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Fundraising Workshop in India

Sat, 8 Feb, 2020 - 08:22

Fundraising Workshop in India

Sat, 8 Feb, 2020 - 08:22

We have just finished a very successful fundraising workshop for the Indian Ordination Teams and fundraisers. They do extremely well fundraising for Dhamma work in India, despite difficult circumstances. The IDT match fundraise the money they raise. This is an amazing achievement, something we doubted could happen in India, and thankfully we were wrong! Over the two days we had in Bhaja, we shared ideas and inspirations, good initiatives and things we have learnt from what went wrong. Most...

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New Urban Dhamma Training Centre for Mitras who have asked for Ordination

Sat, 1 Feb, 2020 - 10:53

New Urban Dhamma Training Centre for Mitras who have asked for Ordination

Sat, 1 Feb, 2020 - 10:53

Vajratara is in Nagpur, India to meet with the Indian ordination teams. Our major news is that we are supporting a new venture: Ratnaloka, an Urban Dhamma Training Centre. We have got some land ready to build a Centre solely for training people for ordination. We would like to build a beautiful place, a real realm of Ratnasambhava, to hold workshops and retreats. Many people in India, particularly women and young people, find it difficult to find the time and money...

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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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Celebrating the Conversion of Ambedkar to Buddhism, and the start of the Dhamma Revolution in India

Mon, 23 Sep, 2019 - 21:18

Celebrating the Conversion of Ambedkar to Buddhism, and the start of the Dhamma Revolution in India

Mon, 23 Sep, 2019 - 21:18

14 October commemorates the day in 1956 when 400 000 people embraced Buddhism in India, leaving behind social injustice and entering into a Buddhist path of practice.  The man behind this momentous occasion was the great social reformer Dr Ambedkar.  Having tried social and political action to remove inequality in society, he believed that the Buddhist path itself was the key to a powerful and peaceful social revolution.  

Amoghasiddhi, one of our most senior Order Members from India, and Vajratara from...

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Abhayadana Giving the Gift of Fearlessness

Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 16:52

The India Dhamma Trust helps support Dharmacharinis, including Abhayadana, who devote themselves to helping the Dhamma transform the lives of people in India.  She is over in the UK at the moment: she attended the International Council meeting and is now on retreat at Tiratanaloka.  Hear about her work with women in India.

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Bulletins from the Dhamma Revolution Indian Dhammacharis make short tour of UK Centres

Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 15:34

Bulletins from the Dhamma Revolution Indian Dhammacharis make short tour of UK Centres

Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 15:34

At the time of writing, several Indian Order Members are participating at the International Council at Adhisthana. Next week they will be travelling to Centres in the UK to offer insight into the difference the Dharma and Triratna have made to their lives. From the conditioning of so called ‘untouchability’, embracing the new identity and consciousness offered through the Buddha’s teaching, is an inspiring example of how their, and all, lives can be transformed.  We invite you to come...

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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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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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