Buddhist Centre Features

Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

Posted by Centre Team on Wed, 19 October, 2016 - 21:11
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Our second short film from India marking the celebrations around the 60th anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s organisation of mass conversion to Buddhism for members of the Dalit community in order to escape the scourge of the Hindu caste system, which treats them as “untouchable.” 

As part of their ongoing work with the new Buddhists of India, the Nagaloka Institute (with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists) hosted a special conference dedicated to exploring social engagement and liberation in relation to the Dharma. We get a flavour of the talks, the arts, the sights, and (especially!) the sounds as a spirit of radical community and of liberation is brought to life under the great statue of the walking Buddha…

Watch our first video: Journey to the Diksha Bhumi

Listen to a podcast on the work of Nagaloka Institute

Visit a special feature site dedicated to the life and work of Dr. Ambedkar

See more from the celebrations in India to mark 60 years of liberation

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