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Weekly Update: May 23, 2016

Hi Everyone, Please join Robin and Gabe this evening for Song and Chant night at the center! There will be mindful singing and chanting of Buddhist and non-Buddhist songs that inspire. Mark Nunberg returns home later this week and will

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Want to volunteer leading meditation at Shakopee Women’s Correctional Facility?

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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New Monday Night Study Group

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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Lottery Open for Next Sessions of Youth Programs

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 or There is more

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Memorial for Carroll Miller, Saturday 3/19 at 4pm

I have attached below a photo of Carroll Miller, a long time Common Ground community member who passed on suddenly last week. We’ll be having his memorial service this Saturday at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Let’s hold Carroll

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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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