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 »

Monday, December 21st, 6:00-6:45pm Zoom link here. Please join us as we come together virtually on December 21st, the Winter Solstice, to offer our practice in support of the larger community effort to oppose the Line 3 oil pipeline. Our participation …

Monday, December 21st: Water and Stars: A Solstice Solidarity Action to Stop Line 3 Read More »

Hi everyone, In her talk yesterday, Wynn Fricke mentioned this monologue of Dave Chappelle’s from Saturday Night Live and recommended it.

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 »

Hi friends, passing this along in case it’s of interest to anyone. It’s from a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). They want to better understand how meditation and other …

Opportunity to Participate in Research Study on Meditation and COVID-19 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 »

Learning to swim The softest bell was calling in the distance Time again for the one pilgrimage Friends had made the safe place ready Fixing food and binding my hurts   Now you lead me to this wide gold green …

Learning to swim Read More »

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