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Supporting Youth Programs at CG

Dear friends, What is the value of the dhamma, this path of practice? When I reflect on its value in my life, there arises a profound sense of gratitude for the love and wisdom I’ve received through this practice and

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News from Board of Directors

Secretary’s Corner: News from Common Ground’s Board of Directors December 7, 2015 Dear friends, Common Ground’s Board of Directors meets every one or two months to discuss important aspects of our center’s operations. In this update, I, Gabe Keller, the

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Denny Johnson

Denny Johnson Dear Friends, I am writing to share the sad news that our good friend Denny Johnson passed away recently in a tractor accident. Words can not convey the depth of feeling and mystery of losing someone who was

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Passing of Dear Friend

Many of you have heard by now that Craig Vollmar passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon. Craig was in the     company of his loving children at the time of his death. For many years, Craig has been an

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Amma Thanasanti this weekend

Join us for a special weekend of programs with Amma Thanasanti.  (Amma) Thanasanti Bhikkhuni first encountered the Dhamma in 1979,  and in 1989, she joined the nun’s community in the Ajahn Chah Forest Tradition and lived there for 20 years.

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Practitioners of Color Community Group

This on-going group meets bi-weekly on Thursday evenings and is intended as a space for practitioners of color to sit together, and share experiences and influences of the Dharma in our community and in our daily lives.   This group

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Workshop Saturday: Mindfulness and Leadership

In this workshop we will explore mindfulness practice in the context of leadership, considering questions such as: What does it mean to live out our awareness practice as leaders? How does the practice of mindfulness influence the way we understand

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Dharma Flicks: Lars and the Real Girl

Join other spiritual truth seekers for a movie with inspiring dharma themes. Stick around afterward for discussion. We will be showing Lars and The Real Girl, directed by Craig Gillespie on Saturday, April 20th starting at 7 p.m.  No registration

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Feeding the Retreatants

It is an ancient Buddhist tradition for the community to support those doing intensive retreat practice.  One way to support the retreatants is by providing food in the form of cooking, baking or donating groceries.  If you would like to

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Workshop: The Four Noble Truths-The Buddha’s First Teaching

There is still room in Saturday’s workshop with Rita Gross, The Four Noble Truths- The Buddha’s First Teaching. Please contact the center if you are interested in participating in this workshop with Rita who is an internationally known feminist scholar-practitioner.

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