Today we celebrate Dr Ambedkar publicly converting Buddhism and formally Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels of Buddhism with hundreds of thousands of his followers. Join us this evening (UK) with the LBC, and on Monday evening (UK) with Manchester Buddhist Centre.
Lokamitra, who moved to India in the 1970s, to help spread the Dhamma, is giving a talk right now! If you can’t tune in, catch up later.
From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic that is putting many people and communities in desperate circumstances in India, a number of appeals have been initiated by Triratna Trusts and individuals both in the East and the West.
In Europe, The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma/India Dhamma Trust and the Karuna Trust/Karuna Germany are all active in raising and distributing emergency relief funds to people in need in India. In addition, Subhuti launched...
Some of you may have heard reports about what is happening in India - the suffering of migrant workers and daily wage earners who are struggling to find food in the lockdown.
What is really impressive is how the Sangha has responded to the challenge. The ordination teams are galvanised and inspired. They are leading the Sangha: guiding and encouraging Order Members, mitras and friends to provide a coordinated and wholehearted response to the immediate practical needs of the people around them. People...
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, explores what were the conditions for Dr Ambedkar to make that vow, and how we can learn from his example.
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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.
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.
This is a more personal celebration of Dr Ambedkar’s birthday by a young Buddhist, Dikesh Shambharkar, and her family in Nagpur. Do have a look, you’ll feel you are in an Indian home celebrating with a family. Happy Birthday Dr Ambedkar, who gave so much to the world!
Dr Ambedkar would have been 129 today. You might be wondering how we are celebrating in India? Online of course, so you can join in! Did you know we have a Tiratna India Youtube page? This page has been live-streaming talks, celebrations and songs to 5000 people! Rumour has it that Subhuti will appear there at 3.30 this afternoon…
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...
I confess, when I sat down to record this podcast yesterday I somehow didn’t expect it to have the impact it did. I’d seen all the news stories, shaken my head, wondered at how human beings can meet such complex, painful realities as what’s unfolding in India right now. But here they were - my friends - talking about what I can do about it. What you can do too.
We’re spending a week - in whatever ways we can manage...