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Dear Common Ground Friends, Recently I used an article titled “Is Unselfish Joy Practical?” for one of my talks and it reminded me of how much I appreciate the practicality of the Buddha’s teachings. The Buddha offered a set of …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, It was so good to see those of you who were able to make it to our potluck celebration last Sunday (pictures below) following the Sunday morning practice group. The center was filled with aliveness on …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, The Buddha discovered two things in his practice. He discovered the unshakeable release of the heart and he uncovered the path that leads to this release. Both the means and the end of practice are characterized …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, If you have ever been on a retreat of any length, you know this particular form can help us connect with our inner experiences. What if we expanded the definition of retreat to include every moment of …

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Hello friends, We wanted to share this article published under the auspices of Buddhist Justice Reporter: Stop Woke: The War Against Awakening and Belonging by Ann Gleig. Wishing all the deepest peace.

Dear Common Ground Friends, Shelly, Robin and I have been reflecting on all that is moving in our world, knowing that there are folks in our community facing difficult times. Over the 29 years the center has been in operation, …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, Five months ago this week I began my position at Common Ground as Office Manager. A major task those first few weeks, was to get to know the building. In the cabinets and drawers I found …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, It’s good to be back at Common Ground after taking some time for personal retreat in July and also doing some traveling before and after to teach retreats. I found the Buddha’s teachings on wise effort to …

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Welcome back Dr. Femi Akinnagbe Dear Common Ground Friends, On Saturday August 13th, we have invited our friend and former Common Ground leader and teacher Dr. Femi Akinnagbe from Los Angeles to join Shelly Graf and me in leading our …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, In his quest for total liberation the Buddha discovered that craving was the cause of all suffering. So, in attempting to apply the Buddha’s discovery to our lives, craving is a very important part of our …

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