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14 October commemorates the day in 1956 when 400 000 people embraced Buddhism in India, leaving behind social injustice and entering into a Buddhist path of practice. The man behind this momentous occasion was the great social reformer Dr Ambedkar. Having tried social and political action to remove inequality in society, he believed that the Buddhist path itself was the key to a powerful and peaceful social revolution.
Amoghasiddhi, one of our most senior Order Members from India, and Vajratara from the women’s ordination team and India Dhamma Trust, will lead an evening celebrating this occasion. Find out more about how Buddhism can create the conditions for social change, something that is as relevant now as it was in 1956.
To be held at Manchester Buddhist Centre. Find out more here.