Author: Kevin Bjorklund

Dear Friends, Much of the time we feel pushed around by both wholesome and unwholesome desires. When we bring careful attention, we see that the cause for our suffering isn’t due to the desire, but rather it is the identification …

Weekly Email 1/12/21 Read More »

Greetings Friends, The events that unfolded over the past 48 hours are layered in both meaning and impact. I won’t do us the disservice of reducing the political dysfunction and systemic racism that we are all swimming in, to simple …

Weekly Email 1/08/2021 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Community, Our wise spiritual teachers and ancestors advised us to keep the impermanent nature of all conditions in mind. When the heart attunes to the changing, ephemeral nature of experience, it understands that clinging is inherently stressful …

Weekly Email 12/27/20 Read More »

Dear Friends, Common Ground is co-sponsoring two upcoming events for the launch of the new book, Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom, co-edited by our beloved dharma teacher, Ayo Yetunde. Join editors, authors, and Buddhist leaders Gaylon Ferguson, …

Weekly Email 12/8/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, I hope you are faring well. I’ve been reflecting on the importance of tending to the ecology of the mind and heart recently. We are so affected by what we take in, whether that be news, …

Weekly Email 12/1/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, A heart grounded in gratitude and truth provides a foundation of integrity and guides our actions and speech. I will be taking pause today as will many of you to reflect on the blessings around and within us …

Weekly Email 11/26/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, As the virus surges and our politics seem endlessly stuck in divisiveness, it seems a good time for me, (and you too), to reflect with gratitude for this ancient path and practice that is alive in my …

Weekly Email 11/18/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, The snow is falling outside and it seems wise to stop for a minute and appreciate the beauty of it. The snowflakes that fall in clumps are absorbed into the earth it seems, water, earth and …

Weekly Email 11/9/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, This week might feel especially intense given all that is in motion and all that is unresolved. Living a wise and compassionate life demands that we find ways to self soothe and calm the body and …

Weekly Email 11/6/20 Read More »

Greetings Friends, We wanted to send a specific email to you that highlights the many practice opportunities this week and next. There is a different antidote for every need. It is our hope that we all find something supportive as we collectively anticipate …

Weekly Email 11/2/20 Read More »