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Dear Common Ground Friends, It has been a beautiful sunny day here in the twin cities. Even with chilly temperatures, the sun is strong and melting evidence of the winter storm earlier this week. One thing I noticed about the winter …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, I find it useful to define spiritual ignorance or delusion as the tendency to think that I already know. When I think that I already know, my heart no longer opens and receives the moment in …

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Tuesday, April 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m. In person and on Zoom. Drop-in; no registration required. Followed by dhamma discussion (Q & A) In person at the city center and on Zoom (Zoom link will be posted on our calendar closer to …

Guest Teacher Talk with Bhikkhu Sambodhi: How Has the Idea of Gradual Training Gone Out the Window? Read More »

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Parents and caregivers of children and teens are invited to come as you are as we explore how our mindfulness practice, understanding of the Buddhist teachings, and cultivation of wisdom and compassion are challenged and deepened as parents/caregivers. This group …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, One of the beautiful things about faith as a functional force in our lives as spiritual beings is that it moves us ever closer to what matters most. Faith leads us to a wise participation with life, …

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Dear Common Ground Friends, I am probably not alone in finding that it is challenging keeping the practice in mind in an ongoing way, to keep recollecting, “This is being known, it is like this now, can this be okay?” …

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Greetings Friends, If you have ever been on a retreat of any length, you know this particular form can be a powerful way of deepening intimacy with the way it is. What if we expanded the definition of retreat to include every …

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Greetings Friends, Dear Common Ground Friends, The Buddha taught that our direct insights into the conditional and interdependent nature of all internal and external experience is foundational to the path of awakening. These insights are onward leading to greater freedom, …

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Greetings Friends, It takes devotion and persistence to wisely raise and train a puppy, let alone a child. As we can imagine, it doesn’t turn out so well if this is ignored. What happens if we relate to our own …

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Greetings Friends, With all of the insistent demands on our time, it is easy for the to do list to get the best of us. We create a reality out of our thoughts, what we should do, what we haven’t …

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