In-Person Programs

Current COVID Protocol:

We are asking all in person participants to consider everyone’s well being when deciding how to participate at Common Ground. Please participate remotely if you have viral symptoms such as fever and fatigue. Please consider your own and the community’s health and well being when considering whether or not to be vaccinated and boosted and when it is appropriate to wear a mask. We understand that not everyone will feel safe being at in-person programs with large groups of people. We are committed to continuing our virutal programming so that all who are interested can find a means to practice with the Common Ground community. To read Mark and Shelly’s latest letter to the community about the loosening of restrictions, click here.


Current Schedule 

Here is the current schedule of public in-person programs at our Minneapolis center. For in-person programs at our retreat center in Prairie Farm, WI, click here. To see our master calendar, which is the most up-to-date source for program schedules, click here.

Silent Open Meditation 

  • Monday-Thursday, 6:30-8:30am,
  • Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday, Saturday, 7:30-8:30am
  • Sundays 8:30-9:30am
  • Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00pm

Weekly Practice Groups with Guiding Teacher, Mark Nunberg

  • Sunday Morning with Mark Nunberg, 10:30-11:45 am – In-person and on Zoom
  • Sunday Evening with Mark Nunberg, 7:00-8:30pm

Community Practice Check In

  • Wednesdays 8:30-9:30am

Qigong at Common Ground with Autumn and Steve Compton

  • Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Mindful Yoga with Nancy Boler

  • Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30pm: In-person only
  • Wednesdays, 12:05-1:05pm: In-person only (immediately following open meditation)
  • Fridays, 9:30-10:45am: In-person and on Zoom

Half-Day and Daylong Retreats are now Hybrid (In-Person and on Zoom).

Half day retreats are typically scheduled for the 1st Saturday of the month and daylong retreats happen on the last day Saturday or the month. Upcoming retreats listed on our public calendar and here.

Some of our community groups are meeting in person. See a list of community groups here.


Bike Rack in Basement of CG
If you’d feel more comfortable locking your bike up in the basement, we have a chain affixed to two columns in the room under the Community Room; feel free to lock your bike there during programs. You can bring your bike down the back stairwell to access the room. If the back door is locked, ask a program host to help you unlock it.

Using Fragrance-Free Products
Some members of our community are very sensitive to chemicals, including fragrances, both synthetic and natural. Please refrain from using scented products. Thank you!

Common Ground Meditation Center