monastery hosted its inaugural BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) residential retreat as ...
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Commemorate Thầy’s 100th day of passing

Dear beloved friends, We warmly invite you to join us as we commemorate Thầy, our beloved Teacher, 100th of passing ...
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Vesak – Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday | May 13-15

“We know that a Buddha lives inside of each of us. It’s not the man who lived a long time ...
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June 2022

Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - October 13 @ 5:30 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States

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:  Thursdays at 04:00PM…

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July 2022

Wake Up special weekend (friends with ages 18-35)

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - July 3 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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OUR JOY AND SUFFERING ARE ONE  As young adults living in the midst of a global pandemic, climate crisis and ongoing injustice, it can feel like the amount of suffering in ourselves and the world is overwhelming. And at the same time, there is a growing commitment to taking care of the natural world, creating inclusive communities and healing of all sorts. How do we make sense of this collective moment we find ourselves in? Join us for a Wake…

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August 2022

Rose Ceremony (Celebrate parental love)

August 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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More information will be posted soon.

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Order of Interbeing Weekend : Thầy’s Hands in Our Hands

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - August 28 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Order of Interbeing members, currently mentoring aspirants, and sangha facilitators are invited to come together as an OI family at Magnolia Grove Monastery for this special weekend retreat. As we continue our beloved teacher through our diligent practice, we also continue him through practicing joyfully together as a multifold Sangha. Immersed in the Sangha, we will enjoy mindful meals, Dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation, chanting, Dharma sharing, workshops and renewing our connections. We know Thầy is with us when…

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September 2022

Three-month Autumn Retreat

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - December 11 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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More information will be posted soon.

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Featured Video

A special coverage on Magnolia Grove Monastery
from Mississippi Public Broadcasting

MAGNOLIA GROVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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