Upcoming Events
  • Maurice Pickard
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Since his retirement a few years ago from private practice in Highland Park, IL, Dr. Maurice Pickard has established a reputation as a deeply knowledgeable and persuasive speaker on a range of topics relating to issues of moral tension that exist in connection with various health issues.  In this two-week series, he’ll take on the complex and compelling question of epidemics, including Sars, Ebola, and now Zika.
  • Kenneth James
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield
Many people still wonder why the eminent psychiatrist and analyst C.G. Jung, studied such academically off-limits subjects such as flying saucers, alchemy, and divination ("fortune telling"), along with more traditional psychological topics.  In particular, the interest he showed in various forms of divination, such as astrology and the I Ching, seem puzzling to non-Jungians, and even to some Jungians.  In this class, we will explore how divination techniques are particular expressions of Jung's concept of synchronicity.
Here's the newest Bulletin. Fall 2016 Classes begin Tuesday, September 13.
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Here's the list of the great teachers who will be presenting this fall at CG Deerfield and our Satellites. They're all distinguished thinkers, scholars, and presenters. Get to know them all. Our faculty and our participants are our most precious assets. Click "Read More" for the entire list. 

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About Common Ground

Founded by Ron Miller and Jim Kenney in 1975, Common Ground is a center for inquiry, study, and dialogue. Our primary concern is the human quest for understanding and the human pursuit of significance. While our endeavor began with the study of world religions and the commitment to inter-faith dialogue, our range of program offerings has been greatly expanded over the past several years.

Today, our primary focus is on the world's great cultural, philosophical, religious, and spiritual traditions and their implications for every dimension of human experience. Our course offerings include a tremendous variety of topics, including, but not limited to: history, literature, art, science, psychology, business, relationship, health, and personal growth. Our programs are shaped to meet the needs of all who are excited by ideas and serious about the quest.

Common Ground is for those who are already deeply grounded in their own traditions and for those who are still searching. It is a place for all who are fascinated by the convergence of the ancient with the modern, of East with West, and of spirituality with planetary reality. Common Ground brings together a knowledge of the past and a vision of the future for a better understanding of the present.

Common Ground is a fully registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.