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 Shelly Graf & Mark Nunberg. Assisted by Stacy McClendon
Thursday evening, February 16th – mid-day Monday, February 20th
On Zoom and in-person at Common Ground Retreat Center in Prairie Farm, WI
Register here

Introduction to Buddhist Retreat Practice with Mark Nunberg and Stacy McClendon
Thursday evening, March 9th – mid-day Sunday, March 12th
On Zoom and in-person at Common Ground Retreat Center in Prairie Farm, WI
Register here
Lottery for in person spots will be extended and held on Feb. 8.

A morning deer at Common Ground Retreat Center

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 Robin Major & Melissa Bailey
5:00pm Thursday, February 9th – 12:00pm Sunday, February 12th
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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