Author: Gabe Keller Flores

Hi folks, We’re sharing this online event from Ujaama Place, an organization that Judith Ragir, Guiding Teacher of Clouds in Water Zen Center, is part of. She writes: “It is a non-for-profit that provides a wholistic transformation process for African-American …

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Hi friends, Here are a couple of resources Mark mentioned in his talk on Sunday, for your reference: LONG LIVE IMPERMANENCE by Thich Nhat Hanh How We Can Reconnect with Each Other and the Planet During Crisis: Interview with Lama Rod Owens …

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New CG Community RAG ( Racial Affinity Group) for Bu-Jews. Examining Privilege, Oppression, and Civic Engagement for Buddhist-Jewish practitioners. This community group is for white- male- Buddhist-Jews who are interested in understanding the intersection of race, ethnicity, and privilege.  Specifically, …

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Grace and The Great Turning   When you act on behalf Of something greater than yourself, you begin to feel it acting through you with a power greater than your own.   This is grace.   Today, as we take …

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August 25th, 2020 Greetings Friends, The book, The First Free Women, Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns, is the latest iteration of the collected voices of awakened women at the time of the Buddha. In the introduction, Bhikkhuni Anandabodhi writes, There are …

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Hi folks, Shelly has been using the book “Listening to the Heart” by Thanissara and Kittisaro as a reference for their weekly practice group on Wednesday evenings. Here is a link to chapter four of that text. Feel free to …

Chapter Four from “Listening to the Heart” Read More »

Hi folks, I’m going to start using the blog to post poems and other resources that Mark and Shelly read or mention in their Weekly Practice Groups. Here are some poems and resources Mark shared on Sunday. Please Call Me …

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Antiracism Study and Dialogue Circle (ASDIC) is a wonderful local organization Common Ground has partnered with in the past to train our leaders in this vital area. We encourage anyone who’s interested to participate in their upcoming Zoom 10-week circle …

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We need to haul 20′ lengths of steel, about 700lbs from Minneapolis to Prairie Farm. Let me know if someone has a flat bed trailer who’d be willing to pick up and deliver. -Cory. clemetsonconstruction@gmail.com

To sign up to receive our weekly email, click here August 11th, 2020 Dear Common Ground Friends Ajahn Chah said, Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a moustache: you won’t be able to find it. But …

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