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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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The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk three)

Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 17:57

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk three)

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)

Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 10:56

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk two)

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)

Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

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

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)

Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 12:25

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

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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