Covenant Fellowship

There is no 'membership' at Common Ground Corona. A person's relationship with spiritual community is a matter of heart, intention and commitment. It is something that cannot be given or taken away. Through being in spiritual community, many people find deep connections, loving soul friends and higher life purpose.

Once a year in February, an invitation is open for those who want to enter into covenant with Common Ground Corona. This covenant is a personal choice to deepen spiritual practice and make a commitment to the vision, purpose and work of our spiritual community. This opportunity calls to those who are ready. Applications are available year round.

We use the metaphor of Indra's Net to symbolize our commitment to Spiritual Community:

Far away in the heavenly abode of the Great God Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some clever artist in such a manner that it stretches out indefinitely in all directions.

In accordance with the extravagant tastes of the deities the artist has hung a single glittering jewel at the net's every node, and since the net itself is infinite in dimension, the jewels are infinite in number. There hang the jewels glittering like stars of the first magnitude, a wonderful sight to behold.

If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, infinite in number. Not only that, but each of the jewels reflected in this one jewel is also reflecting all the other jewels, so that the process of reflection is infinite.

 

~Avatamsaka Sutra

Common Ground Interfaith Spiritual Center believes in covenant fellowship and not membership. The Covenant Fellowship partners shall consist of any adult accepted by the official board who expresses a desire to help further the purposes for which Common Ground is organized, and who displays a willingness to regularly contribute time and service in this regard; a mature person who acknowledges ecumenism and is willing to work for a religious humility that lets spiritual traditions speak for themselves through this spiritual center, and who is willing to contribute time and money for this purpose, may be admitted to Covenant Fellowship partnership by agreement of the official board.

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