Courses & Workshops

Common Ground offers both multiple-week courses and one-time workshops. Topics vary.  All Common Ground programs are offered freely in the spirit of generosity. To learn more about supporting the center and our teachers, click here.


Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Stacy McClendon & Mark Nunberg
Six Classes: Tuesday, June 6th – Tuesday, July 11th
7:00 – 8:30pm CST
In-person and on Zoom
Register here

Buddhist Studies Program

Buddhist Studies with Mark Nunberg: Divine Abodes
Eight Classes: Mondays, June 12th – July 31st
Optional Sitting Period, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
In-person and on Zoom
Register here

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program

MBSR-Based Mindfulness Practice with Nancy Boros
Mondays, 12:00 -1:00pm

Cultivating Virtue as a Support for Liberation: a Bimonthly Practice Group with Gabe Keller Flores
2nd and 4th Thursdays: 7:00 – 8:30pm
The last meeting is Thursday, June 8th. Gabe will resume a weekly practice group in the fall.
In-person and on Zoom
No registration necessary

Developing the Art of Spiritual Inquiry with Ramesh Sairam
First Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
On Zoom in May & June

Mindfulness, Recovery, and the Twelve Steps
Meets every Friday, 7:00-8:30 pm.
In-person and on Zoom

InterPlay with Spruce Kraus
On Zoom only
Thursday, May 11th | 7:00-8:30pm


Please check back soon for upcoming workshops.

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 or 612-722-8260. We welcome feedback on any aspect of this policy.