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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…