Common Ground is a community meditation center dedicated to the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation is the practice of waking up to the present moment and learning to be open and at ease with the unfolding conditions of life. With practice, mindfulness reveals deep wisdom, compassion and intimacy with all things.
Common Ground is an independent center founded on the teachings of the Buddha. This center follows in the spirit of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California and is part of the greater Insight Meditation or Vipassana community in the West. We welcome skillful means from all Buddhist traditions as well as other spiritual traditions dedicated to wisdom and compassion.
Common Ground supports the local mindfulness meditation community and provides ongoing programs in vipassana or insight meditation in the Buddhist tradition. Mark Nunberg currently works full-time at the center as the director and guiding teacher. Although Common Ground is an independent center, it works closely with the Twin Cities Vipassana Cooperative and other national insight meditation organizations.