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Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

Posted by Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

Posted by Carunalaka on 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 three)

Posted by Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 17:57

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk three)

Posted by Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 17:57

In the third, but not the final. talk of this series, Suvajra looks at Right Livelihood and Art in the Spiritual Life. 

Again, the similarities between Sangharakshita and Dr. Ambedkar’s thinking on these two special contributions to Triratna culture is explored.

This is not the final talk because Suvajra intends to complete the series on October 14th when the Adhisthana community and friends will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism....

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The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk two)

Posted by Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 10:56

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk two)

Posted by Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 10:56

Continuing his series on Sangharakshita’s eight main contributions to Triratna, Suvajra explores Spiritual Friendship and the Individual.

He highlights similar views and aspirations that Babasaheb had for his followers when embracing the Buddha Dhamma, using anecdotes and observations from his many years spent in India.

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

Posted by Carunalaka on Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

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

Posted by Carunalaka on 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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The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part one)

Posted by Carunalaka on Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 12:25

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

Posted by Carunalaka on 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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Fundraising Appeal for the India Dhamma Trust

Posted by vajratara on Wed, 31 Aug, 2016 - 17:26

Fundraising Appeal for the India Dhamma Trust

Posted by vajratara on Wed, 31 Aug, 2016 - 17:26

Hear a little more about why your support of the India Dhamma Trust works magic!  An appeal given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Convention this summer.

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'Ambedkar' movie by Jabbar Patel

Posted by Carunalaka on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 17:37

'Ambedkar' movie by Jabbar Patel

Posted by Carunalaka on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 17:37

Here is a link to ‘Ambedkar’ by Jabbar Patel. It’s the story of his life, struggles, and ultimate conversion to Buddhism - and winner of three India National Awards (Best Actor, Best Art Direction, and Best English language film).

Movie download site Zinemaya describes it thus - “this is one of the finest historical films made in Independent India. This movie takes place between the years 1901 to 1956, a period of great social upheavals and revolutionary movements around...

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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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The Power of the Sangha: a story of transformation

Posted by vajratara on Thu, 25 Feb, 2016 - 12:23

The Power of the Sangha: a story of transformation

Posted by vajratara on Thu, 25 Feb, 2016 - 12:23

An interview with the very impressive Ratnakumar, an Order Member you have directly sponsored to transform his life and enter the Order. Originally from Orissa, Ratnakumar started life with the stigma of being a dalit in village India: not being able to sit with upper caste children in the class room or play with them in the sports grounds. Even the shop keepers would ask him to leave his money on the floor rather than take it from his hand...

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Transforming Self, Transforming Society

Posted by Carunalaka on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 12:29

Transforming Self, Transforming Society

Posted by Carunalaka on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 12:29

Dhammachari Yashosagar talks openly about how Dr BR Ambedkar saw the transformation that needed to take place for millions of Indian people to escape the bonds of the caste.

He taught that the way for the Dalit people to overcome the indignity and suffering endorsed by the Hindu religion was to convert to Buddhsim, take responsibility for their own lives and help others to take responsibility for theirs.

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