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Dr Ambedkar and His Importance For the Future of Buddhism

Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:24

Dhammacharini Vajratara argues that Dr Ambedkar is not just relevant for India or for the oppressed, but essential for modern Buddhism all over the world, challenging us to move beyond a comfortable Buddhism that fits neatly into modern consumer society.

The talk was given at a retreat at Rivendell for young people comparing the teachings of Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita. Those on the retreat were asked to read Buddha and the Future of His Religion and Blueprint for a New world in preparation.

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Inspired by Ambedkar - Sangharakshita's perpective

Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:20

Vajratara presents the work of Dr Ambedkar from a new angle - looking at how he inspired Sangharakshitas life and work.

There is an alchemy that happens when the inspiration of the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita come together.

Dr Ambedkar showed how change can be achieved by spiritual means. He demonstrated how the Dhamma can be force for the transformation of society, inspiring Sangharakshita’s own Dharma Revolution in the West.

More than his work, Dr Ambedkar’s energy and strong feeling, and the emotions of his followers,...

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Dr Ambedkar for India and the World

Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:03

Dhammacharini Vajratara talks about the significance of Dr. Ambedkar, not only for India, but for Buddhists all around the world, and for society as a whole.

Given on the World on Fire retreat at Adhisthana in June 2015. 
 

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Inspired by Ambedkar: a western perspective

Fri, 18 Dec, 2015 - 17:10

The third of three talks looking at the inspiration and influence of Dr Ambedkar in the life of members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  Kusaladevi was ordained this year and works for the Karuna Trust, helping fund social projects that work with the most disadvantaged in India. Karuna used to fund the ordination teams in India, but a few years ago felt a new charity was needed specifically for Dhamma and ordination training, furthering the peaceful Dhamma revolution and transforming the lives of...

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Inspired by Ambedkar: an Indian woman's perspective

Fri, 18 Dec, 2015 - 16:56

The second of three talks looking at the inspiration and influence of Dr Ambedkar in the life of members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  Jnanasuri was the first Indian woman Ordained in India.  She gives snapshots from her life as a Dhammacharini, saying how Dr Ambedkar inspires her life and work.  A very moving talk, she got a standing ovation at the end!  She is supported in her Dhamma work by the India Dhamma Trust, so do listen to her talk, it...

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Inspired by Ambedkar: Sangharakshita's Perspective

Fri, 18 Dec, 2015 - 16:50

The first of three talks looking at the inspiration and influence of Dr Ambedkar in the life of members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  Vajratara introduces the inspiration Dr Ambedkar had on the life and work of Sangharakshita, and also says a little about why she chose to work for the India Dhamma Trust.

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India Dhamma Trust on tour with the Indian Public Preceptors

Sun, 29 Nov, 2015 - 15:40

The Indian Public Preceptors continue their tour with the IDT.  In this clip they visit the house of Dr Ambedkar where he lived from 1921 - 1922.  Dr Ambedkar has a great significance for not only Indians, freeing many people from the horrors of caste discrimination, but also for Buddhists all over the world.  The India Dhamma Trust supports the Indian Order Members to spread his positive message in India and beyond.  We believe this will impact both Indian...

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India Dhamma Trust on tour with the Indian Public Preceptors

Mon, 23 Nov, 2015 - 12:39

Carunalaka from the India Dhamma Trust is on tour with Jnanasuri, Amoghasiddhi and Yashosagar.  First stop Sheffield, where Jnanasuri compared tattoos with Steph from the women’s community!  The India Dhamma Trust raises money to support the Indian Ordination teams for their vital work all over India - bringing the dignity, strength and love of the Dhamma to transform people’s lives in communities blighted by discrimination and poverty.

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The Dhamma Revolution in India: a personal perspective

Sun, 19 Oct, 2014 - 19:45
On 14 October at Adhisthana, we celebrated the anniversary of the mass conversions in India with Dhammachari Maitriveer-Nagarjuna. Here is a short extract from his question and answers with the women European Mitra Convenors…
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What Buddhists in the West could learn from the Indian Order

Sun, 19 Oct, 2014 - 19:42
On 14 October, at Adhisthana, we celebrated the anniversary of the mass conversions in India with Dhammachari Maitriveer-Nagarjuna. Here is a short extract from his question and answers with the women European Mitra Convenors…
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