Future programs will be posted here as they become known.


Welcome – A Compassion Training

Across the globe, we are facing unprecedented challenges right now; at times like these, we need the wisdom of compassion more than ever.

Welcome: A Compassion Training is a new online course from Mindful and Naropa University to help you deepen mindfulness, cultivate heartfelt compassion, and live in greater alignment with your true values.

Common Ground Meditation Center

Greetings community friends,

We hope everyone is safe and supported during this time of pandemic.  

We are happy to be able to offer many programs online during this time. We are grateful to the teachers and volunteers that are making this happen. We will offer online programs using two platforms: Youtube livestream and Zoom meetings. You can see the complete schedule of online offerings on our online calendar here. 

Youtube Livestream

The following programs will be offered via Youtube livestream on a weekly basis going forward:

  • Sunday morning Weekly Practice Group with Mark Nunberg, 10:30-11:45am
  • Monday night Buddhist Studies course on Cultivating Wholesome Relationships. 7:30-9:00pm.
  • Monday night Mindful Yoga with Myra Rucker, 5:30-6:45pm
  • Wednesday morning Qigong with Mark Nunberg, Steve and Autumn Compton, 9:05-10:05am
  • Wednesday night Weekly Practice Group with Shelly Graf, 7:30-9:00pm 
  • Friday morning Mindful Yoga with Nancy Boler, 9:30-10:45am 

To access these programs and to watch previously livestreamed videos, visit our Youtube page. Mark recorded a Qigong video on Wednesday; you can view that there.

Zoom meetings
We will be using Zoom meetings for more interactive programs. You will want to download the zoom client at before joining a program. We will host the following programs on Zoom:

  • Practitioners of Color Practice Group 6:30-8:00pm, 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, starting tonight March 19th. For more information, visit the online calendar or contact
  • Friday night Mindfulness, Recovery, and the Twelve Steps meetings every week starting tomorrow night, March 20th. 7:00-8:30pm on Fridays. Here is the link. Or to join via phone dial +13126266799 then type this code when prompted: 947930265# 
  • Tuesday night Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course with Mark Nunberg, Six Tuesdays, March 10-April 14, 7:30-9:00pm. Here is the link. 
  • EcoSangha Practice Group on Thursday March 26th. Contact: Kaia Svien, for more information.  

The Practice of Generosity

Continuing in the tradition of Buddhist monasteries in Southeast Asia, all programs at Common Ground, including these livestreamed programs, are offered free of charge in the spirit of generosity. This offering is possible because of the generosity of people like you—from the Buddha on down to all the people in our community—who contribute their practice, time, and financial resources to support the continuation of the center.

To make a donation, visit this page and enter the name of the teacher or fund you wish to designate your gift to. As usual, two-thirds of your donation will support the teacher, and one-third will support the operations of the center.

Other News and Resources

Community Support
If you are interested in being on a list of community members who would be available to run errands for elderly or immune-compromised members of our community who might need support, please email

Insight Meditation Society videos
IMS is offering daily meditation opportunity via Facebook, “The Dharma in Challenging Times” which you can join here.

Recordings from Anxiety Workshop
A couple weeks ago, Meski Mebatsion, Mark Nunberg, and Shelly Graf offered a Workshop on Freedom from Anxiety, Trusting Uncertainty and Change. These teachings might be particularly useful at this time. You can access the recordings here. And many more talks on our main Dharmaseed site here. The main Dharmaseed site is here.

Find Calm and Nourish Resilience

30 days of mindfulness to calm anxious thoughts, strengthen emotional resilience, and cultivate compassion and connection. Register here …

Yoga and Meditation

Looking for ways to reconnect with your body and your own inner wisdom?

Taking Refuge in Your Body is an online course in gentle yoga and guided meditation to help you do just that—created by our friends at Lion’s Roar and led by yoga pioneer and meditation teacher Cyndi Lee.For a limited time, this course is available to members of our Mindful community for just $99—that’s $30 off the regular price.Enroll today to receive unlimited access to:

  • 3 hours of encouraging guidance in 19 digestible videos
  • Short “movement snacks” to energize, ground, and balance you
  • Bonus teachings on working with the mind and returning to the breath
  • And more, including inspirational readings and down-to-earth talks

One of the biggest challenges that comes with learning mindfulness meditation is how to effectively integrate these practices into your daily life.

This is where Mindful’s Practical Guide to Daily Mindfulness can help.

This online course—done at your own pace—includes lifetime access to:

  • Over six hours of insightful instruction and guided meditation practices
  • 28 video lessons from ten different mindfulness experts
  • Downloadable audio files to take with you on the go
  • Bonus guided meditations and lesson transcripts to help you go deeper

Ready to get started? Experience the benefits of a daily practice today.

The Theosophical Society in America

1926 North Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

Our mission is to encourage open-minded inquiry into world religions, philosophy, science, and the arts in order to understand the wisdom of the ages, respect the unity of all life, and help people explore spiritual self-transformation. See offerings …

Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness

11100 Ash Street, Suite 103 Leawood, KS 66211.

Mindfulness Based Programs (MBPs) are evidence based mind-body programs that train participants in the cultivation of mindfulness in order to support well being, address the causes of human distress, and offer pathways to relieving suffering. They are informed by theories and practices from contemplative traditions, science, medicine, psychology and education. See offerings …

Disclaimer: Present Moment Sangha .org does not endorse nor vouch for the content of posted programs. We post them only as an information resource to our visitors. 

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