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Dr Ambedkar and his followers embrace Buddhism - a personal perspective

Posted by vajratara on 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

Posted by vajratara on 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

Posted by vajratara on Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 - 11:22

Dhamma Revolution Retreat at Adhisthana 17-19 November

Posted by vajratara on 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,
Vajrashura

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Indian Pilgrimage February 2018 - From the Bodhi Tree to Triratna

Posted by Dhammavijaya on Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 20:14

Indian Pilgrimage February 2018 - From the Bodhi Tree to Triratna

Posted by Dhammavijaya on Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 20:14

To coincide with the International Conventions, the India Dhamma Trust is arranging a special pilgrimage for Order members and Mitras who wish to gain a living experience of the unity of Triratna.

From the heartlands of Ancient Buddhism, order members and mitras will follow itineraries that attend the Order or Mitra conventions at Bodh Gaya, and take in the traditional pilgrimage sites of Shravasti, Kusinara, Lumbini, Vaishali and Sarnath, before combining to travel to Nagpur to explore Triratna...

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An opportunity to join India Dhamma Trust

Posted by vajratara on Sat, 29 Apr, 2017 - 13:32

An opportunity to join India Dhamma Trust

Posted by vajratara on Sat, 29 Apr, 2017 - 13:32

We have a new opportunity to support Dhamma work in India by joining the India Dhamma Trust team as a trustee treasurer. A third of our Order and roughly half of the Movement is in India with a fraction of the resources we have in the UK.  There are an estimated 10 million people who have embraced Buddhism, but who need guidance from a committed Sangha on how to deepen their practice.  Would you like to make a significant...

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i want join tell me the procedur

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Hi Skhandare,  That is great you are interested in our work!  The best way to support the activities of the India Dhamma Trust is to follow what we are doing and to donate.  Are you involved in a Triratna Centre?  If so, you could become an ‘advocate’ - helping publicise our work and raise funds for the continuing of Dhamma work in India.  There is a retreat at Adhisthana in November about Dr Ambedkar.  If you live in the UK you could come to that.  Thank you for your question.

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No, I do not live in uk. And I’m not in the Triratna center. But I want to work in the India Dhamma Trust.
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I’m afraid we are a UK based charity raising funds for India, and we need a UK based trustee.  In India the best way you can support our work is by going to your local Triratna Centre and talking to the Order Members there about how you can help.  

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A Celebration to Unite the World - 50 Years of Triratna celebrated in India

Posted by Dhammavijaya on Fri, 7 Apr, 2017 - 14:21

A Celebration to Unite the World - 50 Years of Triratna celebrated in India

Posted by Dhammavijaya on Fri, 7 Apr, 2017 - 14:21

‘One Order, One Sangha’ is the vision informing the India Dhamma Trust.  As celebrations of Triratna’s 50th anniversary continue, the mind turns to our Indian brothers and sisters. These images give a small window on all that is happening in India. We are celebrating 50 years of evidence that the spirit of Enlightenment  has the power to unite and harmonise diverse cultures. May our celebrations...

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Introducing Dhammavijaya - New Fundraising Coordinator for the India Dhamma Trust

Posted by Dhammavijaya on Tue, 14 Feb, 2017 - 15:36

Introducing Dhammavijaya - New Fundraising Coordinator for the India Dhamma Trust

Posted by Dhammavijaya on Tue, 14 Feb, 2017 - 15:36


 
Dear friends and supporters of the India Dhamma Trust


It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the Trust’s new Fundraising Coordinator.
I am taking over from Carunalaka, who has done sterling work in the promotion of the Trust, ensuring the level of support it currently enjoys. Hers are big shoes to fill!  


I was ordained in 1989 and Since my...

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

Posted by Dhammavijaya on Thu, 26 Jan, 2017 - 11:33

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

Posted by Dhammavijaya on 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.

Posted by Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 22:41

Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

Posted by Carunalaka on 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