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New Mitra Study Module on Dr Ambedkar!

Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 11:47

New Mitra Study Module on Dr Ambedkar!

Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 11:47

We have a new Mitra study module on Dr Ambedkar! Check it out in Year 3, Module 8

About half the total Triratna Buddhist Community (friends and mitras) and a third of the Triratna Buddhist Order is in India. There is much that is shared throughout the whole Movement, including our basic teachings and practices, but one noticeable difference is the emphasis on Dr Ambedkar. At every class and on every retreat in India you will find on the...

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Remembering Bhante in India

Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:49

Remembering Bhante in India

Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:49

A very moving film of Bhante in India. Despite the constant attention and long train rides, he looks so delighted to see the Indian Buddhists. Let us continue his work in India in his memory with the India Dhamma Trust.

I hope the time will come when all Buddhists will consider themselves to be just Buddhists. We don’t want to be Hinayana or Mahayana 
Buddhists. We don’t want to be Indian or English Buddhists. We don’t want to be

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Dr Ambedkar and his followers embrace Buddhism - a personal perspective

Fri, 8 Dec, 2017 - 22:27

Jnanasuri talks about being in Nagpur in 1956 when Dr Ambedkar embraced Buddhism along with 400,000 of his followers. At the age of 13 she and her family took part in that momentous event that changed her life, and the lives of all who took part, forever. In Marathi with English translation by Bharati, extracted from a longer interview which took place at the Dr Ambedkar retreat at Adhisthana.

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Thank you. Vajratara.for sharing a live experience of Jnansuri about the Historical Ordination of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

 

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धन्यवाद ज्ञानसुरी आणि भारती 

जयभीम

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Introduction to Ambedkar

Fri, 8 Dec, 2017 - 22:25

We recently ran a retreat at Adhisthana with a team of Indian Order Members introducing Ambedkar. Vajratara interviewed our fine panel of Indian Sangha - the highlight of which is Jnanasuri recounting her experiences of Ambedkar embracing Buddhism with 400,000 followers in 1956. She was there aged 13! Later in the retreat we recited the Refuges and Precepts after Jnanasuri, who had recited them after Dr Ambedkar himself. It was a very moving moment.

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Dhamma Revolution Retreat at Adhisthana 17-19 November

Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 - 11:22

Dhamma Revolution Retreat at Adhisthana 17-19 November

Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 - 11:22

‘After my contact with Dr Ambedkar and his followers I became much more aware of the social dimension of Buddhism and, in fact, the social dimension of life itself’

Dr Ambedkar is, in Sangharakshita’s terminology, one of the greatest Buddhists of the 20th century and a profound influence on Sangharakshita’s life and thought. Deeply committed to the uplift of the most marginalised communities in India, Dr Ambedkar saw the Dhamma as a means of individual and social transformation. This...

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Great, thanks Vajratara!

For anyone wanting to go, the link for booking is now live on the Adhisthana page:

http://adhisthana.org/retreat/?ev=206

Metta,
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Dr Ambedkar and Buddhism - Conference in West London - Sunday May 7th 2017

Thu, 26 Jan, 2017 - 11:33

Dr Ambedkar and Buddhism - Conference in West London - Sunday May 7th 2017

Thu, 26 Jan, 2017 - 11:33

This conference will explore why Dr Ambedkar embraced Buddhism and why he encouraged his followers to do the same. We will look at how Buddhism is practised in India now, and how it has changed the lives of many of its followers. We will ask how Dr Ambedkar’s understanding of Buddhism can influence Buddhist practice all over the world, and we will examine what the future holds for Buddhism in India.

As followers of Dr Ambedkar living in Europe, your attendance, input,...

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Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 22:41

Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 22:41

In ‘Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar’, Subhuti offers four main reasons why we might remember and honour the great Dr Ambedkar.

This video also includes fact sheets about Dr Ambedkar’s life, the work of Triratna in India and attempts to capture the essence and transformative power of the Dhamma revolution.  

Dr Ambedkar’s vision for the potential of Buddhism as creating a Pure-land is not just for India; it’s an important message for the whole world. 

Produced by India Dhamma Trust....

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Well done Indian Dhamma Trust . Carunalaka would I be able to be sent a file for this video that I could use on Bodhisattva Path GFR retreat ( where I won’t have Internet access ) ?  

maitripala [at] gmail.com 

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A beautiful production. A clear impassioned talk by Subhuti. Thank you all…!

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Thank you Carunalaka for this pithy and moving explanation of the importance of Ambedkar to our movement and the world.  It hits the spot!  Arthavadin

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Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Maitriveer Nagarjuna interviews Bhante about his meetings with Dr. Ambedkar. In this rare and precious footage, Sangharakshita also talks about how he felt compelled to go to Nagpur on the night that Babaseb died, just seven weeks after he’d converted to Buddhism. That night, on the back of a cycle rickshaw, Bhante gave the first of hundreds of talks encouraging Dr. Ambedkar’s loyal followers to keep his legacy alive.

This is a twenty five minute extract from a longer interview that was conducted in...

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The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part one)

Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 12:25

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part one)

Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 12:25

Sangharakshita’s Eight Special Contributions to Triratna.

Talk one (part one) by Suvajra

To celebrate the anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism, Dhammachari Suvajra gives a series of talks drawing out the special contributions that Bhante has made to Triratna.

In this series of talks, he highlights the similarities between Bhante’s approach and Dr Ambedkar’s.

Talk one, part one focuses on Going for Refuge which Suvajra says, underpins all the other approaches.

For those who wish to draw closer to their international sangha, this is an invaluable set of talks. It includes many...

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The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part two)

Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part two)

Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

In part two of Suvajra’s first talk in a series about Sangharakshita’s eight special contributions to Triratna, he talks about the Twenty-four Nidana Chain and Higher Evolution.

These, he says, are unique to Bhante’s approach.

Suvajra also draws on the Buddha’s teaching and makes the link with Babasaheb’s approach to transcendence from suffering through faith and so on.

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