Category: Weekly Email

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

COVID-19 protocol for Phase 2 of our reopening, to begin Monday, July 5th: Two core values guiding Common Ground’s administrative decision making throughout the pandemic have been non-harming as well as maintaining our commitment to accessibility and inclusion. Balancing these …

Weekly Email 6-16-21 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, Today, I worked most of the day at Common Ground starting with a meeting this morning with Mark Nunberg, socially distanced in the community room. It felt good to be back in our practice space…and a little …

Weekly Email 6-7-21 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, Welcome to June Everyone, Isn’t it remarkable that our swirling world of causes and conditions continues to unfold, unceasingly! How many times this past year did June 2021 seem so very far away? It is now …

Weekly Email 6-1-21 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, One of the benefits of working at Common Ground is that I get to witness generosity in so many ways, as it flows in and out of the center, in the form of our teachers’ teachings, …

Weekly Email 5-17-21 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, I trust that some of you were able to attend the online graduation ceremony on Friday for Common Ground’s Associate Director and beloved teacher Shelly Graf. Shelly was part of a cohort of 20 inspiring teachers …

Weekly Email 5-10-21 Read More »