Common Ground Meditation Center http://commongroundmeditation.org Practicing together in the footsteps of the Buddha Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:00:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Weekly Announcements: December 6, 2016 http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/weekly-announcements-december-6-2016/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/weekly-announcements-december-6-2016/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:39:44 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=13157 Hi Everyone, Please join us this Friday evening for a Guest Talk with Emil J: Transforming Anger, Understanding Fear, no registration is necessary. There is still space in this Sunday’s workshop with Ramesh Sairam: Mindfulness and Physical Pain, please sign

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Two resources for the study of the Five Mental Hindrances http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/two-resources-study-five-mental-hindrances/ Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:57:09 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=13091 From Mark Nunberg: Two resources for the study of the Five Mental Hindrances – forces in the mind that hinder the continuity and steadiness of mindful awareness:   https://www.bcbsdharma.org/article/understanding-the-hindrances/ http://insightmeditationcenter.org/articles/FiveHindrances.pdf

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POC Community Group 1st and 3rd Thursdays http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/poc-community-group-1st-3rd-thursdays/ Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:42:11 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=13088 Hello Friends, I hope this note finds you well, and having a pleasant fall.  It can be such a lovely time of transition.  Often times, for me at least, transition and change can trigger this mind into it habits of

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Heart Practice http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/heart-practice/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:45:51 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=13066 Stacy McClendon, our board chair and one of the facilitators for the People of Color Community Group, wrote a nice reflection on metta practice recently and Shelly and I thought we’d share it. The POC group meets on the 1st

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Mindfulness of Breathing Instructions http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/mindfulness-breathing-instructions/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:25:55 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=13030 Hi everyone,   Mark’s talking about the Buddha’s instructions on Mindfulness of Breathing this week and for the next few weeks. Check out the Buddha’s original teaching and notes from different teachers on these teachings here.   Love,   Gabe

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Antiracism Circle Being Offered this Fall near CG! http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/antiracism-circle-offered-fall-near-cg/ 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/ 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/ 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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