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Dear Common Ground Friends, Mindfulness is all about cultivating a continuous present-moment awareness. We train in persistence: a willingness to begin over and over again. This training is overseen by the wise and kind heart that appreciates how difficult it …

Weekly Email 7-27-21 Read More »

Hi everyone, I’m passing along a request from a community member: My name is Amy and I foster Baymax, a 3 year old Great Pyrenees, for the Northstar Great Pyrenees Rescue of Minnesota.  Baymax has endured extreme abuse, neglect and …

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Greetings Friends, The Buddha taught that all conditions are impermanent, unsatisfactory, and not-self, and that in aligning with these truths, our hearts can let go of clinging and know deep peace. This process of our hearts reckoning and coming into …

Weekly Email 7-20-21 Read More »

Greetings community members, just passing along this notice from our friends at Clouds in Water Zen Center: Position Opening: Executive Director Clouds in Water Zen Center seeks an executive director at 30 hours per week to lead us into a …

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Hi Everyone, Shelly Graf and I are organizing an afternoon Zoom workshop on Saturday, July 31st, 1-3 p.m. central time for all those people interested in or currently part of a racial affinity group. In the past, Common Ground invited …

Weekly Email 7-13-21 Read More »

Greetings Friends, This week marks the beginning of Phase 2 of our reopening! It’s been a joy to reconnect with some of you in person, and I look forward to continuing to run into many of you over the weeks …

Weekly Email 7-6-2021 Read More »

There is some acreage just to the east of Common Ground’s retreat property that is quite a beautiful mix of fields and mature woods. You can see the plot here. It is not clear whether Common Ground will be making …

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Greetings Friends, The Buddha taught that cultivating wise intention is one of the most important and powerful ways to develop and strengthen wisdom in our hearts and in our lives. Another word we might use to describe intention is resolve, …

Weekly Email 6-28-21 Read More »

Registration is open for our next Zoom Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course with Mark Nunberg and Wynn Fricke, the center’s founders! This is a 6-week course on Tuesday evenings, July 13th-August 17th, 7:30-9:00pm. More info and registration here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScv1qgowTeAwP…/viewform

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Dear Common Ground Friends, Shantideva, a ninth-century Buddhist monk said, “We who are like senseless children shrink from suffering, but love its causes.” One way we can go beyond this neurotic contradiction is by valuing the sensitivity of our hearts. …

Weekly Email 6-21-21 Read More »