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Stories of Generosity – Katharine Malaga

Stories of Generosity from the Common Ground Community:  This month’s profile-  Katharine Malaga.   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

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Sharon Salzberg on Metta: The Song of the Heart

A reflection from Nora “Metta is the song of the heart,” Sharon Salzberg said sometime during the workshop she offered in St. Paul October 5th & 6th at the UM-Twin Cities St Paul Student Center. The two-day event was jam-packed

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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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Second Annual Festival of Giving – Performers

Performers at this year’s event include this wonderful ensemble of local artists: Linda Breitag: Fiddler, singer, and writer of songs that tell the truth, Linda surfs the waves of passion, vulnerability and absurdity in a way that welcomes everyone. Ellis:

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Second Annual Festival of Giving – Non-Profit Partners

Donations will be gratefully accepted to support the following organizations that do wonderful work to help alleviate suffering: Buddhist Global Relief www.buddhistglobalrelief.org Buddhist Global Relief provides assistance to people afflicted by poverty, natural disaster, and societal neglect with a special

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