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 »

Dear community, As predicted by many, we moved through Wednesday facing significant uncertainty about the election outcome.  Even today, many mail-in ballots are left to be counted, including in states with very tight races.  We hope to have some sense …

Invitation from Inter-Sangha Non-violent Direct Action Group 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 »

We forget what silence sounds like, what peace and calmness feels like, although it takes work and is not easy to remember, it is what our hearts desire and what we require for the healing of presence. -Kyle E.   …

Presence at Prairie Farm – A Poem Read More »

Greetings Friends, There are a number of programs coming up to help us deepen our ability to be a force of good in the world. When met with awareness, the goodness of the heart expressed strengthens the heart’s ongoing capacity …

Weekly Email 10/27/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, There are two upcoming meditation retreat opportunities with a Daylong Retreat on Saturday, October 31st and a Two-Day Retreat on Friday and Saturday, November 6th & 7th to support the more quiet work of seeing the deep roots of suffering, …

Weekly Email 10/22/20 Read More »

Common Ground Seventh Annual Day of Remembrance Sunday, November 1, 2020,  2:00 – 3:30 pm on Zoom With the COVID 19 pandemic, George Floyd’s murder and racial uprisings, wild unstopping fire, the economic downturn and pervasive sense of uncertainties, this …

Common Ground Seventh Annual Day of Remembrance Read More »

Hi folks, Mark asked me to share this article here that he mentioned in his last Weekly Practice Group talk: A Walk in the Woods by by Phra Khantipalo https://accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/various/wheel186.html#walk

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