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Dr Ambedkar: making the Bodhisattva vow in Adverse Conditions

Fri, 24 Apr, 2020 - 15:26

Dr Ambedkar: making the Bodhisattva vow in Adverse Conditions

Fri, 24 Apr, 2020 - 15:26

Dr Ambedkar’s life was far from easy. He had to struggle with discrimination, poverty and disappointment. Yet, in the heart of his struggle arose the profound desire to help alleviate the sufferings of all beings. He spent the rest of his life honouring that vow. 
Vajratara, Chair of India Dhamma Trust, will be exploring what were the conditions for Dr Ambedkar to make that vow, and how we can learn from his example.

The talk will be live streamed on the...

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Celebrate Dr Ambedkar's birthday with a live talk from Subhuti!

Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 14:05

Celebrate Dr Ambedkar's birthday with a live talk from Subhuti!

Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 14:05

Subhuti will be giving a live talk today at 3.30pm to celebrate the 129th birthday of Dr Ambedkar.  You can find it here! 

The Order in India is doing the best they can in an extremely demanding situation: helping people in the lockdown with practical support, emotional support and giving support and encouragement.  Like many of us, they are moving most of their teaching activities online.  Today, however, they are celebrating the great example and inspiration of Dr Ambekar. ...

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Big News from the India Dhamma Trust

Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 20:22

Big News from the India Dhamma Trust

Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 20:22

I am writing to you in a very critical and uncertain time, and I know that a number of you are concerned about our Sangha in India. India too is on lockdown, and people’s conditions are very different from ours: food is hard to come by and expensive, many people don’t have homes or sanitation. There is mass migration with migrant workers returning to their home villages. If people do have homes, they often live with many family members sharing a...

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Fundraising Workshop in India

Sat, 8 Feb, 2020 - 08:22

Fundraising Workshop in India

Sat, 8 Feb, 2020 - 08:22

We have just finished a very successful fundraising workshop for the Indian Ordination Teams and fundraisers. They do extremely well fundraising for Dhamma work in India, despite difficult circumstances. The IDT match fundraise the money they raise. This is an amazing achievement, something we doubted could happen in India, and thankfully we were wrong! Over the two days we had in Bhaja, we shared ideas and inspirations, good initiatives and things we have learnt from what went wrong. Most...

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New Urban Dhamma Training Centre for Mitras who have asked for Ordination

Sat, 1 Feb, 2020 - 10:53

New Urban Dhamma Training Centre for Mitras who have asked for Ordination

Sat, 1 Feb, 2020 - 10:53

Vajratara is in Nagpur, India to meet with the Indian ordination teams. Our major news is that we are supporting a new venture: Ratnaloka, an Urban Dhamma Training Centre. We have got some land ready to build a Centre solely for training people for ordination. We would like to build a beautiful place, a real realm of Ratnasambhava, to hold workshops and retreats. Many people in India, particularly women and young people, find it difficult to find the time and money...

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Celebrating the Conversion of Ambedkar to Buddhism, and the start of the Dhamma Revolution in India

Mon, 23 Sep, 2019 - 21:18

Celebrating the Conversion of Ambedkar to Buddhism, and the start of the Dhamma Revolution in India

Mon, 23 Sep, 2019 - 21:18

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...

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Bulletins from the Dhamma Revolution Indian Dhammacharis make short tour of UK Centres

Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 15:34

Bulletins from the Dhamma Revolution Indian Dhammacharis make short tour of UK Centres

Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 15:34

At the time of writing, several Indian Order Members are participating at the International Council at Adhisthana. Next week they will be travelling to Centres in the UK to offer insight into the difference the Dharma and Triratna have made to their lives. From the conditioning of so called ‘untouchability’, embracing the new identity and consciousness offered through the Buddha’s teaching, is an inspiring example of how their, and all, lives can be transformed.  We invite you to come...

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Happy Dhamma Day!

Tue, 16 Jul, 2019 - 15:40

Happy Dhamma Day!

Tue, 16 Jul, 2019 - 15:40

Happy Dhamma Day everyone! A day to celebrate the gift of the Dhamma we have been given, and to enable others to benefit from the same gift.


‘Go now and wander for the welfare and happiness of happiness of many, out of compassion for the world, for the benefit, welfare and happiness of gods and humans. Teach the Dhamma that is beautiful in the beginning, beautiful in the middle and beautiful in the end, with the meaning and the letter.

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Moving from MyDonate to Virgin Money Giving

Mon, 27 May, 2019 - 16:35

Moving from MyDonate to Virgin Money Giving

Mon, 27 May, 2019 - 16:35

India Dhamma Trust are in the midst of a transition with important effects upon the work we support in India

About a third of our regular donors give via the MyDonate website. Unfortunately, this is closing at the end of June, so we have had to find a replacement service.

Because of this we will now be using Virgin Money Giving as our platform for online gifts. It offers the same ease of use we had with MyDonate, along with the same facility to...

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Non-Residential Going for Refuge Training Course for Young Men.

Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 18:05

Non-Residential Going for Refuge Training Course for Young Men.

Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 18:05


In a creative initiative from our ordination teams in India, young men are now able to join an 18 month non-residential training course. 72 young men study 6 major themes in the city environment, and go on retreat for a more meditative experience. The men are befriended and undertake written projects and speakers’ classes, receiving feedback throughout the course.  The aim is to provide a thorough Dhamma training for young men unable to go on extended retreats. They...

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