Retreats at Prairie Farm

Prairie Farm Reopening Info

For the practice periods scheduled in June through August we are requiring that all participants have been fully vaccinated. We will reassess this requirement in August based on Covid transmission rates and new variants in our community. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from being vaccinated, feel free to email and we will consider your request. Because of the CDC’s new recommendations regarding the delta variant, masks are now also required at Prairie Farm, regardless of vaccination status.

Practice Periods at Prairie Farm

Please join a small group of community members for independent practice at Prairie Farm. Practice periods are open to anyone who has an independent meditation practice. For example, someone who has attended a course at Common Ground, has been coming regularly for 6 months or more, has attended a half-day or daylong retreat, or practices independently at least 3 times a week. 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 with questions.

Daylong Workshop for Those Who Identify as Male, Men, or as Embodying Masculinity: The Masks We Wear

Saturday, September 18th, 9:30am-5:00pm. Registration here.

Practice Period with Julie Meyer and Tony Fernandez

Thursday evening, September 23rd – Sunday mid-day September 26th. Registration here.

Practice Period with Mary Clark and Phillip Cryan, assisted by Zenzele Isoke

Thursday evening, September 30th – Sunday mid-day October 3rd. Registration here.

Practice Period with Matthew King and Evelyn Kaiser

Thursday evening, December 2nd – Sunday mid-day December 5th. Registration here.

End-of-October Residential In-Person/Zoom Retreat with Mark Nunberg & Shelly Graf

Thursday evening, October 28th – Sunday mid-day, October 31st. 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

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 know. Here’s a link to the CG recipe page for reference.