Category: Weekly Email

Greetings Friends, We wanted to send a specific email to you that highlights the many practice opportunities this week and next. There is a different antidote for every need. It is our hope that we all find something supportive as we collectively anticipate …

Weekly Email 11/2/20 Read More »

Greetings Friends, There are a number of programs coming up to help us deepen our ability to be a force of good in the world. When met with awareness, the goodness of the heart expressed strengthens the heart’s ongoing capacity …

Weekly Email 10/27/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, There are two upcoming meditation retreat opportunities with a Daylong Retreat on Saturday, October 31st and a Two-Day Retreat on Friday and Saturday, November 6th & 7th to support the more quiet work of seeing the deep roots of suffering, …

Weekly Email 10/22/20 Read More »

Greetings Friends, The Buddha taught the practices of lovingkindness as an antidote to fear for his students who were practicing in the forest. Perhaps you have also been visited by the many flavors of this emotional state we call fear, and …

Weekly Email 10/14/20 Read More »

Hello Common Ground Friends, I have been out at Common Ground’s Retreat Property with a few volunteers this week cleaning out the barn of all the construction debris from our 2+ year renovation of the place. It is messy work …

Weekly Email 10/7/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Community, Greetings Friends, In her new book, You Belong, A Call for Connection, Sebene Selassie reminds us of a simple wisdom. She says, “Never underestimate the power of a deep inhale and a deep exhale.” I take deep breaths often …

Weekly Email 9/29/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Community, We are living in a time when our economy and much of our politics depends on our hearts’ susceptibility to being activated. Our habits and instincts have evolved to respond to stimuli. The practice question is, …

Weekly Email 9/22/20 Read More »

  Join our Email List Greetings Friends, I hope you are well. Our world and country and city are hurting these days, and we are sensitive and hurt as well. How are you finding ways to connect with goodness, with …

Weekly Email 9/14/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends,   It is so easy for us to overlook the peace and unstained openness here and now, because the confusion and meanness that swirls in our world and in our hearts is so compelling. It gets all our attention. …

Weekly Email 9/2/20 Read More »

August 25th, 2020 Greetings Friends, The book, The First Free Women, Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns, is the latest iteration of the collected voices of awakened women at the time of the Buddha. In the introduction, Bhikkhuni Anandabodhi writes, There are …

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