Dear Common Ground Friends, There is much moving these days including important leadership changes at Common Ground. At this month’s meeting of Common Ground’s Board of Directors three members finished their six years of service on the Board including retiring …

Weekly Email 3/29/2021 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, Greetings Friends, Last week our humanity took another hit. Today we reckon with the racialized, gendered, and sexualized violence that led to the murder of 8 people in Atlanta, and to the life changing injuries of …

Weekly Email 3/22/2021 Read More »

Common Ground has two Sutta Study Groups that meet on the first Saturday morning of each month to study the teachings of the Buddha and to strengthen relationships among committed practitioners and leaders. The groups are now accepting applications for …

Openings in Sutta Study Groups Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, The painful truths of our criminal justice system and policing and our deep habits of neglecting, oppressing, harming, and killing each other will probably be more obvious in the weeks and months ahead as the trials …

Weekly Email 3/15/2021 Read More »

Hi everyone, here are some reflections from Gail Iverson, one of our teachers and CG’s bookkeeper, on the topic of dana, or generosity: The way the Buddha presented the teachings, was through a  gradual path starting with generosity. Without the …

Reflections from Gail on Generosity (Dana) Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, Jury selection for the trial of Derek Chauvin who is being charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, is set to begin today. This trial is likely to take weeks if not months and …

Weekly Email 3/8/2021 Read More »

Greetings Friends, Many of the leaders at Common Ground will be participating in a Global Day of Prayer tomorrow, March 8th, a force of  goodness and solidarity that will mark the beginning of the jury selection process in the trial of Derek …

Global Day of Prayer Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, I probably speak for many when I express my deep gratitude for the teachings of the Buddha that have been so carefully held for so many centuries in places such as Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and …

Weekly Email 3/1/2021 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, Dear Friends, What can I learn from 2 sick pets and a sleepless night? This was the question running through my mind in the wee hours of the morning as I searched for something meaningful in …

Weekly Email 2/24/2021 Read More »

Our friends at Clouds in Water Zen Center have organized a time for Buddhists to gather up north at one of the frontline, Indigenous-led camps resisting the construction of the Line 3 pipeline. Learn more in this blog post from …

Buddhists and friends invited to Water Protectors Welcome Center Feb. 28 Read More »

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