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

Fall Retreat with Mark Nunberg & Shelly Graf, Assisted by Stacy McClendon
Thursday afternoon, October 12th – Sunday midday October 15th
In-person and on Zoom
More info and registration here

Yoga Retreat with Nancy Boler
Thursday, November 9th – Sunday, November 12th
In-person at the retreat center and on Zoom
More info and registration here

Save the Dates:

  • Year End Retreat with Shelly Graf & Mark Nunberg, Assisted by Wynn Fricke
    Tuesday, December 26th – Sunday, December 31st
    In-person at the city center, retreat center, and on Zoom
    Registration coming soon

Practice Periods

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.

Practice Period for Prison Volunteers with Jennie Ross and Matthew King
Thursday afternoon, October 5th – Sunday midday October 8th
In-person only at the retreat center
More info and registration here

Practice Period with Tracey Ghilardi & Pietro Ferrero
Thursday afternoon, October 26th – Sunday midday October 29th
In-person only at Common Ground Retreat Center
Register here

Practice Period with Mary Clark & Risa Cohen
Thursday afternoon, November 2nd – Sunday midday November 5th
In-person only at Common Ground Retreat Center
Register here

Save the Dates for these Practice Periods:

  • Thursday, November 16 –  Sunday, 19 with Louise Delagran and Pietro Ferrero
  • Thursday, November 30 – Sunday December 3 with Robb Reed and TBD
  • Thursday, December 7 – Sunday December 10 with Rick Condon and Robin Major on the theme: Joy of Renunciation

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.orgGuidelines: 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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