Tag: compassion

Monday, December 21st, 6:00-6:45pm Zoom link here. Please join us as we come together virtually on December 21st, the Winter Solstice, to offer our practice in support of the larger community effort to oppose the Line 3 oil pipeline. Our participation …

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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 »

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Friends, Some of us have been working on a love letter to Minneapolis and America in these difficult times. In the words of Ayo Yetunde, “In the spirit of loving-kindness meditation, we ask the dharma practitioners we know to send the letter in that spirit — keep it …

Community Love Letter to Minneapolis & America Read More »

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The Common Ground Book Club invites you to join the next round of reading and discussion on the book, How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi! When: October 25 th from 8:45am-10:15am. Zoom link here. A Little History …

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I am Common Ground. This simple phrase came to me as I reflected on the question “what is Common Ground doing about… social and racial injustice, about climate change, about…?”. Community members posed this question to the leadership in 2015 when 9 …

Annual Community Letter from CG Board of Directors Read More »

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Hi folks, We’re sharing this online event from Ujaama Place, an organization that Judith Ragir, Guiding Teacher of Clouds in Water Zen Center, is part of. She writes: “It is a non-for-profit that provides a wholistic transformation process for African-American …

Ujaama Place Virtual Breakfast Event on Oct 8th Read More »

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Hi friends, Here are a couple of resources Mark mentioned in his talk on Sunday, for your reference: LONG LIVE IMPERMANENCE by Thich Nhat Hanh How We Can Reconnect with Each Other and the Planet During Crisis: Interview with Lama Rod Owens …

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New CG Community RAG ( Racial Affinity Group) for Bu-Jews. Examining Privilege, Oppression, and Civic Engagement for Buddhist-Jewish practitioners. This community group is for white- male- Buddhist-Jews who are interested in understanding the intersection of race, ethnicity, and privilege.  Specifically, …

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Grace and The Great Turning   When you act on behalf Of something greater than yourself, you begin to feel it acting through you with a power greater than your own.   This is grace.   Today, as we take …

Joanna Macy Poem: Grace and The Great Turning Read More »

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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 »

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