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The Sangha Response in India

Sat, 23 May, 2020 - 15:00

The Sangha Response in India

Sat, 23 May, 2020 - 15:00

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...

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Dr Ambedkar: Making the Bodhisattva Vow in adverse conditions

Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 11:43

Dr Ambedkar: Making the Bodhisattva Vow in adverse conditions

Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 11:43

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.

Flowers like the blue lotus, the red lotus, the white lotus, the

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Celebrating Dr Ambedkar's birthday in an Indian home during lockdown

Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 13:16

Celebrating Dr Ambedkar's birthday in an Indian home during lockdown

Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 13:16

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!

You can see more videos from the National Network of Buddhist Youth on YouTube....

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Something to Celebrate!

Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 12:50

Something to Celebrate!

Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 12:50

Happy Dr Ambedkar Jayanti!

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…

To subscribe to the Triratna India Channel click here....

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Dr Ambedkar: Healing the World Through His Vision of Sacred Humanity

Wed, 6 Nov, 2019 - 20:49

Dr Ambedkar: Healing the World Through His Vision of Sacred Humanity

Wed, 6 Nov, 2019 - 20:49

Amoghasiddhi from India, Vajratara from the India Dhamma Trust and Padmavajra gave three talks celebrating two remarkable men: Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita.  Watch the talks here!

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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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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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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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Remembering Bhante in India

Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:49

Remembering Bhante in India

Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:49

A very moving film of Bhante in India. Despite the constant attention and long train rides, he looks so delighted to see the Indian Buddhists. Let us continue his work in India in his memory with the India Dhamma Trust.

I hope the time will come when all Buddhists will consider themselves to be just Buddhists. We don’t want to be Hinayana or Mahayana 
Buddhists. We don’t want to be Indian or English Buddhists. We don’t want to be

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Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

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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