News and Updates

A week of Remembrance at Magnolia Grove Monastery

Dear friends The monastics of Magnolia Grove Monastery will be holding a 7-day Recollection of the Heart Retreat in honor of our dear teacher Thich Nhat Hanh from Saturday, 22 Jan – Friday, 28 Jan. To protect the community and for your own safety and peace of mind, we are taking the following measures for those who […]

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Registration is now open | The Silence that Heals | (Silent retreat)

March 16 – 20, 2022 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 […]

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COVID-19 Safety measures

To protect the community and for your own safety and peace of mind, we are taking the following measures during your visit at the monastery: We will observe the CDC guidelines and wear masks indoors. All retreatants are requested to wear N95 or KN 95 masks. We will wear masks when indoors on arrival day and […]

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Registration is now open – Discover the Creative You | Mindfulness and Creativity in Community- A Five-Day Retreat

February 23 @ 2:00 pm – February 27 @ 3:00 pm “The mind is like a painter. Every artist is capable, through their art, of reaching the supreme objective of life itself.”– Thich Nhat Hanh Experience the deep joy, healing and transformation that take place when we come home to ourselves and allow our innate creativity to be expressed. […]

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Christmas Celebration

Dear beloved friends, Merry Christmas and Merry Moment to all of you. The year is coming to an end and we want to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude for your love, care, understanding, and transformation. We all have invited ourselves and others to listen to the birds singing, breathe with the wonders […]

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2022 Retreat Calendar (updated)

Dear Beloved Friends, We are happy to share with you starting on December 17, 2021 friends who are fully vaccinated with boosters if due are invited to 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.   It […]

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

Dear Friends,  Starting on October 31st – November 21st, the monastery welcome fully vaccinated and boosted friends to join us for the Day of Mindfulness on Sundays. Starting on Friday, December 17, we welcome friends who are fully vaccinated with boosters if due and who wish to come for weekend, weeklong, or long term stay. […]

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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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