Year: 2015

Supporting Youth Programs at CG

Dear friends, What is the value of the dhamma, this path of practice? When I reflect on its value in my life, there arises a profound sense of gratitude for the love and wisdom I’ve received through this practice and

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News from Board of Directors

Secretary’s Corner: News from Common Ground’s Board of Directors December 7, 2015 Dear friends, Common Ground’s Board of Directors meets every one or two months to discuss important aspects of our center’s operations. In this update, I, Gabe Keller, the

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Sutta Study Discussion Theme 1-­2-­16

From Craving to Liberation, From Grasping to Emptiness: Excursions into the Thought­World of the Pali Discourses by Bhikkhu Analayo, Chapter 8, Personality View, pages 85-­92 Sections to be read outloud: Beginning of 8.1 on page 85 through the first two

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Sutta Study Discussion Theme 12-­5-­15

From Craving to Liberation, From Grasping to Emptiness: Excursions into the Thought­-World of the Pali Discourses by Bhikkhu Analayo Chapter 7, Doubt, pages, pages 78­-84 Sections to be read outloud: Page 80­-81, first three paragraphs of 7.2 Last paragraph on

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Sutta Study Theme 11-7-2015

From Craving to Liberation, From Grasping to Emptiness: Excursions into the Thought­World of the Pali Discourses by Bhikkhu Analayo Chapter 5 & 6, Sloth and Torpor and Restless and Worry, pages 66 -77 Sections to be read outloud: 5.2: entire

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Denny Johnson

Denny Johnson Dear Friends, I am writing to share the sad news that our good friend Denny Johnson passed away recently in a tractor accident. Words can not convey the depth of feeling and mystery of losing someone who was

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Sutta Study Theme 10-3-15

From Craving to Liberation, From Grasping to Emptiness: Excursions into the Thought­-World of the Pali Discourses by Bhikkhu Analayo Chapter 4, Ill­-will, pages 54 -­ 65, Sections to be read outloud: Last 2 paragraphs on p. 57 First 2 paragraphs

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Sutta Study Theme 9-5-15

From Craving to Liberation, From Grasping to Emptiness: Excursions into the Thought­World of the Pali Discourses by Bhikkhu Analayo Chapter 3, Passion/Raga, pages 39 ­- 53 Sections to be read outloud: Middle three paragraphs, p. 40 Last two paragraphs, p.

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Sutta Study Theme 8-1-15

From Craving to Liberation, From Grasping to Emptiness: Excursions into the Thought­World of the Pali Discourses by Bhikkhu Analayo Chapter 2, Grasping/Upadana, pages 26 ­-38 Read Out Loud? (Feel free to skip pronounciation of the pali when we read passages together)

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Sutta Study Theme 7-4-15

From Craving to Liberation, From Grasping to Emptiness: Excursions into the Thought­World of the Pali Discourses by Bhikkhu Analayo Chapter 1, pages 1­ – 25 Read Out Loud (Skip pronounciation of the pali when we read passages together) First three

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