Year: 2012

Sutta Study Reflection Theme 6-2-2012

The Middle Length Discourses:  MN 26  The Noble Search (Ariyapariyesana Sutta) Pages 253-268 To be read out-loud:  p. 254 Sections 5 and 12;  pp.266-267 Sections 31-37 Discussion Theme: In this sutta, the Buddha uses his own journey to enlightenment to

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Truthfulness

Editor’s Note: The following is the ninth in a series of posts by Nora Murphy about the “10 paramis,” or qualities of heart-mind. With these posts, she’ll take an informal, personal approach to each of the paramis, in an effort

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Patience

Editor’s Note: The following is the eighth in a series of posts by Nora Murphy about the “10 paramis,” or qualities of heart-mind. With these posts, she’ll take an informal, personal approach to each of the paramis, in an effort

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Sutta Study Reflection Theme 5-5-2012

The Middle Length Discourses: MN 22 The Simile of the Snake (Alagaddupama Sutta) Pages 224 – 236 To be read out-loud: Sections 8 – 12 Discussion Theme: In this discourse, the Buddha is warning against misconceptions that arise when one

Viriya

Editor’s Note: The following is the seventh in a series of posts by Nora Murphy about the “10 paramis,” or qualities of heart-mind. With these posts, she’ll take an informal, personal approach to each of the paramis, in an effort

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Wisdom

Editor’s Note: The following is the sixth in a series of posts by Nora Murphy about the “10 paramis,” or qualities of heart-mind. With these posts, she’ll take an informal, personal approach to each of the paramis, in an effort

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Sutta Study Reflection Theme 4-7-2012

The Middle Length Discourses: MN 19 Two Kinds of Thoughts (Dvedhavitakka Sutta)  Pages 207 – 210 To be read out-loud: Sections 1 – 8 and Sections 25 – 27 Discussion Theme: “Practitioners, whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that

Serenity: It’s Not Just For Monks

“Laypeople live in the realm of sensuality. They have families, money, and possessions, and are deeply involved in all sorts of activities. Yet sometimes they will gain insight and see Dhamma before monks and nuns do. Why is this? It’s

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Policy on Fragrances and Scents

Common Ground Meditation Center is committed to making our space as accessible as possible to everyone who chooses to come here to practice. The center is home to people who are very sensitive to chemicals, including fragrances, both synthetic and

Sutta Study Reflection Theme 3-3-2012

The Middle Length Discourses: MN 10 Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta) Pages 145 – 155 To be read out-loud: Sections 1- 8 Discussion Theme: This month we can reflect on the Buddha’s mindfulness instructions. In this sutta the Buddha

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