Buddhist Studies Program

The Buddhist Studies Program is designed for people who have attended three or more mindfulness meditation retreats and have a commitment to daily meditation practice. The course includes dharma talks, small and large group discussions, and guided sitting time. Participants will be expected to use the teachings as a focus of their meditation and daily life practice. Led by Mark Nunberg.

Welcome to folks participating from out of town! All Common Ground programs are offered freely in the spirit of generosity. To learn more about supporting the center and our teachers, click here.

Email Archive from Buddhist Studies Google Group (contact info@commongroundmeditation.org to be added)

Current Class – Cultivating Wholesome Relationships

LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE – led by Mark Nunberg

You can access the livestream class here including live chat.


Seven Mondays: March 9th – April 20th, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.; optional sit 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Register here

Whether we are relating to a partner, a friend, work colleagues, or relatives; our minds are often confused and pushed around by the joys and sorrows of relationships. In this course, we will study the Buddha’s teachings on relating to others, especially how to discern the skillfulness and unskillfulness of our underlying intentions behind our thoughts, words and actions. We will reflect on the possibility of relating to others with lovingkindness, free of fear and attachment, and how it is possible to see more clearly without resorting to judgment and fixed views regarding others.


Course Meditations and Talks:

Principles for Wholesome Relationships:

Resources for Wholesome Relationships:

Buddhist Personality Types:

Additional Study Materials: