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Indian Pilgrimage February 2018 - From the Bodhi Tree to Triratna

Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 20:14

Indian Pilgrimage February 2018 - From the Bodhi Tree to Triratna

Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 20:14

To coincide with the International Conventions, the India Dhamma Trust is arranging a special pilgrimage for Order members and Mitras who wish to gain a living experience of the unity of Triratna.

From the heartlands of Ancient Buddhism, order members and mitras will follow itineraries that attend the Order or Mitra conventions at Bodh Gaya, and take in the traditional pilgrimage sites of Shravasti, Kusinara, Lumbini, Vaishali and Sarnath, before combining to travel to Nagpur to explore Triratna...

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Dr Ambedkar and Buddhism - Conference in West London - Sunday May 7th 2017

Thu, 26 Jan, 2017 - 11:33

Dr Ambedkar and Buddhism - Conference in West London - Sunday May 7th 2017

Thu, 26 Jan, 2017 - 11:33

This conference will explore why Dr Ambedkar embraced Buddhism and why he encouraged his followers to do the same. We will look at how Buddhism is practised in India now, and how it has changed the lives of many of its followers. We will ask how Dr Ambedkar’s understanding of Buddhism can influence Buddhist practice all over the world, and we will examine what the future holds for Buddhism in India.

As followers of Dr Ambedkar living in Europe, your attendance, input,...

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Job opportunity at the India Dhamma Trust

Wed, 31 Aug, 2016 - 17:23

Job opportunity at the India Dhamma Trust

Wed, 31 Aug, 2016 - 17:23

Help be part of the revival of Buddhism in the land of its birth!  The India Dhamma Trust is looking for a new fundraiser.  The job involves helping raise awareness of the work of Triratna in India, as well as raising much needed funds.  It includes a diverse range of activities such as publicity work, taking Indian Order Members on tour, giving presentations at Centres and talking to people in the Movement about our work in India.  You will need to be able to...

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Triratna on the BBC World Service

Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 - 12:45

Triratna on the BBC World Service

Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 - 12:45

Listen to this recent BBC radio documentary featuring our very own Maitriveer Nagarjuna! It is about why the Dalits, after generations of oppression, are converting to Buddhism. An interesting listen in that it highlights the problems of caste, which it calls apartheid, as well as the current difficulties the new Buddhists face as they leave the dominant Hindu culture. However, I think it presents conversion to Buddhism as a reaction against Hinduism and underplays the inspiration of following the Buddhist path...

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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...