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January 2020

Lunar New Year Celebration (Tết)

January 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - January 29, 2020 @ 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, centered around informal teachings based on traditional Vietnamese poetic “oracle reading”. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!

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February 2020

Order of Interbeing & Facilitators Retreat – “Keeping the Flame Alive”

February 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - February 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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A retreat for Order of Interbeing members and formal OI aspirants. We are so happy to invite Order of Interbeing members and formal OI aspirants to this annual retreat. The Order of Interbeing is a community of monastic and lay friends who have committed to living their lives in accord with the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. This four-day retreat is a chance for OI members and aspirants, both monastic and lay, to rejuvenate and strengthen our practice, deepen our connection as…

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May 2020

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

May 3, 2020
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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June 2020

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

June 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - June 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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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 the art of mindful communication – loving speech, deep listening and how to reconcile with others.  These are all pillars of the “Wake Up Schools”…

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July 2020

Summer Family Retreat – “Being Present for Each Other”

July 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - July 5, 2020 @ 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 "Being Present for Each Other Summer Family Retreat" at Magnolia Grove Monastery offers us an opportunity to come back to ourselves, releasing tension, learning…

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August 2020

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

August 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - August 23, 2020 @ 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 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 Dharma Talk  Noble Silence Delicious vegan meals are included along with comfortable housing unless you prefer to camp. As a courtesy to the monastery and…

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September 2020

Rose Ceremony – “Greatest Gifts of Life”

September 6, 2020 - September 8, 2020
Magnolia Grove Monastery, 123 Towles Rd.
Batesville, MS 38606 United States
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Mother, I am here for you.

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 with our past difficulties so we can have a better future? In this retreat, you will have a chance to do guided-sitting meditation on the…

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