Tag: compassion

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 …

Resources from Mark’s talk on 9/13/20 Read More »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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Hi folks, Here is a scan of the Emptiness and Compassion chapter from Guy Armstrong’s book Emptiness. Mark and Shelly have been giving talks on this subject recently and will continue to use the book as a complementary text for …

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Dear Friends, Although we can probably agree that compassion is a good idea, there might be confusion about what the actual experience of compassion is. Buddhist practice emphasizes a clear connection with each moment as it arises. This intimate connection …

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I remember thinking that people who went on last year’s Heart of the Forest Retreat were much further along in their meditation practice than I was.  I had only done a few of the three-day Holy Spirit retreats. I liked …

Reflections on Heart of the Forest retreat Read More »

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