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 Retreat with Gabe Keller Flores & Mark Nunberg
In-person only
Tuesday, April 18th – Saturday, April 22rd
Register here

Creating a Wordless Good Space: a Mindful Yoga Retreat with Nancy Boler
Thursday, May 18th – Sunday, May 21st
In-person only
More info and registration here

Embodying the Dharma: an Insight Meditation Retreat with Wynn Fricke and Shelly Graf
Thursday, June 1st- Sunday, June 4th
In-person and on Zoom
Register here

A morning deer at Common Ground Retreat Center

Practice Periods

Tree Sangha: a Work Practice Period with Stephen Gregg & Robin Major
May 25- 29th
In-person only at the retreat center
More info and registration here

Teacher-Led Practice Period with Wynn Fricke
Thursday evening, June 8th – Mid-day Sunday, June 11th
In-person only at the retreat center
More info and registration here.

Teacher-Led Practice Period with Wynn Fricke
Thursday evening, June 15th – Mid-day Sunday, June 18th
In-person only at the retreat center
More info and registration here.

Contemplative Arts Practice Period with Wynn Fricke and Richard Bonk
Thursday evening, June 22nd – Midday Sunday, June 25th
In-person only at the retreat center
More info and registration here

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

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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