About Common Ground Retreat Center

Common Ground Retreat Center
is our newly remodeled retreat center set in the rolling hills of western Wisconsin, near the town of Prairie Farm. It serves the Common Ground community as a quiet, natural setting to support the calming of the mind and the deepening of insight. The property is located about 80 miles east of Common Ground in an area of small farms north of Menomonie, WI. Most of the 46 acres of land is wooded and hilly, the rest is open field. There are walking trails throughout the property. There is a fenced-in garden and a number of fruit trees. The main building was built by Amish farmers in the late 1980s. We have completed Phase 1 of our renovation of the property, which added new bedrooms and transformed a pole barn into a beautiful meditation hall. There is also large barn built in 1989 and a sauna (both pictured here), and a storage shed.

The primary use of the center will be for Community Practice Periods. These provide an opportunity for independent retreat practice with the support of an experienced practice leader and a small group of other retreatants (10 or so). Outside the scheduled practice periods, the property is available to experienced leaders for individual or group retreats. Please see the Retreats at CG Retreat Center page for details.

Questions? Please contact retreatcenter@commongroundmeditation.org

Common Ground Retreat at Prairie Farm
E2572 1450th Ave
Prairie Farm, WI 54762

Map and Directions (Please refer to these directions. Routing apps such as Google Maps may include roads that are challenging in poor conditions.)

Videos and photos

An overview of the vision for the retreat center, Sep 2019


A slideshow of the property


Introductory video made at time of purchase in 2014

rainbow photo by Ajahn Jotipalo