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February 2018

Lunar New Year Celebration (Tết)

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - February 18 @ 9:00 am
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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You are welcome to join the Magnolia Grove Monastery community for our celebrations of the Lunar New Year, or “Tết” – the most important festival in Vietnamese culture.   This is one of the more unusual and joyous weeks in the Magnolia Grove calendar, centred around informal teachings based on traditional Vietnamese poetic “oracle reading”.   Please note that our formal practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation and silent meals are suspended, and replaced with informal practice. Therefore this week…

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Lazy Days (closed to visitors)

February 22 @ 8:00 am - March 5 @ 5:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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The monastery will be closed to visitors starting from February 22-March 5 2018. We will open again for friends on March 9, 2018 May you have many moments of happiness. walking mindfully

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May 2018

Monastery is closed

May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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The monastics are having our annual Brown Family Monastic Outing during this time. We welcome guests for a weekend, week stay starting on May 18th.

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

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - May 27 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Bathing the baby Buddha

"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 we all have the Buddha nature inside, a Buddha within waiting to manifest when conditions are sufficient. Is there a moment in your daily life…

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July 2018

“Going Home” Summer Retreat for families and individuals

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - July 5 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Home is a place for us to come back to after a long day of work and study. It is also a place that we can feel peace, loving warmth and care from our beloved. Yet sometimes the stresses from our work and study and society take away our inner peace, leaving us feeling homeless. The "Going Home Family Retreat" at Magnolia Grove Monastery offers us an opportunity to come back to ourselves, releasing tension, learning how to listen deeply,…

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Open House

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Open House Invitation (July 14, 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm) We warmly invite you, your family and friends to our monastery for an Open House to make acquaintance with our young monastic Brothers and Sisters, to visit our home and to see the facilities. Lotus are blooming, birds are singing, brothers and sisters are smiling. That is because we know you are there and we are very happy. The day is open for people of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, and experiences. A short video presentation will…

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August 2018

Retreat for people in the 12 Step Programs

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - August 19 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Walking in mindfulness

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 with each other and to learn more about the practices of mindfulness and meditation. We will learn to 'breathe mindfully.' Every morning we will start our day with sitting meditation with the Brothers and Sisters of Magnolia Grove. Daily activities will include: Sitting Meditation  Walking Meditation  Mindful Eating  Dharma Sharing Dharma Talk …

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Order of Interbeing Retreat

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - September 2 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Since Thich Nhat Hanh founded the Order of Interbeing in the 1960s, its fourfold Sangha has blossomed into a worldwide garden of practitioners, responding to divisiveness, hatred, and suffering with compassion, stability, and freedom. In this retreat, we will nourish our mindfulness, so we may continue to follow Thay’s teaching and the example of his life by engaging compassionately with the world to help transform suffering. We will enjoy formal meditation periods as well as mindfulness in all activities —…

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November 2018

Thanksgiving Weekend

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - November 23 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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During our Thanksgiving retreat this year we will practice to the theme of “Peaceful Action, Open Heart”.  Learning that peace comes from within helps us to open our heart and practice loving kindness and compassion both for ourselves and for others.  Please join us November 22-24, 2017 for this beautiful event. When faced with the challenges of our complicated world, we often feel like we “should do something” to make things better.  Very often we may not know what it…

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December 2018

Holiday Retreat for families and individuals

December 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Join us to experience joy as a spiritual family.  Each one of us takes part in creating the garden of humanity.  Creating joy sometimes eludes us though.  The emphasis of this retreat will be to enhance your practice of planting seeds of joy in yourself and others. We will use the practices of mindfulness to touch the joy of life in the midst of the mundane. The retreat includes daily teachings on mindfulness and sessions of walking meditation, sitting meditation…

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