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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Passing along information about an upcoming online retreat with one of Common Ground’s longtime teachers, Santikaro. Insight Chicago is putting it on, June 1st– June 6th. More info here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/re-emergence-with-buddha-dhamma-tickets-142144948367

Prairie Farm Work Retreat Mon, May 31st – Sat, Jun 5th 5-6 hours of work a day 3 meditation sits a day We are looking for up to 7 volunteers to help out with a Prairie Farm work period. Here …

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Hi Everyone, What does a peaceful heart look like, feel like in a world where there is so much suffering, injustice, and uncertainty? It can seem that ease of heart is unavailable and even inappropriate until we are done fixing …

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