Rose Ceremony – “Greatest Gifts of Life”

This is an opportunity to remember our parents. Regardless whether they are still with us or they have passed on, we can foster gratitude for everything they have done for us, and we can be their beautiful continuation. How do we recognize the good and not so good elements inside of us and to reconcile […]

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“Mindfulness is the Way” – Retreat for people in the 12 Step Programs

This retreat offers the opportunity for people in 12 Step programs of all types to ‘keep coming back’ to Magnolia Grove to share our experience, strength, and hope and to learn more about the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Daily Activities will include: Sitting meditation  Walking Meditation  Mindful Eating  Dharma sharing Deep relaxation  Working Meditation […]

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Retreat for An Bang friends

This special retreat is an occasion for friends of An Bang, a small village located in central of Vietnam, to meet their family members, learn the art of mindful living and how to live happily in the present moment. This is a Vietnamese speaking retreat.  The monastery is closed for general/personal retreat during this time.

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Retreat for Educators – “Happy Teachers Will Change the World”

Please join us at Magnolia Grove Meditation Practice Center for “Happy Teachers Will Change the World” an educator retreat for both experienced and beginning meditators. This retreat is open to educators, school managers and administrators from elementary through college.  During our time together, we’ll learn how to build a supportive environment in the workplace and […]

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Silent Retreat – “Be Still and Know”

We spend a lot of our lives searching for happiness, running from one thing to another, worrying about the past and being anxious about the future. All the while the world around us is overflowing with the wonder and contentment we seek. This beauty calls to us every day, yet we rarely are in the […]

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Buddha in Me, Buddha in You : Vesak (Lễ Phật Đản)

“We know that a Buddha lives inside of each of us. It’s not the man who lived a long time ago, of course, but the nature of that man.” Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children One of the most profound teachings given by the Buddha is his gentle reminder that […]

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Free 5-day online summit, “In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh”

We’re delighted to announce a very special, free 5-day online summit, “In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh” from March 25-29th, presented by @Lion’sRoar Magazine and the @ThichNhatHanh Foundation. Experience teachings, meditations & practices led by some of our most beloved senior Dharma teachers, trained directly by Thay. Learn more and sign up for free.

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We’re in the news

——————————— It’s a taste of different international cultures brought to Mississippi. Artists from Colombia, South America share their mural painting talents with the city of Clarksdale. We find inner peace at Magnolia Grove Monastery, a Buddhist monastery in Batesville, Mississippi, and we attend Holi Fest at the Hindu Temple Society of Mississippi in Jackson. https://www.pbs.org/video/from-around-the-world-gavqyi/

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