Common Ground is open to everyone, whether they have an established practice or have never meditated before.
Our drop-in (no registration required) weekly practice groups (Sundays from 10:30-11:45 a.m., or Sundays from 7:00-8:30 p.m., or Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 p.m.) are a good place to see what Common Ground is like. These groups start with a half hour of guided meditation, followed by a dharma talk and discussion. These weekly groups are designed to be a cornerstone for one’s practice by providing ongoing instruction and teachings that help illuminate the simple but challenging practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the way to go beyond habits of distraction and grasping. To walk this path of wisdom and compassion, we need the support of a community that shares this intention. If you have children, check out the Sunday morning Children’s Practice, Pre-Teen Practice, and Teen Practice programs.
Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Course with Mark Nurnberg Gail Iverson and Gabe Flores-Keller; Six Tuesdays, January 9 – February 15, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Register here.
Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Workshop with Gail Iverson, Sunday, April 1, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Register here.
Mindfulness meditation leads to insight into the nature of our hearts and minds, revealing an inherent clarity, openness, and ease. This course includes exploration of the intention behind practice, an introduction to insight (vipassana) meditation techniques, instructions for working with common obstacles, an overview of the practice of lovingkindness, and a discussion on how mindfulness can be part of one’s daily life.
Other good options are our Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction and Self-Compassion courses.