Triratna News
Triratna News

Expressing the Bodhisattva Ideal in the World: Ambedkar and the Gypsies in Hungary

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 11:53

Expressing the Bodhisattva Ideal in the World: Ambedkar and the Gypsies in Hungary

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 11:53

From the 10th to the 13th May 2018 the Dutch and the Belgian Sanghas are holding an Order-Mitra Convention at the Dutch retreat centre Metta Vihara, to which they have invited some Mitras from the Hungarian gypsy community. The Convention will be held in English and any Mitra or Order Member are welcome to attendFuture Dharma have provided funding to enable these Mitras, as well as Maitriveer Nagarjuna - who will be giving a key talk on Dr Ambedkar - to attend...

Triratna News
Triratna News

'Untouchable': a play about Dr Ambedkar

By Munisha on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:14

'Untouchable': a play about Dr Ambedkar

By Munisha on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:14

Padmadaka is director of Triratna’s Karuna Trust. He writes to let us know about ’Untouchable’, a new play about the life of Dr Ambedkar (including an appearance by a certain ‘Private Lingwood’) to be performed for the first time, in London, at the RADA festival, 30th June-8th July. More details here.

“ ‘Untouchable’ is directed by Kathryn Hunter, a theatre and film actor, and longstanding supporter of the Karuna Trust’s work with the poorest people in India and Nepal. Together...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

By Centre Team on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 18:49

Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

By Centre Team on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 18:49

We’re delighted to mark the 60th anniversary of the mass conversion to Buddhism of Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar’s followers in India with a special new online space dedicated to his memory, and to those carrying forward his great work throughout the world. 

Visit the new website: Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

See more from the celebrations in India to mark 60 years of liberation

Follow The Buddhist Centre Online coverage...

Espace Sangha de Paris
Espace Sangha de Paris

60ème anniversaire de la Conversion du Dr. Ambedkar

By Pavaka on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:55

60ème anniversaire de la Conversion du Dr. Ambedkar

By Pavaka on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:55

Bonjour,

A Nagpur, le 14 Octobre 1956, il y a 60 ans, le Dr. Ambedkar, juste après s’être lui-même convertit au bouddhisme après une vie passée en tant qu‘ “intouchable” hindouiste, a convertit un demi million d’intouchables au bouddhisme. Depuis, ils sont quelques millions à s’être convertis.

A Paris, 60 ans plus tard, nous avons grignotés quelques spécialités indiennes à la sauce coco très piquante, bu du chaï, au son de la flûte indienne, avant de nous laisser emporter par les Refuges et Préceptes au rythme indien,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

On this day 60 years ago – 14th October 1956 - the great Indian social reformer Dr BR Ambedkar converted to Buddhism. 

Sangharakshita worked with Dr Ambedkar’s followers for many years. So to mark this very significant anniversary, The Buddhist Centre Online launches today a new multimedia space “Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India”. 

The ceremony, in Nagpur, central India, was attended by hundreds of thousands of his fellow people, escaping life at the bottom of...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Kalyanaprabha on Launching The Complete Works of Sangharakshita

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 10:19

Kalyanaprabha on Launching The Complete Works of Sangharakshita

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 10:19

The first published volume of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita, Volume 9: Dr Ambedkar and the Revival of Buddhism I, has been launched. This volume has been released in time for celebrations around Friday 14th October, 2016, which marks the 60th anniversary of the conversion of Dr Ambedkar to Buddhism.

“In December 1981, Bhante Sangharakshita, founder and teacher of the Triratna Buddhist Community, flew to India and began a lecture tour which lasted nearly three months.”

So...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

First Volume of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita is Published - Interview with the Editors

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 - 11:09

First Volume of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita is Published - Interview with the Editors

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 - 11:09

We at Windhorse Publications have just published the very first of the 27 volumes that will comprise The Complete Works of Sangharakshita; a momentous step in our project of gathering together this great teacher’s output including Dharma teachings of many kinds, commentaries, memoirs, poetry and more. This first volume, volume 9 in the series, is entitled, Dr Ambedkar and the Revival of Buddhism I. It includes Sangharakshita’s Ambedkar and Buddhism, which has been out-of-print for some time, along with 36 talks given in India...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

A strong set of short talks as befits the title to start us off on day two of the 2016 Triratna International Council. 

Parami introduces Akuppa challenging us to examine our responses to the possible realities of climate change; Viveka, asking us with great feeling to be curious about the possibilities for diversity amid the realities of deep-seated conditioning around racial bias; and Yashosagar inviting us to embrace the Buddha’s vision of the Dhamma as an adequate response to...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day Two at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 22:44

Day Two at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 22:44

Today was devoted to looking at our relationship with a suffering world and how we might meet its needs as a community.

The morning saw short but heartfelt talks from 
•    Akuppa (UK), on climate change and the effect it is already having, including its relationship to refugee crises;
•    Viveka (North America), on moving towards greater ethnic diversity in Triratna;
•    Yashosagar (India), on combatting poverty and discrimination, looking at the teachings of Dr Ambedkar.

All three...

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