Category: Teachings & Reflections

Hi everyone, here are some reflections from Gail Iverson, one of our teachers and CG’s bookkeeper, on the topic of dana, or generosity: The way the Buddha presented the teachings, was through a  gradual path starting with generosity. Without the …

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Hi everyone, This week Shelly and I are recommending two episodes of the podcast Ten Percent Happier. One is with Jenny Odell, author of the excellent book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, and the other is with …

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Good morning everyone, This week Shelly and I would like to recommend some resources on mindfulness and racial justice: This Friday, Feb 5th at 1:30pm central time Pamela Ayo Yetunde will speak at an online UMN event entitled Call and …

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Hi everyone, There’s so much good Dharma out there these days now that everything is online. It can be hard to sift through it all or know where to start! I find the recommendation of a trusted Dharma friend a …

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Love is sitting in stillness              joining the breath Love is thanking our tree relatives              for their gifts of oxygen and shade Love is sharing food              with those who are hungry Love is vigiling for peace              with …

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Friends, Some of us have been working on a love letter to Minneapolis and America in these difficult times. In the words of Ayo Yetunde, “In the spirit of loving-kindness meditation, we ask the dharma practitioners we know to send the letter in that spirit — keep it …

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I am Common Ground. This simple phrase came to me as I reflected on the question “what is Common Ground doing about… social and racial injustice, about climate change, about…?”. Community members posed this question to the leadership in 2015 when 9 …

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Grace and The Great Turning   When you act on behalf Of something greater than yourself, you begin to feel it acting through you with a power greater than your own.   This is grace.   Today, as we take …

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Metta, or lovingkindness, is the current weekly practice group theme. You can find many resources on the subject here, if you’d like to do additional study:   Practices of Lovingkindness

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Here is the link to the article: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lIStVBxtzqOeNDnIJHbnwH3Jx82hL1e7ndJt0fwdypg/edit    

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