Retreats at Prairie Farm

Prairie Farm Reopening Info

For the practice periods scheduled in June through August we are requiring that all participants have been fully vaccinated. We will reassess this requirement in August based on Covid transmission rates and new variants in our community. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from being vaccinated, feel free to email gabe@commongroundmeditation.org and we will consider your request. Given that all participants will be vaccinated, we are not requiring masks or social distancing at Prairie Farm.

Hybrid: Daylong In-Person and Online Retreat at Prairie Farm with Mark Nunberg & Wynn Fricke

Saturday, July 24th, 9:30am-4:30pm. More info and registration here.

Labor Day Retreat

This year’s Labor Day retreat with Mark Nunberg and Shelly Graf will take place Wed. Sep 1st – Mon. Sep 6th. It will be a Zoom retreat with a limited number of spots available at Prairie Farm in person. Registration here.

Practice Periods at Prairie Farm

Please join a small group of community members for independent practice at Prairie Farm. Practice periods are open to anyone who has an independent meditation practice. For example, someone who has attended a course at Common Ground, has been coming regularly for 6 months or more, has attended a half-day or daylong retreat, or practices independently at least 3 times a week. An experienced practice leader (or two) will lead the practice period and will be available to support you during your stay. The practice leader(s) are not expected to provide formal meditation instruction, but are there to facilitate the daily schedule and provide general support for your independent practice. To read bios of practice leaders leading upcoming practice periods, click here.
Please see these guidelines for practice periods at Prairie Farm. Contact gabe@commongroundmeditation.org with questions.

Practice Period at Prairie Farm with Dave Redelman and Nancy Boler

Thursday evening, July 29 – Sunday mid-day, August 1. More info and registration here.

BIPOC Women’s Practice Period at Prairie Farm with Jen Racho, assisted by Arleta Little

5:30pm Thursday, August 5th – 1:00pm Sunday, August 8th. Registration  here. The theme of the practice period will be joy.

Practice Period at Prairie Farm with Sarah Wilson and Dave Halsey

Monday evening, August 23 – Thursday mid-day August 26. Registration here.

Important Information for Retreatants

Prior to your retreat at Prairie Farm, please review all the information below. This will provide you with most of what you will need to prepare for your retreat as well as give you an idea of what to expect, and what will be expected of you. After reviewing this information, please direct any questions to prairiefarm@commongroundmeditation.org.

Guidelines: The Practice Guidelines document is your go-to source for all important information about Prairie Farm including the basic trainings and precepts, the daily retreat schedule, information about noble silence, mindful service jobs, directions, and packing lists.

Directions: The property is located at E2572 1450th Ave, Prairie Farm, WI 54762. Please print the Map and Directions to take with you. Routing apps such as Google Maps may include roads that are challenging in poor conditions.

Feedback: After your retreat, please fill out the Feedback Form. We appreciate and carefully review feedback from all who have stayed at the retreat property. This will also be emailed out to you.

Donate NowGenerosity: Support the continuation of this beautiful retreat facility! Click the donate button and be sure to type “Prairie Farm” in the “designate your gift” field that will appear on the final confirmation page.

If you can’t come on retreat, but still want to cook to support the retreatants, let gabe@commongroundmeditation.org know. Here’s a link to the CG recipe page for reference.