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Karuna Contribute to Report about Links between Caste and Poverty

From Triratna News on Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 15:54

Karuna Contribute to Report about Links between Caste and Poverty

From Triratna News on Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 15:54

Karuna has contributed to a new report just launched by a group of NGOs. The report has found that caste and other forms of “discrimination based on work and descent” (DWD) continues to be a barrier to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the UN in 2015. This form of discrimination occurs in at least 20 countries and is often associated with slavery.

Karuna was established in 1980 by members...

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The Indian Restorative Pilot Project

From Triratna News on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 15:49

The Indian Restorative Pilot Project

From Triratna News on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 15:49

In 2017 Triratna’s Adhisthana kula undertook to offer training in ‘Restorative’ practice within Triratna, as part of a process of learning to go deeper with difficult conversations and revisiting and learning further from past mistakes.

Read more about the restorative process

“Restorative” practice, or process, is a methodology that can be used in many situations “to prevent conflict, build relationships and repair harm by enabling people to communicate effectively and positively”. Having developed from...

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Triratna India: Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony

From Triratna News on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 14:49

Triratna India: Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony

From Triratna News on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 14:49

33 young people from Wardha, India, recently made a commitment to follow the Buddhist path in the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community during a Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony. More than 500 people were present to witness the public declaration they made of their ‘Going for Refuge’ to the Three Jewels.  Here is a short video by Triratna India Media about this event.

Triratna India Media is inspired by the radical vision of Dr B. R....

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Podcast - The Wonderful Problem

From Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 15:27

What we have is a very wonderful problem and the wonderful problem is that so many people are seeing the value of Buddhism in India and they are wanting to embrace Buddhism and the Buddhist path - and they are wanting to do that in their hundreds. But, of course, as we know, Buddhism is a path of practice. It requires careful study and training…it requires spiritual friendship. So who is going to meet these people?

Vajratara is the Chair of the...

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NNBY paid rich tribute to Bhante Sangharakshita.

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 09:03

NNBY paid rich tribute to Bhante Sangharakshita.

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 09:03

On 10th November 2018 on behalf of National Network of Buddhist Youth (NNBY) paid the rich tribute to Bhante Sangharakshita at NNBY office mahendra nagar, Nagpur at 10.30am. Around 25 youths attended the event and gave their deliberation and also expressed the contribution given by Bhante. We also remembered the Bhantes 93 years contribution to the movement. We...

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Paying tribute and rejoicing in the merits of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita's life

From Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 20:44

Paying tribute and rejoicing in the merits of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita's life

From Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 20:44

Paying tribute and rejoicing in the merits of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita’s life 
Led by Dhammachari Vidyaruchi

1-9th November 2018, Saddhama Pradeep Retreat Centre

Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita passed away on 30th October and it was great loss for the Triratna Community. For sometime, people were in shock and felt deeply sad. During such time it was our good fortune...

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Paying Tribute to Urgyen Sangharakshita

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 08:14

Paying Tribute to Urgyen Sangharakshita

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 08:14

In our General Retreat on Mahamangalsutta, we pay tribute to Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita at Mahendranagar, Nagpur.

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Remembering Bhante in India

Remembering Bhante in India

From India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution" on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:49

A very moving film of Bhante in India. Despite the constant attention and long train rides, he looks so delighted to see the Indian Buddhists. Let us continue his work in India in his memory with the India Dhamma Trust.

I hope the time will come when all Buddhists will consider themselves to be just Buddhists. We don’t want to be Hinayana or Mahayana 
Buddhists. We don’t want to be Indian or English Buddhists. We don’t want to be

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5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #10 Revived Indian Buddhism

From Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 22:53

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #10 Revived Indian Buddhism

From Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 22:53

“The greatest thing the Buddha has done is to tell the world that the world cannot be reformed except by the reformation of the mind of man and the mind of the world.” - Dr Ambedkar

Around the seventh century BCE Buddhism began to go into decline in India, the land of its birth. It was only in the late nineteenth century that it began to be revived: firstly, through the work of institutions such as the Maha Bodhi Society, which was...

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Well done for bringing a substantial amount of material about Triratna in India together onto the same page!  As you may know, there is a new mitra study module due to come out soon that looks in more depth at the work of Dr Ambedkar.  I wanted to explain a bit more the role of the India Dhamma Trust.  The India Dhamma Trust was set up because The Karuna Trust no longer felt able to support Dhamma projects as they fundraised primarily for social projects from those without an understanding of the importance of Buddhism.  The India Dhamma Trust undertook to support Dhamma projects - their main priority is to support the ordination teams that go all over India leading study, workshops and retreats, training people in how to practice Buddhism in depth.  We fund, for example, Jnanasuri, Karunamaya, Amoghasiddhi, Vijaya and others whose interviews you include on the page.

Let me give you an example of why this is important.  In 2016 I went to India and witnessed 100 people embracing Buddhism from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Orissa. This is particularly significant as those from Gujarat came from the same village as a very publicly reported case of caste violence - you may remember pictures of boys being beaten in front of a police station. Instead of resorting to revenge violence, they chose the path of love and awareness. It was an incredibly joyful atmosphere as the new Buddhists delighted in their new path and their renunciation of inequality and injustice.  The next question is who is going to help them deepen their practice Buddhism?  Who is going to help them transform their faith and enthusiasm into the path of ethics, meditation and wisdom?  Who is going to offer them kalyana mitrata and lead retreats and workshops for them?  So many people are converting to Buddhism each year in India, and Triratna in uniquely placed to help them deepen their practice because Triratna is the Sangha most in line with Dr Ambedkar’s vision of a new Buddhist Community that can work for the good of society.

I would argue that the India Dhamma Trust is the main charity in the Triratna Buddhist Community raising money for Dhamma work. We also have a lot of resources you can access, including some videos of the work Triratna is doing in India.  We are developing more as I write!

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50 Years, 50 Voices: Vijaya

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 24 Oct, 2018 - 20:21

Who I am? I am just a little part of this process which is coming from the Buddha. … Disciple of disciple of disciple… Bhante ordained Srimala, Srimala ordained me… I am ordaining other people. I am just part of that process.

Vijaya

Vijaya’s Annals

In 1968 I was born in Nagpur.

In 1978 I was ten years old and called Indu Gajbhiye. I was studying in primary school. We all were six brothers and sisters living with father and mother in a small...

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