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Dr. Ambedkar and His Guided Movement for Liberation

Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 20:28

Dr. Ambedkar and His Guided Movement for Liberation

Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 20:28

A wonderful article by Maitriveer-Nagarjuna to mark an important day remembering Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and the millions he helped lead out of caste oppression. The struggle continues! 

On the 14th of April every year, the followers of Babasaheb all over the world will celebrate the Jayanti with joy and festivity. It is well-known fact that Babasaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was against hero worship and blind faith in any individual. 

Nonetheless, history tells every great liberator becomes iconic after the demise to

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Ordinations at Bordharan, India

From College of Public Preceptors on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

Ordinations at Bordharan, India

From College of Public Preceptors on Sun, 23 Jan, 2022 - 17:48

We are delighted to announce that the ordinations of the following 19 women took place at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bordharan, India. The Private Ordinations took place on the 18th January, and the Public Ordinations on the 19th January. 

Amidst difficult conditions, with the support of Srimala, we, the four new Indian Public Preceptors, conducted our first Public Ordinations – the first ordinations of women in India to take place since December 2017.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

With...

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Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

As you may have seen in the news, the past few weeks have seen major changes affecting the NGO sector in India. More than 150 large Indian charities, including at least one of our Triratna Trusts, have had their permission to receive foreign funding revoked by the Indian Government.

Most significantly, TBMSG Pune has had its foreign contributions permission removed. This is one of the main trusts supporting Triratna social projects in India. It employs 67 staff, mostly Mitras and...

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Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

From Triratna News on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

From Triratna News on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

We are delighted to announce the launch of Karuna USA

Live launch: November 6th: 1-3pm EDT | 10am-12pm PDT | 11am-1pm México | 5-7pm IE & UK | 6-8pm Europe

Karuna USA has been established by Triratna sangha members based in the United States as a sister entity to Karuna UK and Karuna Germany. We are grateful to Karuna UK’s Trustees and Team for their invaluable support. 

Sharing similar missions and...

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Dr. Ambedkar, Buddhism, and the Post-Pandemic World: Live Online, 15-16 October

From Triratna News on Tue, 12 Oct, 2021 - 20:10

An invitation to celebrate the 65th Dhammachakra Pravartan Din Online
The pandemic has not only exposed social fault-lines and weaknesses in a way that can no longer be ignored but also exacerbated many of them, not only in India but throughout the world. Concurrently, and perhaps enabled by it, the international geopolitical situation seems to have made a considerable shift. India and the world are faced with old questions they can no longer ignore, and new questions they have to face...

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The Impact of Our First Transgender Retreat

From People to People, Nagpur, India. on Wed, 8 Sep, 2021 - 09:50

The Impact of Our First Transgender Retreat

From People to People, Nagpur, India. on Wed, 8 Sep, 2021 - 09:50

We were very pleased to organise a Meditation Introduction Retreat for Transgender People at Bordharan. Participants said the retreat had a very positive impact, and they want to join in with another retreat in future.

Shanaya, who is the leader of this group asked us to organise such a retreat again.

We are very much thankful to the donors for making this retreat possible to happen.

Thank you!

Contact : tejadhamma [at] gmail.com , Mobile : +91 84594 01059 

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Dhamma Reaching Further: Transgender Retreat

From People to People, Nagpur, India. on Sun, 15 Aug, 2021 - 09:40

Dhamma Reaching Further: Transgender Retreat

From People to People, Nagpur, India. on Sun, 15 Aug, 2021 - 09:40

Transgender Meditation Retreat held successfully

On this retreat our 15 participants learned:

  • Body Awareness
  • Mindfulness of Breathing
  • Walking Meditation
  • Expression of thoughts
  • Expression of hidden qualities
  • Discussion instead of aurguments
  • The Importance of Time Discipline
  • Five...
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Covid Relief Work - Food Kit Distribution to Vulnerable in slums

From People to People, Nagpur, India. on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 14:21

Covid Relief Work - Food Kit Distribution to Vulnerable in slums

From People to People, Nagpur, India. on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 14:21

Though the second wave of Covid-19 and lockdown have been abating, we are still working on relief work in slums of Kamptee, Nagpur, India.

Here, daily wagers are still finding it difficult to get jobs, and earnings to manage their everyday lives. It is difficult for them to cope with the expenses for children’s online classes/school, food, and other necessary things. People are in need of help.

Here is a film shot in a slum called Alamnagar, Kamptee. We are working in 24 slums...

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India Covid-19 Emergency: A Coordinated Triratna Response, July 2021

From Triratna News on Mon, 5 Jul, 2021 - 17:03

India Covid-19 Emergency: A Coordinated Triratna Response, July 2021

From Triratna News on Mon, 5 Jul, 2021 - 17:03

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust.

The Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna Trust and FutureDharma / IDT are working together with our partners in India to coordinate relief to people and projects affected by the devastating second and third waves of COVID in India.

The remits of the three charities are different – the Abhayaratna Trust works with individual order members, Karuna Trust with the wider community and FutureDharma / with Triratna movement organisations and projects...

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Forging a Path for Women in India (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 40)

From Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 11:58

A conversation exploring the central role of strong personal friendships in creating a culture that encourages women and girls in India to take seriously their own aspirations - whether in Buddhist training or life in general. 

Abhayanavita and Tarahridaya are wonderful leaders and exemplars in this work, speaking across generations, across gender, and across caste to help inspire the new Buddhists of India.

From extremely difficult conditions each has forged her own path towards safety, respect and acceptance. And in a time of terrible...