Upcoming Retreats & Practice Periods

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Retreats at Common Ground Retreat Center

Embodied Dharma: Insight Meditation Retreat with Ayya Niyyanika, Shelly Graf, and Wynn Fricke
5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2nd – 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5th – Register Here
In-person and on Zoom


Divine Abodes Retreat: Four Dimensions of Love with Patrice Koelsch
5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 11th – 12:30 p.m. Sunday, August 14th –Register Here.
In-person only

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.

Note: Mark Nunberg will be leading practice for most of the practice periods during the month of April, sometimes working with other practice leaders. During this month Mark will be providing morning practice instructions and answering questions about practice.

Practice Period with Tracey Ghilardi & Robin Major
5:30pm Thursday, May 19th – 2:00pm Sunday, May 22nd. Registration here.

Practice Period for BIPOC Practitioners with Jen Racho & Zenzele Isoke
5:30pm Thursday, May 26th – 2:00pm Sunday, May 29th. Registration here.

BIPOC Community Day of Mindfulness Practice
With Jen Racho & Zenzele Isoke
May 27th, 2022 9:30am-4:30pm. More info and registration here.

June Practice Periods with Wynn Fricke & Gabe Keller Flores:

Wynn Fricke and Gabe Keller Flores will be hosting three long weekends of independent practice at our retreat center June 8 – 26, Wednesday evenings to Sunday mornings. They will be acting in the role of practice leader, offering daily guided meditations and practice check-ins. We will be listening to recorded talks by Ajahn Sucitto, an important teacher for both Wynn and Gabe. There is a prerequisite to attend these independent practice weekends that retreatants have previously attended at least a three-day teacher-led retreat.

  • 5:30pm Wednesday, June 8th – 2:00pm Sunday, June 12th. Registration here.
  • 5:30pm Thursday June 16th – 2:00pm Sunday, June 19th. Registration here.
  • 5:30pm Wednesday June 22nd – 2:00pm Sunday, June 26th. 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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