Half-Day and Daylong Retreats

After carefully studying what experts from the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health have been writing as well as sifting the information available through other sources, it seems that the wisest and most compassionate response to the coronavirus pandemic is for Common Ground to immediately suspend all programs at the center through March 29th, at which time we will reassess. 

We are taking this big step out of compassion for all. Fortunately, Common Ground has already begun offering some limited live streaming options. We will work to expand the list of programming options available by live stream as capacity for tech support grows. Let us know if you have skills to offer.


Leaving behind our homes, family and friends, and our duties and responsibilities can be a powerful support for deepening insight. In a quiet setting, with a simple schedule of sitting and walking meditation, practicing noble silence, the mind naturally begins to quiet down. A quiet, serene mind is capable of seeing clearly in a way that is often not available during our busy lives. Clear seeing or insight uproots the confusion behind the cycles of stress and suffering. Those who are new to meditation should attend the intro class or several weekly practice groups before their first retreat.  Please register for these retreats through the online calendar via the following link:   https://commongroundmeditation.org/currentevents/calendar/

Common Ground Non Residential Retreat Guidelines

Half-Day Retreats

Usually scheduled for the first Saturday of the month:



Example Schedule for Half Day Retreat


Daylong Retreats (Please bring a bag lunch.)

Please join us for a day of retreat practice. The day will include guided meditation, walking meditation, lovingkindness meditation, and Dharma talk and discussion on refuge.  Please bring a bag lunch.

Usually scheduled for the fourth Saturday of the Month:

CANCELLED Saturday, March 14th,  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For Millennials with Shelly Graf and Gabe Keller Flores Register Here

CANCELLED Saturday, March 28th,  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with Mark Nunberg Register Here. **WAITLIST ONLY**


Example Schedule for Daylong Retreat