Category: Teachings & Reflections

Thanks to everyone who helped on last week’s Work Day. We got a lot done thanks to all of you. The tent is down and already at Prairie Farm. We have a new solar light in the parking lot. The …

Heartfelt Gratitude from Jeffrey Swainhart, longtime Building Committee leader Read More »

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Supporting the Teacher and Common Ground Meditation Center All programs at Common Ground are offered freely in the spirit of generosity. If you’d like to support the center and the teacher’s livelihood visit: https://commongroundmeditation.org/about/supporting-the-center/. The Study of Wise Effort These …

Resources for Weekly Practice Group with Mark Nunberg August 2021 Read More »

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America is built on commerce. The original industrialists turned natural resources & human labor into fortunes, empires and power. The result was a widespread prosperity never before seen on planet earth. Today, every homeowner lives in their own private piggy …

Reflections on Generosity by Community Member Tim Johnson Read More »

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Greetings Common Ground friends, One of our community members, Meredith Sommers, recently researched her family history and how it relates to our country’s history of slavery. We hope you find her explorations interesting and inspiring. Another resource on this topic …

A Pandemic Project: Discovering Family by Meredith Sommers Read More »

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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 …

Reflections from Gail on Generosity (Dana) Read More »

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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 …

New Blog Post Series: Shelly & Gabe Recommend Read More »

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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 …

Poem by Community Member Rick Carlson Read More »

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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 …

Community Love Letter to Minneapolis & America Read More »

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