Tag: generosity

Gail Iverson’s Reflections on Dana

We have the Buddha’s teachings on awakening due to the practice of generosity. Without the Indian tradition of giving alms to mendicants the Buddha would not have had the means to pursue his path to liberation. Over the past 2500

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Generosity: The Art of Being Happy

Generosity: The Art of Being Happy By Mark Nunberg It’s nice to reflect on how Common Ground and this whole tradition is built on wholesomeness and the generosity of those who have come before us. It’s unfortunate that all of

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CG Teacher Patrice Koelsch featured in Strib

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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Dana- What’s the Deal?

By Jana Larson   Continuing in the tradition of Buddhist monasteries in Southeast Asia, all programs at Common Ground are offered free of charge in the spirit of dana, or generosity.   When first hanging around Common Ground, I found

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Stories of Generosity: Mina Leierwood

Stories of Generosity from the Common Ground Community:  This month’s profile-Mina Leierwood Over the year, we have been profiling community members about their volunteer experience.  Be on the look-out for more profiles over the next few months, describing the volunteer work

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Stories of Generosity: Judy, Mimi, Susan and Julie

Stories of Generosity from the Common Ground Community:  This month’s profile-Judy, Mimi, Susan and Julie Over the year, we have been profiling community members about their volunteer experience.  Be on the look-out for more profiles over the next few months, describing

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Stories of Generosity: Meredith Sommers

Stories of Generosity from the Common Ground Community:  This month’s profile-Meredith Sommers Over the year, we have been profiling community members about their volunteer experience.  Be on the look-out for more profiles over the next few months, describing the volunteer work

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Stories of Generosity: Stefanie Bell-Egge

Stories of Generosity from the Common Ground Community:  This month’s profile- Stefanie Bell-Egge Over the past several months, we have been profiling community members about their volunteer experience.  Be  on the look-out for one profile every month, describing the volunteer work they

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Stories of Generosity: Karen Sorensen

Stories of Generosity from the Common Ground Community:  This month’s profile- Karen Sorensen Over the past several months, we have been profiling community members about their volunteer experience.  Be  on the look-out for one profile every month, describing the volunteer work they

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Stories of Generosity- Karen Duncan

Stories of Generosity from the Common Ground Community:  This month’s profile- Karen Duncan  Over the next many months, we will be profiling community members about their volunteer experience.  Be  on the look-out for one profile every month, describing the volunteer work they

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