Upcoming Events

Because of the pandemic, we will continue to remain closed for sits and events. We make this decision in keeping with the Buddhist commitment to honor and protect all life. We are sitting together online Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Read more about our online offerings here.

Dharma Discussion

The Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center will continue to offer 1/2 hour Dharma Discussions after our Sunday meditation periods. The “sits” are at 9:30 a.m., the discussions at 10:00 a.m.  

We would like to use our Dharma Discussion time this Sunday, November 29, to check in with each other and plan for dharma discussions in the future.

Please join us on Zoom for what promises to be a challenging and, we hope, helpful discussion.


Dharma Talk – Shelly Graf

December 13
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Shelly Graf will deliver a talk entitled: Going for Refuge

About Shelly Graf:  Shelly has been practicing at Common Ground since 2003. They are currently being trained by Insight Meditation Society as part of the four-year teacher training program. They are a staff dharma teacher, like Mark Nunberg, the Guiding Teacher. Currently they teach a variety of programs at the center including co-leading residential retreats with Mark Nunberg and Wynn Fricke. Shelly’s administrative role involves partnering with the Guiding Teacher to develop and clarify the center’s vision, policies, and priorities. In addition, they take the lead role in overseeing what programs are offered at the center. Professionally, Shelly has been a clinician and administrator in the Social Work and mental health fields since 2005. They have a special interest in waking up to whiteness as part of this total path of awakening. Whatever Shelly’s role may be, they will always be a grateful student of Buddhist Practice first.


Outdoor Meditation

There may still be some warmer days to come, and we plan to meet at the Japanese garden at Carleton Tuesdays and Thursdays at a new time: 4:00pm. We will meet only if the temperature is at around 40 deg. or warmer. We might also try doing some walking meditation, if people want. Brisk air can be a good way to inject some energy into your practice!


Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Speakers

December 13 – Shelly Graf (Common Ground)
January 10 – Patrice Koelsch (Common Ground)
February 7 – Myoshin Kelley (Tergar)
March 7 – Justin Merritt  (NBMC)
May 2 – Ted O’Toole  (Minnesota Zen)