News and Updates

Oct. 25, 2021: The Monastery is Open to Visitors

Dear Friends,  Starting on October 31st – November 21st, the monastery welcome fully friends to join us for the Day of Mindfulness on Sundays. Starting on Friday, December 17, we welcome fully vaccinated friends who wish to come for weekend, weeklong, or long term stay. Because of how well the COVID vaccination works, we are […]

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RACE: A Dharma Door

ARISE SANGHA WEBSITE A special invitation from the ARISE Sangha: Join us in this virtual six-month training to learn skillful ways to understand and practice with race, racism, and intersectionality. We can welcome in our ignorance and pain and transform this mud into lotuses of understanding, compassion, and peace. Every attempt will be made to […]

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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 different states in the US for The Art of Communicating Retreat, from July 21-25, 2021. Moment of sitting together in the Rising Tide meditation hall to be present for ourselves and the community was touching. […]

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North American OI Retreat Online, June 24 – 27, 2021

Cultivating True Love in the Presence of Suffering You are invited to join us online for the retreat for Order of Interbeing (OI) members and formal aspirants, from Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27 with the theme Cultivating True Love in the Presence of Suffering. The OI Retreat this year is being hosted by […]

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Buddha’s Birthday Celebration (Vesak)

Dear Beloved Friends, We warmly invite you, who are fully vaccinated, to join us this Sunday, May 23 for celebrating the Buddha’s Birthday (Vesak). To help us better prepare for the day, we kindly ask you to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/…/buddhas-birthday… . Vegan lunch will be provided. There is no fee for the day, but donation […]

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WAKE UP EARTH – An online retreat for young people

May 26 – May 30 An Online Retreat hosted by Deer Park, Blue Cliff and Magnolia Grove Monasteries How can we handle the feelings of dread, loneliness and anger within us and around us? There is no “back to normal” in such an uncertain and complex world, so let’s not go back, let’s come together to build a more […]

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Love Letter : Don’t be so hard on yourself

This letter was written in Spanish originally. You can find the Spanish version below. My dear, patient, Kique, You’ve turned 42 and you look so well! I’m very happy that you returned to the Buddhist path two years ago. You’ve realized what transformation it has brought for you and those around you. This path brings joy […]

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It won’t always be this way

Dear Friends, Within the last year, Brother Peace lost both of his parents, tragically, to suicide. He wrote this song for them, and for all who suffer with depression. We wish for them deep healing, and continue to practice with them in our hearts. May all beings be happy, safe, and free from sorrow and […]

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Calligraphy Exhibition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

On March 27, 2021, monastic Brothers and Sisters welcome Venerable monks and nuns and friends for the Calligraphy Exhibition of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh, our beloved Teacher, in Saigon, Viet Nam. After organizing and hosting the Calligraphy Exhibition of our Teacher in USA, Canada, Germany, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand, we were […]

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A Clearer View Gratitude Letter for Celebrating Our Togetherness Retreat

The retreat has also reminded me of nourishing affirmations. Be gentle to myself. Be kind to myself. I’m grateful for my supportive family, amazing friends, and a home to continue my path of healing. I promise to take care of my inner child, Hannah Banana, better every day. I will keep in touch with her so that we can be honest with each other. If we are worried about something, I’ll breathe with her and I will share our difficulties with others for support.

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