COVID-19 protocol for Phase 2 of our reopening, to begin Monday, July 5th: Two core values guiding Common Ground’s administrative decision making throughout the pandemic have been non-harming as well as maintaining our commitment to accessibility and inclusion. Balancing these …

Weekly Email 6-16-21 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, Today, I worked most of the day at Common Ground starting with a meeting this morning with Mark Nunberg, socially distanced in the community room. It felt good to be back in our practice space…and a little …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, Welcome to June Everyone, Isn’t it remarkable that our swirling world of causes and conditions continues to unfold, unceasingly! How many times this past year did June 2021 seem so very far away? It is now …

Weekly Email 6-1-21 Read More »

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 …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, In his book, Collecting Gold Dust: Nurturing the Dhamma in Daily Life, Sayadaw U Tejaniya reminds us of the importance of taking time often to reflect on how we’re living and practicing. He reminds us that questions …

Weekly Email 5/24/21 Read More »

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 »

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 …

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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 Thursday May 27 from 6-8 at Newell Park in St Paul (on Pierce Butler Route just west …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, One of the benefits of working at Common Ground is that I get to witness generosity in so many ways, as it flows in and out of the center, in the form of our teachers’ teachings, …

Weekly Email 5-17-21 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, I trust that some of you were able to attend the online graduation ceremony on Friday for Common Ground’s Associate Director and beloved teacher Shelly Graf. Shelly was part of a cohort of 20 inspiring teachers …

Weekly Email 5-10-21 Read More »

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