Tag: compassion

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 …

Emptiness and Compassion Chapter from Guy Armstrong Read More »

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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 …

The Experience of Compassion Read More »

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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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Hello to the Common Ground Sangha, This month is the two-year anniversary of my motorcycle accident, two more years of my life that I almost didn’t have. I’m filled with gratitude for the members of this Sangha, who helped and …

Countless thanks from Steve Burt Read More »

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