News and Updates

Monastery closure until August 12

 Dear Beloved Friends, We hope this email finds you happy, healthy and in good spirits. Over the past two years, the monastery has done our best to protect the health of the monastics and friends by getting COVID-19 vaccination, practicing social distancing, wearing masks when going out and when we have events at the monastery. […]

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Sister Chân Không coming to Magnolia Grove Monastery has unfortunately been CANCELLED

We would like to inform you that the visit of Sister Chân Không coming to Magnolia Grove Monastery has unfortunately been CANCELLED. The weekend will still continue as usual and we’d love for you to still come here, but it will be without her beautiful presence. The reason being, Sister Chân Không has recently experienced […]

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Photos | How to Live When a Loved One Dies

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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 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 […]

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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 an expression of its commitment to creating a safer, nourishing, affinity space for members of our spiritual family who self-identify as BIPOC. We understand that BIPOC people face specific issues due to their racial/ethnic identities, […]

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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 on May 01, 2022. Schedule of the day: 8:30am – Walking meditation9:45am – Dharma talk11:30am – Ceremony to commemorate our Teacher’s 100th day of passing12:45pm – Lunch * Special message: We now feel safe welcoming […]

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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 ago, of course, but the nature of that man.” Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh One of the most profound teachings given by the Buddha is his gentle reminder that we all have Buddha nature inside […]

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Call for volunteers

Dear Friends, Magnolia Grove Monastery is overjoyed to be able to host a number of themed retreats this year and to welcome you to practice with us on site. However, we need your help. We cannot do it alone. We are seeking volunteers already familiar with our tradition who are willing to offer mindful service […]

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Photos | A Buddha Comes Home – Celebrating the Life of Thich Nhat Hanh at Magnolia Grove Monastery | by Jerome Cabeen

I am a professional photographer and have been blessed to travel the world doing what I love to do most, and that is documenting our planet and its people. I sent an e-mail to the monastery two weeks before the start of the retreat, offering my photographic services if needed. The monastery sits on 125 […]

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Photos | Inviting Thay’s Relics and Casting Thay’s ashes | by Paul Davis

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