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

Buddhist Studies Program


On Zoom: Living the Practice Workshop: Relating Wisely to this Sensual World

with Shelly Graf, Meski Mebatsion, and Mark Nunberg

Saturday, April 10th, 2021, 9:30am-4:00pm

The Buddha’s teachings encourage us to cultivate a profound sensitivity, a deep respect for cause and effect and a profound equanimity as we live our sensual embodied lives. The practice is to learn to be mindful and wise in regards to the very real experience of gratification, the very real drawbacks to sensuality that we experience, and the deepening intuition regarding the escape or release from the burning of craving and dependence that we experience in our wiser moments. Please join us for this day of community practice and reflection and learning from each other as we unpack the Buddha’s teachings in light of our actual experiences in life.

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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.