Special Events

Be Grateful, Be Happy – Thanksgiving Weekend Retreat

November 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – November 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Magnolia Grove Monastery was established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to share the practice of mindful living.

This 120-acre residential monastery and mindfulness practice center rests peacefully in Northwest Mississippi. It is a place to rest with the present moment and to live peacefully with the faithful friend, our breathing.


Do you feel compelled to act, but are unsure where to best place your time and energy?

Join us for a Morning of Mindfulness with Sister Ocean on Saturday, July 29, at 9:00 am.

Sister Ocean is a Buddhist nun ordained in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  Originally from Ontario, Canada, she has been living at Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York.  She is a musician and a poet, and has been writing the Mindful Living series for Buddhist Door Global since 2013.  She is also a core member of a new Sangha in the Plum Village tradition – ARISE: Awakening through Race, Intersectionality, and Social Equity.  She is particularly interested in making the connection between the dharma, psychology and social transformation.

Please arrive and settle at 8:50 am.

Open and welcoming to all.



Sangha Is The Key

"It is difficult to make change alone. In the Sangha--the community of people who share the path of spiritual practice--there is a powerful collective energy of mindfulness and concentration. It cam help us make a breakthrough; it ignites our insight.