Getting Started at Common Ground

Common Ground is open to everyone, whether they have an established practice or have never meditated before.

COVID-19 Update: Due to the pandemic, all programs are offered online. You can find all the dates, times, and registration information here.

Weekly Practice Groups

Our drop-in (no registration required) weekly practice groups (Sundays from 10:30-11:45 a.m. or Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 p.m.) are a good place to see what Common Ground is like. These groups start with a half hour of guided meditation, followed by a dharma talk and discussion. These weekly groups are designed to be a cornerstone for one’s practice by providing ongoing instruction and teachings that help illuminate the simple but challenging practice  of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the way to go beyond habits of distraction and grasping. To walk this path of wisdom and compassion, we need the support of a community that shares this intention.

Click here for a talk by our Guiding Teacher Mark Nunberg called “Understanding the Path”.

Upcoming Intro Courses & Workshops (online via Zoom)

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.