Category: Weekly Email

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 »

Hi Everyone, What does a peaceful heart look like, feel like in a world where there is so much suffering, injustice, and uncertainty? It can seem that ease of heart is unavailable and even inappropriate until we are done fixing …

Weekly Email 4-26-2021 Read More »

Hi Common Ground friends, Today we will feel a lot of things, not unlike most days, but perhaps as we await the jury’s verdict, we will be acutely aware of the vast terrain of the heart, today. The sensitivity of the heart …

Weekly Email 4-20-2021 Read More »

Hi Common Ground friends,  Many of us woke up this morning to learn of the killing of Mr. Daunte Wright, a likely unarmed black man, by local police. Much remains unknown at this time, but it remains painfully clear that …

Weekly Email 4-12-2021 Read More »

Greetings Dharma friends, I hope this email finds you and yours well, safe, and at ease. There’s a lot moving in our communities and hearts these days, and I trust we’re all doing our best to connect with sources of …

Weekly Email 4-5-2021 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, There is much moving these days including important leadership changes at Common Ground. At this month’s meeting of Common Ground’s Board of Directors three members finished their six years of service on the Board including retiring …

Weekly Email 3/29/2021 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, Greetings Friends, Last week our humanity took another hit. Today we reckon with the racialized, gendered, and sexualized violence that led to the murder of 8 people in Atlanta, and to the life changing injuries of …

Weekly Email 3/22/2021 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, The painful truths of our criminal justice system and policing and our deep habits of neglecting, oppressing, harming, and killing each other will probably be more obvious in the weeks and months ahead as the trials …

Weekly Email 3/15/2021 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, Jury selection for the trial of Derek Chauvin who is being charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, is set to begin today. This trial is likely to take weeks if not months and …

Weekly Email 3/8/2021 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, I probably speak for many when I express my deep gratitude for the teachings of the Buddha that have been so carefully held for so many centuries in places such as Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and …

Weekly Email 3/1/2021 Read More »