During the US Tour 2009 of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village monastic delegation, we are very happy to announce to you that our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and a number of Monks and Nuns from Plum Village will come to Magnolia Village 123 Towles Rd, Batesville, MS 38606 from Sunday, Aug 30 until Wednesday, Sept 02, 2009.
This is a rare opportunity for us to receive our beloved teacher TNH along with the monks and nuns from Plum Village during Those Days of Mindfulness on Aug 31 and Sept 01, 2009. Monday, Aug. 31, there will be a Day of mindfulness for Vietnamese speaking people with English translation. A Day of Mindfulness for English speaking people with Vietnamese translation will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 01, 2009.
We invite you to participate in those days. There is no charge for the retreat, but we are very happy to receive any kind of donation. If you are planning to come, please kindly contact the Magnolia Village via:
We currently completed a guest house more then 4500 sq/ft. Some of the rooms will be for the monastic’s and may be for some elderly members and family with small children. However our camp grounds are very large and flat with showers and toilets, suitable for your own camping.
In addition, you can call the nearby inns and hotels as followed:
-Baymont Inn & Suites ( 662)-563-6592
-Days Inn ( 662)-563-4999
-Hampton Inn ( 662)-578-5555
-Holidays Inn ( 662)-578-2332
-Ramada Inn Ltd ( 662)-563-4528
Transportation from Airport:
The closest airport to Magnolia Village is Memphis , Tennessee International airport in Memphis, TN at about 45 minutes drive from our center. You can call Angel Taxi at ( 662)-832-8294 or (662)-715-9382 which does offer transportation for a reasonable price. If any further question, please call Mr. Van An at (662)-274-4166.
From South of Batesville, MS, take I-55 North
From North of Batesville, MS, take I-55 South and follow the below directions:
1) EXIT # 243-b toward Batesville
2) Turn right on Hwy 6, go 1.8 mi.
3) Turn right on Eureka St, Keep straight and go 0.4 mi.
4) Eureka St becomes Panola Ave , Keep straight and go 1.1 mi.
5) Panola Ave becomes old Panola Rd. Keep straight for 2.7 mi.
6) Turn left on Wilson Rd, go another 1.2 mi.
7) Turn left on Towles Rd, Magnolia Village is on the right.
A few of our Sangha walking with Thay, Magnolia Village, 2005.