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Mitra Convention Nagpur

Sun, 24 Jan, 2016 - 19:12

Mitra Convention Nagpur

Sun, 24 Jan, 2016 - 19:12

The Indian Dhammamitra convention 2016 has just finished at Dikshabhoomi (where the first mass conversions took place with Dr Amedkar), Nagpur. Around 700 Dhammamitras from all over India participated in a two day event where they explored the theme Dr. Ambedkar & Buddhism. What a gathering! Your support of the India Dhamma Trust made this possible.

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Bodhgaya International Retreat 2016

Thu, 12 Nov, 2015 - 12:36

Bodhgaya International Retreat 2016

Thu, 12 Nov, 2015 - 12:36

At the Feet of the Buddha
31st January - 7th February 2016

International Order Retreat at Bodhgaya.

This unique retreat follows the very successful one held earlier this year when 200 Order members from India and the West met to practice together at the feet of the Buddha.

Skilfully led by Subhuti, the retreat structure involves spending the day practising together at the Three Jewels Centre and each evening we go to the Mahabodhi temple to sit at the Buddha’s feet in meditation and puja. 
With focus on our collective activities and...

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A story from India of what friendship can do

Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 12:14

A story from India of what friendship can do

Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 12:14

I’m thinking about the upcoming Order Retreat in Bodhgaya, and it reminded me to post some of my thoughts from my visit to India last year.

It soon became evident that the Order retreat was powered by a band of brothers, some very good friends who had taken on organising the retreat.  Watching their ease of working with each other, their laughter and joking, it reminded me of the team at Tiratanaloka and I was interested to hear their story.  

They met in...

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Happy 124th Birthday Dr Ambedkar!

Tue, 14 Apr, 2015 - 15:27

Happy 124th Birthday Dr Ambedkar!

Tue, 14 Apr, 2015 - 15:27

Today is the 124th birthday of Dr Ambedkar who did so much for India, including drafting the constitution based on Buddhist principles.  However, it isn’t just India.  He presented a vision for the future: a society based on Buddhist principles and a radical Sangha to put those principles into action.  The IDT is committed to encouraging and supporting the Dhamma Revolution he began, in India and beyond.  ”To spread Buddhism is to serve mankind.”...

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Support not one, but two forces for goodness in the world!

Thu, 11 Dec, 2014 - 22:35

Support not one, but two forces for goodness in the world!

Thu, 11 Dec, 2014 - 22:35Great news! Shraddhavajri and Vidyadharini from India are coming to Adhisthana in February to attend the women’s five month study course. This is especially significant, not just because they are coming from India, but because they are coming specifically to deepen their understanding of the Dharma and their experience of the international Sangha in order to devote their lives more effectively spread the Dhamma. They have chosen not to get married, which is a very radical step for a woman...
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International Order Retreat at Bodhgaya 1-8 February 2015

Tue, 21 Oct, 2014 - 09:45

International Order Retreat at Bodhgaya 1-8 February 2015

Tue, 21 Oct, 2014 - 09:45The India Dhamma Trust invite all Dhammacharis and Dhammacharinis worldwide are invited to attend an International Order Retreat to be held at the Three Jewels Centre at Bodhgaya. Subhuti will lead the retreat with a team from India and the West.

We will be holding the reteat at Bodhgaya so that we can spend each evening at the Buddha’s feet, meditating and doing puja together. We will centre our time as much as possible at the Three Jewels...
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World on Fire - Buddhism and the Modern World

Sun, 21 Sep, 2014 - 16:25

World on Fire - Buddhism and the Modern World

Sun, 21 Sep, 2014 - 16:25Friday 26 - Tuesday 30 June 2015

Vaddhaka and Vajratara will be running this retreat next year at Adhisthana. It is a really good opportunity to get to grips with the teaching of Dr Ambedkar and his relevance to the modern world and why supporting the Indian Ordination process is of relevance not just to Indian Buddhism, but to world Buddhism and modern global society! The Indian Order have something unique to offer the world.

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The Women's Ordination Team in India

Sun, 31 Aug, 2014 - 14:18

The Women's Ordination Team in India

Sun, 31 Aug, 2014 - 14:18Here’s a picture of the Women’s Ordination Team in India and their support taken at a recent Ordination Team meeting in Bhaja. They do an amazing job helping support women who are training for Ordination, sometimes in very demanding circumstances. Here is a bit about them: There are at present only 3 full-time workers in the team: Tarahridaya and Vijaya, as well as Karunamaya who is not in the picture. There is also Jnanasuri who does a great deal at...
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Spread Buddhism. Serve Mankind.

Mon, 7 Apr, 2014 - 19:04

Spread Buddhism. Serve Mankind.

Mon, 7 Apr, 2014 - 19:04‘Time has come, what is wanted is will. If the countries which are Buddhist can develop the will to spread Buddhism the task of spreading Buddhism will not be difficult. They must realize that the duty of a Buddhist is not merely to be a good Buddhist, his duty is to spread Buddhism. They must believe that to spread Buddhism is to serve mankind.’
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