Program Overview

Welcome to Common Ground! This page will summarize our different online offerings. To find the links to participate, visit our Calendar page. We’re beginning to offer in-person programs as well; visit this page for more info on those.

A good way to stay up to date on upcoming offerings is to join our weekly email list, here.

All times listed are in central time.

Weekly Practice Groups

Currently we offer two Weekly Practice Groups a week. These are a cornerstone of our programming, led by our two staff Dharma teachers, Mark Nunberg and Shelly Graf. They feature a guided meditation, a talk, and discussion and are accessible to beginners and experienced mindfulness practitioners alike.

  • Sunday, 10:30-11:45am with Mark on Zoom
  • Wednesday, 7:30-9:00pm with Shelly on Zoom

Practitioners of Color Practice Group

The People of Color Practice Group gathers to explore our spiritual path through meditation and the teachings of the Buddha, honoring our shared experience, while cultivating mindfulness, wisdom, and joy in our community. Practitioners of color looking for support in their practice are invited to join this group on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. This meeting will be offered over Zoom. For more information, contact Stacy at

Weekly Lovingkindness Practice Group

Fridays, 7:00-8:30pm: This weekly practice group is for people interested in developing the heart by training in the four beautiful emotions of lovingkindness (metta), compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. Each session includes instruction, a guided meditation, a short dharma talk, and time for questions and discussion. Both experienced and beginning meditators are welcome, no registration necessary.

Community Practice Check-Ins

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm. Please join in for a guided meditation and Community conversation and Q&A about our practice. Led by Stacy McClendon & Mark Nunberg. (Over Zoom.)

Wynn Fricke & Mark Nunberg offer a Community Practice Check-In every Sunday from 4:30-5:30pm. (Over Zoom.)

Shelly Graf offers a Community Practice Check-In on Thursdays at 9am.

Ramesh Sairam offers a similar program: Dharma Practice Reflections every other Saturday from 10:30am-12:00pm.


We currently offer Daylong, Half-Day, and multi-day online retreats. Check the Retreats tab on the main menu for more info about upcoming retreats.

Common Ground Retreat at PF is currently closed for public programs due to COVID, except for occasional work retreats.

Mindfulness, Recovery, and the Twelve Steps Weekly Practice Group

This ongoing program is for those seeking spiritual development by practicing the principles of the Twelve Steps and the Buddha’s teachings in everyday life. This program supplements recovery and is designed to reveal to us that consistent mindfulness practice greatly benefits our spiritual progress.
This ongoing practice group meets every Friday, 7:00-8:30pm over Zoom and is open to all who have an interest in mindfulness and the Twelve Steps recovery pathways. No need to register, just come.

Mindful Yoga

We offer three weekly Mindful Yoga classes:

  • Monday, 5:30-6:45pm over Zoom with Myra Rucker
  • Tuesday, 9:30-10:45am on Youtube with Nancy Boler (Level 2)
  • Friday, 9:30-10:45am on Youtube with Nancy Boler


Qigong is offered weekly on Wednesdays at 9:30am by Autumn Compton on our Youtube channel.

Community Groups

Community Groups is the general name given to refer to a diverse collection of formal and informal practice opportunities sponsored by Common Ground Meditation Center.  Community Groups are led by experienced community members who act as volunteer facilitators. To see the list of current community groups, click here.

And Much More!

Visit our calendar to see everything that’s coming up or join our weekly email list to get regular updates. Email or call 612-722-8260 with any questions.