Common Ground Meditation Center http://commongroundmeditation.org Practicing together in the footsteps of the Buddha Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:24:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Weekly Update: April 25, 2016 http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/announcement/weekly-update-april-25-2016/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/announcement/weekly-update-april-25-2016/#respond Tue, 26 Apr 2016 02:37:58 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12608 Hi Everyone, We have now transitioned to online registration for all Common Ground Programs that require registration, including all classes, workshops, and retreats. Instructions about how to register online can be found on our calendar. The summer newsletter is now available!  If

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Two Dharma Poems http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/reflection/two-dharma-poems/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/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/blog/announcement/want-volunteer-leading-meditation-shakopee-womens-correctional-facility/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/announcement/want-volunteer-leading-meditation-shakopee-womens-correctional-facility/#respond 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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CG Teacher Patrice Koelsch featured in Strib http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/reflection/cg-teacher-patrice-koelsch-featured-strib/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/reflection/cg-teacher-patrice-koelsch-featured-strib/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:11:38 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12549 Our very own Patrice Koelsch was featured in an article in the Star Tribune recently, about her work bringing mindfulness meditation to people in correctional facilities. Much mudita (appreciative joy) and gratitude to Patrice for her beautiful gift to the

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Dharma Example http://commongroundmeditation.org/test/dharma-example-2/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/test/dharma-example-2/#respond Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:43:16 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12538 Don’t Cling. The Buddha said so.

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Dharma Example http://commongroundmeditation.org/test/dharma-example/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/test/dharma-example/#respond Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:41:18 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12536 Don’t cling. The Buddha said clinging is the cause of suffering, or dukkha in Pali.

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The Gifts of Uncertain Times http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/reflection/gifts-uncertain-times/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/reflection/gifts-uncertain-times/#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:16:59 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12531 Kaia Svien recently gave a talk at the center entitled “Bringing the Gifts of Uncertain Times into Your Daily Practice”, about relating to climate change. She wanted to share some of Joanna Macy’s teachings that inspired her talk.   Joanna Macy’s list

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New Monday Night Study Group http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/announcement/new-monday-night-study-group-2/ Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:28:11 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12503 The Buddha’s Words Spiritual friends gather with the aim to explore the basic concepts of Early Buddhism that are exemplified through teachings handed down for over 2500 years, and discover how the Pali Canon gives expression to the universal truths

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Reflection from the Antiracism circle http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/reflection/reflection-antiracism-circle/ Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:58:57 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12497 This reflection was written by Roseanne after week 3 of the antiracism circle.   It’s difficult to write a reflection for Session 3. I mean, it was tough to see and hear the people who had been directly harmed so

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Lottery Open for Next Sessions of Youth Programs http://commongroundmeditation.org/blog/announcement/lottery-open-next-sessions-youth-programs/ Fri, 18 Mar 2016 20:58:45 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12492 Hi Common Ground Families,   Registration for the lottery is open from now until March 23 for the children (K-3) and preteen (4-7) programs at Common Ground. To enter the lottery, send an email to children@commongroundmeditation.org or preteen@commongroundmeditation.org. There is more

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