Year: 2012

Sutta Study Reflection Theme 1-5-2013

The Middle Length Discourses:   MN 148 The Six Sets of Six, Chachakka Sutta Pages 1129 – 1136 To be read out loud: sections 1, 2, 16, 28, 34, 40, and 41 Discussion Theme: In this sutta the Buddha states,

Poem by Rilke

Thanks to Kaia Svien for sharing this little gem with us… Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As you

Feeding the Retreatants

It is an ancient Buddhist tradition for the community to support those doing intensive retreat practice.  One way to support the retreatants is by providing food in the form of cooking, baking or donating groceries.  If you would like to

Workshop: The Four Noble Truths-The Buddha’s First Teaching

There is still room in Saturday’s workshop with Rita Gross, The Four Noble Truths- The Buddha’s First Teaching. Please contact the center if you are interested in participating in this workshop with Rita who is an internationally known feminist scholar-practitioner.

The Conditional Nature of our Intentions and Actions

Dear Friends, Through his practice, the Buddha awakened to the conditional nature of the mind and all experience. Taking up the Buddha’s insight powerfully undermines the mind’s tendency to grasp and struggle with experience. Both wisdom and ignorance arise due

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Fence

Editor’s Note: this is the piece that was read at the Festival of Giving on September 8.  Many thanks to Victoria Woolley for sharing this story. When I moved into my Seward neighborhood home there was an old but serviceable cedar

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Equanimity

Editor’s Note: The following is the last in a series of posts by Nora Murphy about the “10 paramis,” or qualities of heart-mind. With these posts, she’ll take an informal, personal approach to each of the paramis, in an effort

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Second Annual Festival of Giving – Performers

Performers at this year’s event include this wonderful ensemble of local artists: Linda Breitag: Fiddler, singer, and writer of songs that tell the truth, Linda surfs the waves of passion, vulnerability and absurdity in a way that welcomes everyone. Ellis:

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Second Annual Festival of Giving – Non-Profit Partners

Donations will be gratefully accepted to support the following organizations that do wonderful work to help alleviate suffering: Buddhist Global Relief www.buddhistglobalrelief.org Buddhist Global Relief provides assistance to people afflicted by poverty, natural disaster, and societal neglect with a special

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Second Annual Festival of Giving

Common Ground Meditation Center in Minneapolis invites you to attend its second annual Festival of Giving, a benefit concert and community celebration devoted to the joyful practice of generosity. When: Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where:

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