Dear Common Ground Friends, The Buddha taught both the experience of suffering and freedom arise lawfully & naturally when the supporting causes are present. So, what are the supporting causes for freedom, what the Buddha sometimes referred to as, “the …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, As hard as it seems at times the Buddha reminds us that it is possible to accept things as they are. This includes every possible experience that emerges within us, and in the contexts of our …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, The Buddha taught that, “One gives gifts to adorn and beautify the mind.” Imagine the quality of our hearts and our world if we spent our days adorning each moment with compassionate acts done with the …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, I’ve had a quote from Ajahn Chah hanging in my office for a couple of months now. He simply states, “What is Dharma? Nothing isn’t”. I find it a good reminder, every time I turn my …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, Ajahn Sumedho sums up our human predicament with this simple teaching: “Yesterday is memory, tomorrow is unknown, now is the knowing.” Much of our effort in meditation practice is to recognize and stabilize present moment awareness so …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, We might think of intentions as the powerful force that guides and shapes our lives. Reflecting on our values or intentions can keep our lives moving in the direction we want them to. When life gets …

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With gratitude for Common Ground leader Jen Racho, we share this piece, co-authored by Jen, in honor of Filipino American History Month. Filipino Americans Share Their Journey to Buddhism

Dear Common Ground Friends, Let’s open our minds to the possibility of real happiness regardless of the arising conditions in our lives. Strangely, we often have a strong habit to hold to the idea that this messy world precludes the …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, This week we share with you an article and invitation written by Common Ground Dharma Teacher Kyoko Katayama: A Reservoir of Grief: An Invitation We love. We care. We cherish. Yet, the truth of impermanence pervades …

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Please take a moment to read this piece, written by Common Ground Leader Zenzele Isoke and published by Buddhist Justice Reporter. Common Ground is a fiscal sponsor of BJR. The Improbable Promise of Red Flag Laws – Zenzele Isoke

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