Upcoming Retreats & Practice Periods

Current COVID Protocol
We are not currently requiring masks or vaccinations. To read more, click here.

Retreats at Common Ground Retreat Center

Tranquility & Insight with Nils Heymann, Assisted by Gabe Keller Flores
5:30pm Thursday, September 22nd – 2:00pm Sunday, September 25th- Register here.
In-person and on Zoom

Fall Retreat with Mark Nunberg & Shelly Graf, Assisted by Gabe Keller Flores
November 3rd – 6th
In-Person at our retreat center and on Zoom
More info and registration here

Year End Retreat with Shelly Graf & Mark Nunberg
December 26th – 31st
In-person at Common Ground in Minneapolis, on Zoom, and live-streamed from Common Ground Retreat Center
More info and registration here

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Practice Periods

Please join a small group of community members for independent practice at our retreat center in Prairie Farm, WI. Practice periods are non-teacher led, silent meditation retreats. It is strongly encouraged that participants have attended a prior silent residential meditation retreat or many daylong retreats. An experienced practice leader (or two) will lead the practice period and will be available to support you during your stay. The practice leader(s) are not expected to provide formal meditation instruction, but are there to facilitate the daily schedule and provide general support for your independent practice.

To read bios of practice leaders leading upcoming practice periods, click here.

Please see these guidelines for practice periods at Prairie Farm. Contact retreatcenter@commongroundmeditation.org with questions.

Practice Period with Louise Delagran & Jen Stewart
5:00pm Thursday, September 29th – 2:00pm Sunday, October 2nd.
More info and registration here

Practice Period for BIPOC Practitioners with Jen Racho & Arleta Little
5:00pm Thursday, October 13th – 2:00pm Sunday, October 16th
More info and registration here

Practice Period with Tracey Ghilardi & Kerry Dunn
5:00pm Thursday, October 27th – 2:00pm Sunday, October 30th
More info and registration here


Important Information for Retreatants

Prior to your retreat at Prairie Farm, please review all the information below. This will provide you with most of what you will need to prepare for your retreat as well as give you an idea of what to expect, and what will be expected of you. After reviewing this information, please direct any questions to retreatcenter@commongroundmeditation.org

Guidelines: The Practice Guidelines document is your go-to source for all important information about Prairie Farm including the basic trainings and precepts, the daily retreat schedule, information about noble silence, mindful service jobs, directions, and packing lists.

Directions: The property is located at E2572 1450th Ave, Prairie Farm, WI 54762. Please print the Map and Directions to take with you. Routing apps such as Google Maps may include roads that are challenging in poor conditions.

Feedback: After your retreat, please fill out the Feedback Form. We appreciate and carefully review feedback from all who have stayed at the retreat property. This will also be emailed out to you.

Donate NowGenerosity: Support the continuation of this beautiful retreat facility! Click the donate button and be sure to type “Prairie Farm” in the “designate your gift” field that will appear on the final confirmation page.

If you can’t come on retreat, but still want to cook to support the retreatants, let info@commongroundmeditation.org know. Here’s a link to the CG recipe page for reference.

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