Category: Weekly Email

Dear Common Ground Friends, A heart grounded in gratitude and truth provides a foundation of integrity and guides our actions and speech. I will be taking pause today as will many of you to reflect on the blessings around and within us …

Weekly Email 11/26/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, As the virus surges and our politics seem endlessly stuck in divisiveness, it seems a good time for me, (and you too), to reflect with gratitude for this ancient path and practice that is alive in my …

Weekly Email 11/18/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, The snow is falling outside and it seems wise to stop for a minute and appreciate the beauty of it. The snowflakes that fall in clumps are absorbed into the earth it seems, water, earth and …

Weekly Email 11/9/20 Read More »

Dear Common Ground Friends, This week might feel especially intense given all that is in motion and all that is unresolved. Living a wise and compassionate life demands that we find ways to self soothe and calm the body and …

Weekly Email 11/6/20 Read More »

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 »