Established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and practicing the Plum Village Tradition, we 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.


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

Planting Seeds for a Better Future
(Holiday Retreat for families and individuals)
(December 28, 2022 – January 01, 2023)

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
(Thursday & Sunday)

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.


Sharings from the Monastery

2023 Calendar of Retreats & Events

Dear beloved Sangha, We happily share with you the retreats and events taking place at the monastery for the year ...
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COVID Health Protocol for In-Person Retreats

UPDATED: As of 20th August 2022, in light of the easing of Covid restrictions, Magnolia Grove Monastery has suspended most ...
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Planting Seeds for a Better Future (Holiday Retreat) | December 28 – January 01

“Our mind is a field in which every kind of seed is sown — seeds of compassion, joy, and hope, ...
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Upcoming Events

September 2022

Peaceful Dwelling | Three-Month Autumn Retreat

September 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Magnolia Grove Monastery is delighted to announce that our multifold community will be observing our annual 90-day Autumn Retreat from September 10 to December 11, 2022. September 10  : Counting Stick Ceremony (in each respective hamlet) September 11 : Ceremony to Open the Autumn Retreat (Face to Face Ceremony) December 11 : Ceremony to Close the  Autumn Retreat (Pavarana Day)     You are warmly invited to join us during this Autumn Retreat for a weekend stay, one or two weeks…

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Day of Mindfulness on Sundays

September 11 @ 8:30 am - December 11 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Sunday and Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2022

Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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About this event We welcome you to come practice the art of mindful living with our community. This 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. No experience is required and anyone can benefit from even one day of mindfulness. Other activities include a Dharma talk, walking meditation, silent meal, and a discussion of the practice. The talk is…

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Day of Mindfulness on Thursdays

September 15 @ 8:30 am - December 11 @ 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Thursday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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We welcome you to come practice the art of mindful living with our community. This 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. No experience is required and anyone can benefit from even one day of mindfulness. Other activities include a Dharma talk, walking meditation, silent meal, and a discussion of the practice. The talk is either a live…

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Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays

September 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - February 16, 2023 @ 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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December 2022

Planting Seeds for a Better Future (Holiday Retreat)

December 28, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - January 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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“Our mind is a field in which every kind of seed is sown — seeds of compassion, joy, and hope, seeds of sorrow, fear, and difficulties. Every day our thoughts, words, and deeds plant new seeds in the field of our consciousness, and what these seeds generate becomes the substance of our life.”    Understanding Our Own Mind by Thich Nhat Hanh “By taking good care of the present moment, we take good care of the future.” —Thich Nhat Hanh  …

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A special coverage on Magnolia Grove Monastery
from Mississippi Public Broadcasting

MAGNOLIA GROVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

PLUM VILLAGE YOUTUBE CHANNEL