Common Ground Meditation Center http://commongroundmeditation.org Practicing together in the footsteps of the Buddha Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:05:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Weekly Announcements: July 19, 2016 http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/weekly-announcements-july-19-2016/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/weekly-announcements-july-19-2016/#respond Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:50:01 +0000 http://commongroundmeditation.org/?p=12841 Hi Everyone, Please join us this evening at 7:00 p.m. for a guest talk by Rebecca Bradshaw. Her talk will include an exploration of our stories around race: how they condition our mind and heart, and how mindfulness of them

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Want to be in a film about mindfulness and work? http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/want-film-mindfulness-work/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/announcement/want-film-mindfulness-work/#respond 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/ http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/new-weekly-practice-group-book-ajahn-sucittos-meditation-way-awakening/#respond 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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CG Teacher Patrice Koelsch featured in Strib http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/cg-teacher-patrice-koelsch-featured-strib/ 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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The Gifts of Uncertain Times http://commongroundmeditation.org/reflection/gifts-uncertain-times/ 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/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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