Author: Gabe Keller Flores

Thanks to everyone who helped on last week’s Work Day. We got a lot done thanks to all of you. The tent is down and already at Prairie Farm. We have a new solar light in the parking lot. The …

Heartfelt Gratitude from Jeffrey Swainhart, longtime Building Committee leader Read More »

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The following is an invitation from Charlie Birge, a CG community member, to join him in his work with Braver Angels, a group he describes below. Charlie writes: Braver Angels workshops invite both sides of political conflicts to attempt to understand the …

Invitation to Braver Angels: Bridge-Building Across Political Difference Read More »

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America is built on commerce. The original industrialists turned natural resources & human labor into fortunes, empires and power. The result was a widespread prosperity never before seen on planet earth. Today, every homeowner lives in their own private piggy …

Reflections on Generosity by Community Member Tim Johnson Read More »

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Hi everyone, I’m passing along a request from a community member: My name is Amy and I foster Baymax, a 3 year old Great Pyrenees, for the Northstar Great Pyrenees Rescue of Minnesota.  Baymax has endured extreme abuse, neglect and …

Community Member Looking for Someone to Adopt a Special Dog Read More »

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Greetings community members, just passing along this notice from our friends at Clouds in Water Zen Center: Position Opening: Executive Director Clouds in Water Zen Center seeks an executive director at 30 hours per week to lead us into a …

Clouds in Water Zen Center Seeks Executive Director Read More »

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There is some acreage just to the east of Common Ground’s retreat property that is quite a beautiful mix of fields and mature woods. You can see the plot here. It is not clear whether Common Ground will be making …

Opportunity to Purchase Land Near Prairie Farm Read More »

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Registration is open for our next Zoom Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course with Mark Nunberg and Wynn Fricke, the center’s founders! This is a 6-week course on Tuesday evenings, July 13th-August 17th, 7:30-9:00pm. More info and registration here:…/1FAIpQLScv1qgowTeAwP…/viewform

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Are you interested in adding social justice work to your Buddhist practice? Our multi-sangha ISAIAH affiliated Buddhist group is having an outdoor event Tuesday, June 15 from 6-8 at Newell Park in St Paul (on Pierce Butler Route just west of …

Picnic With Buddhist/Isaiah Social Justice Group Read More »

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Hi CG community, passing on information about an upcoming gathering in opposition to Line 3 that some Buddhists in the Twin Cities are attending, for those of you who may be interested. Ben Connelly of Minnesota Zen Center is organizing …

Buddhists attending Treaty People Gathering Opposing Line 3 Read More »

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Hi CG community, we regularly get requests from researchers studying meditation inviting our community members to help them with their research. Here is another such opportunity. Feel free to participate! A bit about our study:  As you probably know very …

Invitation to Meditation Study (Master Thesis) Read More »

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