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One Month Retreat For Young Women In India

Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 - 21:53

One Month Retreat For Young Women In India

Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 - 21:53

The women’s ordination team, with Karunamaya and Padmasuri, led a one month’s Dhamma training course for young women in Nagpur. The culminated in Bodhgaya where those on the course led a 5 day retreat for women in Bihar. Watch this documentary and hear the participants talk about their experience. For me it seems an especially significant course. The young women learn about the Dhamma and Dr Ambedkar in the very heartland of modern Indian Buddhism. They then travel North to...

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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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Happy Dharma Day Vajratara! Thanks for posting this x

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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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Residential and Non-Residential training for Young Men Requesting Ordination

Thu, 7 Feb, 2019 - 13:34

Residential and Non-Residential training for Young Men Requesting Ordination

Thu, 7 Feb, 2019 - 13:34

As well as the creative non-residential training for young men outlined in our last past, residential training is also available at retreat centres at  Bhaja and Bor Dharan. In these, young men have the opportunity to live in a residential spiritual community, and to support the retreat centre. These photos are from the Vidarbha and North Indian regions.

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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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WOW! That’s a great new initiative - sadhu to the team that is running that course.

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Sangharakshita in India 1992

Fri, 25 Jan, 2019 - 15:59

Sangharakshita in India 1992

Fri, 25 Jan, 2019 - 15:59

Moving visual testimony of the tremendous love, affection and respect felt for Urgyen Sangharakshita by new Indian Buddhists, especially in Nagpur.

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Course for Young Women in India

Tue, 8 Jan, 2019 - 13:10

Course for Young Women in India

Tue, 8 Jan, 2019 - 13:10

In Nagpur, 17 young women are participating in a course that Karunamaya is running especially for younger women. They come not only from Maharashtra, but also from Agra, Chhattisgarh, and Bihar, and are aged between 19 and 35. Among other course activities, the women have produced and performed four plays, based on Bhante’s ideas about the individual, the group and the spiritual community. They have also visited the Diksha Bhumi where Dr Ambedkar and his followers converted to Buddhism on...

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Fabulous, I’m so glad this project has happened. Sadhu to all involved! xxxx

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Tarahridaya’s work in India

Wed, 5 Dec, 2018 - 17:16

Tarahridaya’s work in India

Wed, 5 Dec, 2018 - 17:16

Dhammacharini Tarahridaya is the co-ordinator of the Women’s Ordination Process Team in India. Her work is always encouraging her to do more and more as she sees women growing, facing their difficulties and benefitting from the support of the sangha (the Triratna Buddhist community).

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Double your gift to India Dhamma Trust

Tue, 27 Nov, 2018 - 12:42

Double your gift to India Dhamma Trust

Tue, 27 Nov, 2018 - 12:42

It’s Giving Tuesday  -  Double your Gift to India Dhamma Trust

#ChristmasChallenge18

After  the consumer festivals of ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber  Monday’, here’s a chance to turn the madness upside down.   

Double a gift to India Dhamma Trust by making a gift here.

https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/donation/to/67071/30646/

Your gift will be match-funded by key supporters, allowing us to maintain and grow Triratna Dhamma in India.

This is an ideal and practical way to honour the legacy of Urgyen Sangharakshita, supporting a project of inestimable importance to him.

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