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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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Kojagiri Pornima

From Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Wed, 24 Oct, 2018 - 05:40

Kojagiri Pornima

From Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Wed, 24 Oct, 2018 - 05:40

On occasion of Kojagiri Poornima we had sevenfold puja around Bodhi Tree. 

Photography by Ranjit

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Ordination at Nanded

Sun, 21 Oct, 2018 - 06:06

Ordination at Nanded

Sun, 21 Oct, 2018 - 06:06

Public Ordination Ceremony 
Urgyen Sangharakshita Meditation and Retreat Centre(USMC), Nanded, Maharastra, India 
                                                            Date 14th October, 2018 

This 14th October marks the 62 Anniversary of the Mass conversion Led by Dr. Ambedkar. The Public ordination of  34 men were organized to commemorate this historic event which led the foundation for the Buddhist movement in India. The day after the Mass conversion Dr. Ambedkar gave a speech on 15th October which emphasizes the importance of being...

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Creativity in Shrine

From Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 20:23

Creativity in Shrine

From Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 20:23

During various retreat we can see retreatant place Rangoli in shrine as well as decoration on notice board by Dhni. Utpala.

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Some new Sketch by Ranjit of Retreat Center

From Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 06:34

Some new Sketch by Ranjit of Retreat Center

From Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 06:34

Ranjit an Artist has done sketch seating near kitchen Area. Recollection of memory seating around kitchen area and Poem by Stephen Hollins on Ranjit Sketch.

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