Year: 2014

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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Sutta Study Theme 6-5-2014

The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana By Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro Chapter Twelve: Knowing, Emptiness and the Radiant Mind, first half Read out loud: 12.3, 12.4, 12.5, 12.8, 12.10 Discussion Theme: This month let us

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Wisdom and the Activity of the Mind

Dear Common Ground friends, There is no worse danger than a mind without mindfulness and no greater protection than being clearly aware of the mind and its activity. Wisdom reflects back the activity of our mind. Without wisdom we remain

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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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Reflections on Dana by Erica Schultz

It’s (not) mine Reflections on Dana at Common Ground by Erica S. Schultz “But it’s mine, I own it,” my little four year-old charge yelled at me when I tried to tell her that it probably didn’t make sense to

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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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Sutta Study Theme 5-3-2014

The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana By Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro Chapter Eleven, “‘Reappears’ Does Not Apply…”, pages 180-189 Sections to be read out loud: 11.2, 11.6, 11.7, 11.8 Discussion Theme: The Buddha encouraged us

Stories of Generosity-Bob Seng

Stories of Generosity from the Common Ground Community:  This month’s profile-Bob Seng 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

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Sutta Study Theme 4-5-2014

The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana By Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro Chapter Ten, The Unapprehendability of the Enlightened, pages 164-179 Sections to be read out loud: 10.4, 10.8, 10.10, 10.11, 10.13, 10.19 (page 175 only)

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Stories of Generosity- Judith Sarah Rae

Stories of Generosity from the Common Ground Community:  This month’s profile-Judith Sarah Rae. 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

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