Year: 2013

Stories of Generosity – Katharine Malaga

Stories of Generosity from the Common Ground Community:  This month’s profile-  Katharine Malaga.   Over the next many months, we will be profiling community members about their volunteer experience.  Be  on the look-out for one profile every month, describing the

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Sutta Study Reflection Theme 1-4-14

The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana By Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro Chapter Eight, Unsupported and Unsupportive Consciousness; First half of the chapter – pages 131 – 142 Sections to be read out loud: 8.2, 8.3,

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Sharon Salzberg on Metta: The Song of the Heart

A reflection from Nora “Metta is the song of the heart,” Sharon Salzberg said sometime during the workshop she offered in St. Paul October 5th & 6th at the UM-Twin Cities St Paul Student Center. The two-day event was jam-packed

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Amma Thanasanti this weekend

Join us for a special weekend of programs with Amma Thanasanti.  (Amma) Thanasanti Bhikkhuni first encountered the Dhamma in 1979,  and in 1989, she joined the nun’s community in the Ajahn Chah Forest Tradition and lived there for 20 years.

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Generosity as Trustworthy Medicine

Dear Friends, From the Buddha’s point of view, generosity, or dana, is a foundational and essential spiritual practice. Without the enlivening and liberating experience of generosity, our lives remain limited by our self-centered views, fears, and greed. The Buddha understood

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Practitioners of Color Community Group

This on-going group meets bi-weekly on Thursday evenings and is intended as a space for practitioners of color to sit together, and share experiences and influences of the Dharma in our community and in our daily lives.   This group

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Workshop Saturday: Mindfulness and Leadership

In this workshop we will explore mindfulness practice in the context of leadership, considering questions such as: What does it mean to live out our awareness practice as leaders? How does the practice of mindfulness influence the way we understand

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Dharma Flicks: Lars and the Real Girl

Join other spiritual truth seekers for a movie with inspiring dharma themes. Stick around afterward for discussion. We will be showing Lars and The Real Girl, directed by Craig Gillespie on Saturday, April 20th starting at 7 p.m.  No registration

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The Experience of Dukkha

Dear Friends, The Buddha pointed to an awakening and freedom that arose out of a deep understanding of dukkha – the experience of stress, dissatisfaction, or suffering. Although the experience of dukkha is unpleasant, understanding dukkha is paradoxically liberating. This

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