Plum Blossom Sangha Retreat

Each April, Plum Blossom Sangha hosts an annual meditation retreat. The theme of our 2019 Retreat was Love in Action: The Teachings and Practices of the Bodhisattvas. During the retreat, we enjoyed a unique presentation of the teachings of the bodhisattvas offered by our dharma teacher, Terry Cortés-Vega, dharma teachers-in-training, Antonio Brunner and Brian Kimmel, and members of Plum Blossom Sangha.

Each presentation included an introduction by Terry Cortés-Vega, a song performed by Brian Kimmel (most were from his new album, Better Now, which can be ordered here), an homage to Thich Nhat Hanh by a Plum Blossom Sangha member, a dharma talk by Terry, and an original Touching the Earth practice written and offered by Antonio Brunner. These beautiful offerings provided a rich study of the lives and teachings of the bodhisattvas.

We are happy to provide the text and some audio recordings of these offerings below for your study, practice, and enjoyment.

Love in Action: The Teachings and Practices of the Bodhisattvas

Manjushri, Bodhisattva of Great Understanding

Audio files: Song | Dharma Talk | Touching the Earth

Avalokiteshvara, Bodhisattva of Great Compassion

Audio files: Song

Samantabhadra, Bodhisattva of Great Action

Audio files: Song | Dharma Talk | Touching the Earth

Kshitigarbha, Bodhisattva of Great Aspiration

Audio files: Song | Dharma Talk | Touching the Earth

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