child reading a book

Open a book

Welcome to a new section in Common Ground by Bruce Mason • You’re in good company. What you are doing right now – reading – … Read more

Updates, outcomes & developments

by Bruce Mason • One of the most common criticisms of corporate mainstream media is that “journalists” focus on and obsess about sensational stories, then … Read more


Transformative festivals

Prayerformances and sharemonies MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason • “You are Home,” say the Bundschuh family and they mean it. They host Shambhala – Canada’s … Read more

Dr John

Music fest phenom

from the far-out to the far away MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason   • Festival season’s in full bloom, booming across borders, despite a faltering, … Read more


Victor Wooten

spiritual growth through music by Bruce Mason   • I had myriad opportunities to chat with legendary music icon and spiritual teacher Victor Wooten during … Read more


Judy Collins: both sides now

by Bruce Mason   • The voice on the line is soothing, eerily familiar and deservedly famous – the unmistakable crystal soprano Bill Moyers once … Read more