Below you’ll find our master calendar, which contains three sub-calendars:
- Online-Only Programs (color-coded pink)
- In-Person/Hybrid Programs at our main Minneapolis center (color-coded green)
- In-Person/Hybrid at our retreat center in Prairie Farm, WI (color-coded blue)
Please note: If you have been experiencing difficulty opening the calendar, you are not alone! We are working to update our calendar page and hopefully will have it fixed soon. Accessing the calendar through Google Chrome, or another non-Safari platform, works best.
You can toggle one or more of the calendars on and off by clicking on the little downwards-facing arrow to the right of the word “Agenda” in the calendar. You can switch between Agenda, Week, and Month views by clicking the corresponding words. Click on a program title to view its description.
Note: most programs are drop-in; if registration is required, there will be a link to a registration form in the event description.
Note on Timezones: the times listed below are in central time
The Practice of Generosity
Continuing in the tradition of Buddhist monasteries in Southeast Asia, all programs at Common Ground are offered free of charge in the spirit of generosity. This offering is possible because of the generosity of people like you—from the Buddha on down to all the people in our community—who contribute their practice, time, and financial resources to support the continuation of the center.
If you’d like to learn more about how we operate or want to volunteer or donate to support the teachers’ livelihoods and the center’s operating costs, visit our Supporting the Center page.
Registration Priority Policy
Common Ground gives priority registration to program participants of the following groups: Black, Indigenous, and people of color, as well as non-binary and transgender people. Two main values informing this policy are justice and safety. Regarding justice, we see this policy as an imperfect and insufficient attempt to remediate current and historical disadvantages faced by these groups by offering an advantage in our registration process. Regarding safety, we see this policy as an imperfect attempt to create a safer space for participants of these groups by making it more likely to not ever be “the only one” at a given program. There are other advantages to this policy, for example, the benefit to all participants of being in a more diverse group. To learn more, contact the center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-722-8260. We welcome feedback on any aspect of this policy.