14th October marks the anniversary of the mass conversions into Buddhism led by Dr Ambedkar - a day when hundreds of thousands of ‘untouchable’ people were liberated from the oppression of the Hindu caste system as well as being a significant moment in the revival of Buddhism in India.
In this video Dhammacharini Jnanasuri shares her moving story about being at Dr Ambedkar’s mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956 and how she found her way to the Triratna Buddhist community.
Can Buddhism change society? We’ll spend the evening exploring that question, hearing from four ordained Buddhists on what they understand social justice to mean.
In a symposium of short talks, speakers will draw on the social and political revolution of the Indian Dalit Buddhist movement and why it is so relevant to us, here in the West. We’d love for you to join in the conversation.
In this video, from Urygen House, Vidyadevi introduces the work of the literary executors - and her work as series editor - of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works. Launched in October 2016, the Complete Works includes all Sangharakshita’s previously published work, as well as talks, seminars and writings published for the first time. This collection of twenty-seven volumes will represent the definitive edition of his life’s work.
Here we take a closer look at the latest volume in production - Dr. Ambedkar and...
Dr Ambedkar’s life was far from easy. He had to struggle with discrimination, poverty and disappointment. Yet, in the heart of his struggle arose the profound desire to help alleviate the sufferings of all beings. He spent the rest of his life honouring that vow. Vajratara, Chair of India Dhamma Trust, explores what were the conditions for Dr Ambedkar to make that vow, and how we can learn from his example.
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Sanghanath has been connected with Karuna throughout his life. When he was a child he benefited from a Karuna project in his village in India and now he works for the Karuna fundraising team here in the UK.
Today is “Ambedkar Jayanti” and, like many people across India and the rest of the world, Sanghanath will be celebrating Dr Ambedkar’s legacy today from home. Ambedkar not only gave India its constitution but he also did so much for the liberation of women,...
To celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Doctor B. R. Ambedkar, one of the great Buddhist leaders of modern times and the radical father of the Indian Constitution, a personal tribute from Sanghanath at the Karuna Trust about his enduring legacy as a champion of social justice for all humans.
Doctor Ambedkar’s relevance in India to the fight against caste prejudice is stronger than ever, especially amongst the former so-called “untouchable” Dalit peoples now converted to Buddhism to escape...
This week we are celebrating the anniversary of the birth of Doctor B. R. Ambedkar, one of the great Buddhist leaders of modern times and the radical father of the Indian Constitution. Today’s episode of the Toolkit Daily focusses on what it means to be a global community and explores Dr. Ambedkar’s vision of common humanity based around the evolution of just societies.