Dear Common Ground Community,  There is sometimes confusion about the emphasis on retreat practice at Buddhist centers. You might have the reasonable thought that running or hiding from the messiness of our lives is not a lasting answer to our …

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The Mindfulness, Recovery, and the Twelve Steps: Hybrid meeting: in-person and via Zoom WHEN: Fridays 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Access the Zoom link on our calendar page Beginning Friday June 3 to Friday, July 29, the Mindfulness, Recovery, and …

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Dear Common Ground Community, With the renewal of Spring, we want to share a few upcoming volunteer opportunities to prepare the center for another year of practice. There are so many ways to give and volunteering can be a beautiful …

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Dear Common Ground Community, Here’s another poem inspired by the Therigatha, creatively and beautifully written by Matty Weingast from his book, The First Free Women. The Therigatha, often translated as Verses of the Elder Nuns, is a powerful little book …

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Dear Common Ground Community, We want to thank Brian Young for joining the Common Ground Board of Directors at our annual meeting on March 20th. At this meeting we also said goodbye to Board Chair Ramesh Sairam and Board Director …

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Mar 14, 2022 Common Ground Meditation Center COVID Policy  As of March 14, 2022, Common Ground has dropped its mask and vaccine requirements following the recommendations of the CDC, the MN Department of Health, and our two Doctor consultants, Steve …

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Hello Common Ground Friends, Here is an audio recording of the March 27, 2022 Community Conversation about lessening our COVID policy restrictions. If you have any questions, please contact Robin at robin@commongroundmeditation.org.        

Common Ground Meditation Center Board Treasurer Report/ Summary of 2021 Financials March 2022 On behalf of the Common Ground Finance Committee and the Board of Directors, I am happy to report that Common  Ground Meditation Center continues to benefit greatly …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, Cultivating a lifestyle of mindful awareness is challenging because we are going against the stream of our conditioning that values distraction, superficiality, and fixed views. Although difficult, the practice is simple. We are learning to wisely …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, As many of you know, since the beginning of the pandemic, Common Ground has had the good fortune to be guided in our response by 2 doctor practitioners, Ramesh Sairam and Steve Hilson. I am very …

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