Viento del Sur: Zen in Argentina

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Sweet moment in an interview with Ricardo Toledo and Sonia Ortiz.

Why did bodhidharma come from the west?

When Ricardo Toledo and Sonia Ortiz find themselves without a teacher for their small Zen Buddhist group in Buenos Aires, they set out to find a new one. Their group – known as Viento del Sur, or Southern Wind – steadily gains strength, until they find themselves hosting a convergence of Zen teachers from around the world for the first time in Argentina.

Viento del Sur is a sweet story about faith and determination that follows the transmission of Buddhist teachings at the bottom of the world, the growth of a community, and the power of love.

Here’s an excerpt from the documentary, in which teacher Daniel Terragno reads “Wild Geese,” a favorite poem by Mary Oliver:

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