Weekly Practice Groups
Common Ground offers drop-in Weekly Practice Groups three times a week:
Sunday, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Sunday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Usually the same talk is given at the three groups. It’s usually given first on Sunday morning.
Note: Sunday mornings are the busiest time and sometimes fill up. If you can attend one of the other Weekly Practice Groups, this will help alleviate congestion.
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. The Buddha taught that 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. Each session includes a guided meditation, dharma talk, and discussion. Both experienced and beginning meditators are welcome. No registration required. Led by Mark Nunberg and other dharma teachers.
Lovingkindness Practice Group
This monthly 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. Led by Mark Nunberg, Shelly Graf, Gail Iverson and other dharma teachers.
Meets 1st Fridays of the month; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. *NOTE* Next group will meet Friday, March 8th, 7:00 – 8:30 p. m.
*This program usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, but was rescheduled this month to accommodate Ruth King’s visit.*
Click here to read an introduction to lovingkindness practice by Mark Nunberg, our guiding Teacher.
Open Meditation Session
Drop in to as many half-hour silent meditation periods as you like. Please arrive and depart with the bell, which is rung every half hour.
Monday – Saturday, 6:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Self-Compassion Practice Group
This practice group is for anyone interested in developing practices that strengthen and support mindful self compassion. The group is open to those who have graduated from the Mindful Self Compassion class and to everyone interested in exploring the benefits of a self compassion practice. No registration required. Led by Jean Haley and Jane Rauenhorst.
Meets 2nd 0r 3rd Fridays of the month; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Mindfulness, Recovery, and the Twelve Steps
You can always check our online calendar for exact dates.
All Common Ground programs are offered freely in the spirit of generosity. To learn more about supporting the center and our teachers, click here.