Calendar & Registration

Due to the pandemic, we are moving our in-person programs online. We are offering programs via Youtube livestream and Zoom meetings. You can see the full list of programs and links to participate in the calendar below.

You can access the Youtube streams on our Youtube page here (as well as recordings of previously streamed events). Zoom meetings are linked to in the calendar, below. You should download the Zoom client (a small file) before participating in a Zoom meeting. It’s free.

Besides our livestream options, we also have an abundance of previously recorded talks available here.

The Practice of Generosity

Continuing in the tradition of Buddhist monasteries in Southeast Asia, all programs at Common Ground, including these online programs, 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.

To make a donation, visit this page and enter the name of the teacher or fund you wish to designate your gift to. As usual, two-thirds of your donation will support the teacher, and one-third will support the operations of the center.

Note on Timezones: the times listed below are in central time

Registration Priority Policy

Common Ground is committed to giving registration priority to members of some communities that have experienced historical oppression: people of color, transgender, and genderqueer folks. We hope this increases the likelihood of a sense of safety and belonging for all members of our community. We recognize this policy benefits us all as we practice the Buddha’s teachings in an increasingly multicultural community and engage in the ongoing work needed to create a more equitable world. To learn more, contact Gabe Keller-Flores: 612-722-8260 or We welcome feedback on any aspect of this policy.