Transforming the Mind and Healing the Heart:

Reflecting on Impermanence 

Common Ground's 24th Annual Year-End Retreat

December 26th - 31st, 2017

Led by Mark Nunberg, assisted by Shelly Graf and Wynn Fricke

Please join us for our 24th annual Year End Retreat. This non-residential retreat begins on Tuesday, December 26th at 7:00 p.m., and will conclude at 12 noon on Sunday, December 31st. The retreat includes sitting and walking meditation, guided qigong sessions, questions and answers, and evening talks. There will be an opportunity for people to sign-up for practice interviews with a teacher. This annual retreat focuses on the uncovering of freedom and compassion in one’s daily life. Register before November 16th to be included in the lottery. Registration priority will be given to people who are able to attend the entire retreat. Part-time participation will be available for any remaining spaces. This retreat is a wonderful way to end the year and bring in the New Year with insight and peace.

Typical Daily Schedule (Remember the retreat begins on Tuesday evening, December 26th at 7:00 p.m.)

6:30 – 7:50 a.m. Optional sitting and walking meditation
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Chanting and guided sitting meditation
8:45 - 9:10 a.m. Group walking meditation
9:10 - 9:50 a.m. Sitting meditation
9:50 - 10:30 a.m. Guided Qigong with Shelly Graf or walking practice
10:30 - 11:10 a.m. Sitting meditation (Group A meets)
11:10 - 11:30 a.m. Group walking meditation
11:30 - 12:10 p.m. Sitting meditation (Group B meets)
12:10 - 1:35 p.m. Mindful lunch, work time, study time and rest
1:35 - 2:10 p.m. Chanting and Sitting meditation
2:10 - 2:30 p.m. Group walking meditation
2:30 – 3:10 p.m. Sitting meditation (small group C meets)
3:10 - 3:30 p.m. Group walking meditation
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Guided Compassion & Equanimity Meditation and Q&A with Wynn Fricke and Shelly Graf
4:15  - 6:30 p.m. Afternoon independent practice time
4:20 – 5:15 p.m. Yoga Class taught by Wynn Fricke
5:20 – 6:30 p.m. Optional evening meal and cleanup 
6:30 – 7:10 p.m. Group Sitting meditation
7:10 - 7:30 p.m. Group walking meditation
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Evening talk and discussion
8:30 - 8:45 p.m. Group walking meditation
8:45 - 9:15 p.m. Group sitting and chanting
9:15 – 9:45 p.m. Optional sitting and walking time

If there is enough interest and sufficient volunteers, a light meal will be served at 5:15 p.m. for those staying at the center during the 4-6:30 independent practice time. Please let us know if you are interested in preparing meals ahead of time for these evening meals. Retreatants will need to bring a bag lunch.



2015 Year End Retreat Registration