Common Ground Meditation Center http://commongroundmeditation.org Practicing together in the footsteps of the Buddha Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:59:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Weekly Announcements: August 24, 2016 http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/weekly-announcements-august-24-2016/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/weekly-announcements-august-24-2016/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:59:09 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12965 Hi Everyone, The fall newsletter is now available!  We hope you find the variety of programs available this season inviting. There is still space in the workshop with Okogyeamon on Sunday, September 11th, Social Justice, Core and Being. Okogyeamon is

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Antiracism Circle Being Offered this Fall near CG! http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/antiracism-circle-offered-fall-near-cg/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/antiracism-circle-offered-fall-near-cg/#respond Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:39:22 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12952 This fall, starting October 1 there will be an Antiracism Study and Dialogue Circle (ASDIC) offered a few blocks from Common Ground, at Faith Mennonite Church (2720 E 22nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406). We highly encourage everyone, especially teachers and

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Community Member and Festival Performer Ellis’ Reflections on Racism and Awareness http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/community-member-festival-performer-ellis-reflections-racism-awareness/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/community-member-festival-performer-ellis-reflections-racism-awareness/#respond Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:59:29 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12903 Hi friends! Our dear community member and festival performer Ellis recently posted some reflections on racism and awareness that we thought we’d share with you!

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Dear friend and teacher Nicole Taras’ passing http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/dear-friend-teacher-nicole-taras-passing/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/dear-friend-teacher-nicole-taras-passing/#respond Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:31:19 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12879 August 3, 2016 To Our Beloved Common Ground Community, Yesterday, our dear friend, teacher and leader Nicole Taras passed away after a long and difficult struggle with respiratory illness. Several of us met with Nicole on Sunday afternoon two days before her

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Want to be in a film about mindfulness and work? http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/want-film-mindfulness-work/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:33:17 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12828 Rikshaw Films will be filming an educational video at Common Ground about Mindfulness and Well-being and they’re looking for five professionals to share their stories. More information below. CASTING NOTICE – Rikshaw Films

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New Weekly Practice Group Book: Ajahn Sucitto’s Meditation: A Way of Awakening http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/new-weekly-practice-group-book-ajahn-sucittos-meditation-way-awakening/ Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:29:02 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12823 Hi everyone, Mark Nunberg is now using Ajahn Sucitto’s book Meditation: A Way of Awakening, for the Weekly Practice Groups. You can download a copy of the book here.

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An Experience with A Twist of View http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/experience-twist-view/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/experience-twist-view/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:53:40 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12811 By Rebecca Fahey Oh what joy to have the rug pulled out from under me!  It looks like the rug, “my” rug, was the magic carpet constructed by a child’s need.  I’m learning to appreciate and celebrate the child’s ability

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Some resources on trans*competence http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/some-resources-on-transcompetence/ Wed, 11 May 2016 16:33:38 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12748 Hi everyone, I’d like to share with you some resources on trans*competence as a way to encourage us all to continue to develop our capacity to be inclusive and welcoming at the center. Let me know if you have any

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Two Dharma Poems http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/two-dharma-poems/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/two-dharma-poems/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:58:24 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12577 These two poems were read on Sunday night. Thanks to Rick and Megan for sharing!   Untitled Poem by Rick Carlson Open the heart. There is treasure buried here: Love beyond belief! Earth and sky are one – just like

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Want to volunteer leading meditation at Shakopee Women’s Correctional Facility? http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/want-volunteer-leading-meditation-shakopee-womens-correctional-facility/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:19:35 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12554 We facilitate a meditation circle of up to 12 women every Saturday from 8:10 – 10:10 am. We also offer a half-day retreat once a quarter and a monthly meditation session on Sunday mornings, 9:00 – 10:00. Volunteers find this

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