Register for Retreats

The Monastery is reopening to welcome you Home!

To keep our community safe, we have always chosen to meet or exceed the CDC guidelines. We now feel safe welcoming fully vaccinated friends with proof of vaccination to visit us in person. 


1. Personal Retreat

In addition to the schedule of Themed Retreats, Magnolia Grove is open for personally planned visits almost every week of the year. This is a wonderful opportunity to truly come home: to rest, refresh, heal, and cultivate mindfulness in daily life. Join the community of monastics and lay practitioners in following the daily rhythm and practice schedule of the monastery. We invite you to join us for a deep experience of mindful living for a two-week, one-week, or weekend retreat, as we continue to celebrate the wonders of life and the joy of living mindfully in the present moment. Open to individuals, couples, families, and small groups.  (If your group is larger than eight, please contact our registration office at to plan for a Group Retreat.) Arrivals are on Friday.

Please bring your own sleeping bag and linens.


2. Three-Month Autumn Retreat

Magnolia Grove Monastery is delighted to announce that our multifold community will be observing our annual 90-day Autumn Retreat from August 22 to November 21, 2021.

August 21  : Counting Stick Ceremony (in each respective hamlet)
August 22 : Ceremony to Open the Autumn Retreat (Face to Face)
August 20 to September 14: Guests are welcome to join the retreat, arriving & departing on Fridays
September 15 to October 14: Closed for guests
October 15 to November 19: Guests are welcome to join the retreat, arriving & departing on Fridays
November 21 : Ceremony to Close the  Autumn Retreat (Pavarana Day)

You are warmly invited to join us during this Autumn Retreat for a weekend stay, one or two weeks stay, or longer. To support the stability of the retreat, we request guests to arrange to join us for at least two weeks, if possible.


3. Holiday Retreat (December 28, 2021 – January 01, 2022)

More information will be posted in October.