Hi folks, Shelly has been using the book “Listening to the Heart” by Thanissara and Kittisaro as a reference for their weekly practice group on Wednesday evenings. Here is a link to chapter four of that text. Feel free to …

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Hi folks, I’m going to start using the blog to post poems and other resources that Mark and Shelly read or mention in their Weekly Practice Groups. Here are some poems and resources Mark shared on Sunday. Please Call Me …

Poems and Readings from Mark’s Talk on 8/16/20 Read More »

Antiracism Study and Dialogue Circle (ASDIC) is a wonderful local organization Common Ground has partnered with in the past to train our leaders in this vital area. We encourage anyone who’s interested to participate in their upcoming Zoom 10-week circle …

Antiracism Study and Dialogue Circle Offered Through ASDIC starting Sep. 14th Read More »

We need to haul 20′ lengths of steel, about 700lbs from Minneapolis to Prairie Farm. Let me know if someone has a flat bed trailer who’d be willing to pick up and deliver. -Cory. clemetsonconstruction@gmail.com

To sign up to receive our weekly email, click here August 11th, 2020 Dear Common Ground Friends Ajahn Chah said, Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a moustache: you won’t be able to find it. But …

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Prairie Farm Update Common Ground Retreat Property at Prairie Farm will be closed for regular retreat programs until at least January of 2021 due to the Covid-19 Virus. We will have a caretaker out there most of the summer and …

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Hi Common Ground community, Mark, Shelly, and I decided to make this post as a way for the Common Ground community to share ways that you are engaging right now to respond to the murder of George Floyd, and to …

Crowdsourced List of Opportunities for Compassionate Engagement Right Now Read More »

Opportunity to Spend Time with Ajahn Chandako at a Lake Cabin June 21 to July 7 Ajahn Chandako plans to go up to a lake cabin in Northern MN for Dhamma practice and general relaxation. Each year a group from Minneapolis goes to this …

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Metta, or lovingkindness, is the current weekly practice group theme. You can find many resources on the subject here, if you’d like to do additional study:   Practices of Lovingkindness

Here is the link to the article: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lIStVBxtzqOeNDnIJHbnwH3Jx82hL1e7ndJt0fwdypg/edit    

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