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Dr Ambedkar: Healing the World Through His Vision of Sacred Humanity

By vajratara on Wed, 6 Nov, 2019 - 20:49

Dr Ambedkar: Healing the World Through His Vision of Sacred Humanity

By vajratara on Wed, 6 Nov, 2019 - 20:49

Amoghasiddhi from India, Vajratara from the India Dhamma Trust and Padmavajra gave three talks celebrating two remarkable men: Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita.  Watch the talks here!

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India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Celebrating the Conversion of Ambedkar to Buddhism, and the start of the Dhamma Revolution in India

By vajratara on Mon, 23 Sep, 2019 - 21:18

Celebrating the Conversion of Ambedkar to Buddhism, and the start of the Dhamma Revolution in India

By vajratara on Mon, 23 Sep, 2019 - 21:18

14 October commemorates the day in 1956 when 400 000 people embraced Buddhism in India, leaving behind social injustice and entering into a Buddhist path of practice.  The man behind this momentous occasion was the great social reformer Dr Ambedkar.  Having tried social and political action to remove inequality in society, he believed that the Buddhist path itself was the key to a powerful and peaceful social revolution.  

Amoghasiddhi, one of our most senior Order Members from India, and Vajratara from...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Buddhist Voices: Abhayadana - Giving the Gift of Fearlessness to Women in India

By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 13:01

A great conversation with the quietly brilliant Abhayadana about her Buddhist work and practice in India. Her name means ‘Giver of Fearlessness’ - and this is something she has dedicated her life to, helping support and free women in her community from the stigma of social caste and the violence that often goes with it.

We hear about her personal approach via meditation and reflection on the Buddhist figure of Kshitigarbha (Jizo) who descends into hell realms to liberate suffering beings. And...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Celebrating Internationality – India (Triratna International Gathering 2019)

By Centre Team on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 17:34

A conversation with two of the most experienced members of the Order in India, the pioneering Amoghasiddhi And Amritasiddhi from Nagpur. Mahamati explores with them the history of Triratna in India - and how a new generation of Indian Buddhists adopted a radical Dharma life in the name of freedom from oppression and liberation for all.

Recorded at Adhisthana in August 2019.

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Dharmabyte: Put Down the Burden

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Apr, 2019 - 10:41

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is by Vajrapriya called Put Down the Burden. From the talk entitled Liberty Equality Fraternity from the series called The 21st Century Bodhisattva given at Shrewsbury Triratna Buddhist Group. Vajrapriya explores Dr Ambedkar’s slogan “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”, looking at topics like the New Society, and Subhuti’s exhortation to start the Dharma Revolution in the West.

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Dharmabyte: The Caste System In India

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is about The Caste System In India by Amoghasiddhi, a public preceptor in India, who shares about the influence of Dr. Ambedkar on his life and community.

Listen to the Yashosagar, another public preceptor, on this same occasion The Caste System In India.

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Dharmabyte: A Jumbo Indian Retreat

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte gives us a glimpse into a Triratna retreat in India. Entitled A Jumbo Indian Retreat this excerpt is from the talk My Life and Dr Ambedkar by Chandrabodhi.

Given at Sangha night, North London Buddhist Centre.

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FBA Podcast: The Lion's Roar Of Doctor Ambedkar

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is a rousing, uncompromisingly radical talk from Maitriveer-Nagarjuna entitled The Lion’s Roar Of Doctor Ambedkar (with translation in Hindi).

Taking up the theme of the Convention, the great “Lion’s Roar” of the Buddha, Maitriveer-Nagarjuna evokes the fire that drove Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar to work tirelessly on behalf of the so-called Dalit “Untouchable” people in order to free them from the evils of the Hindu caste system. He reframes Doctor Ambedkar as a...

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Dharmabyte: Buddhist Revival in India

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Maitrivir-Nagarjuna gives us today’s FBA Dharmabyte: Buddhist Revival in India. This excellent talk was recorded for the San Francisco sangha’s celebration of the anniversary of the great mass conversion initiated by Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, the great leader of the Dalit community of Indian Buddhists. It is a pretty comprehensive overview of why Dr. Ambdekar converted to Buddhism, the significance of the anniversary itself, and Ambedkar’s vision of ‘prabuddha bharat’: Enlightened India, and, in fact,...

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Dharmabyte: Carrying the Torch of Ambedkar

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our  FBA Dharmabyte today is a moving remembrance of Dr. Ambedkar.  Carrying the Torch of Dr. Ambedkar is excerpted from the talk Remembering Ambedkar by Sangharakshita. This highly evocative and moving account expounds the later years and death of a true Indian hero: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Dr. Ambedkar founded the Movement of mass conversions by ex-‘Untouchables’ (‘Dalits’) to Buddhism in order to escape the everyday oppressions and active persecutions they were subject to under the Hindu...

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