Triratna News
Triratna News

'Social engagement and liberation': 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 14:27

'Social engagement and liberation': 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 14:27

October this year sees the 60th anniversary of the first mass conversion to Buddhism of people then known as ‘Untouchables’, in Nagpur, India, which took place on 14th October 1956, led by Dr BR Ambedkar.

In celebration, the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and Triratna’s Indian retreat centre Nagaloka are holding a weekend conference, ‘Social engagement and liberation’, 11th-14th October.

The conversion anniversary itself...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Engaging with the World: Celebrating Dr. Ambedkar

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 11 Apr, 2016 - 14:44

Engaging with the World: Celebrating Dr. Ambedkar

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 11 Apr, 2016 - 14:44

The 14 April 2016 is the 125th anniversary of the birth of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, commemorated as a public holiday in India, and by festivals in the Buddhist community there. We’re choosing to celebrate the anniversary of his birth by giving away four paperback copies of The Buddha on Wall Street, in a Goodreads Giveaway.

The link may not be obvious. Please read on …

In The Buddha on Wall Street, Vaḍḍhaka Linn draws on four Buddhist voices he finds inspiring, and who...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

A Trip To India? Let Us Know By Valentines Day!

By mokshapriya on Tue, 9 Feb, 2016 - 23:21

A Trip To India? Let Us Know By Valentines Day!

By mokshapriya on Tue, 9 Feb, 2016 - 23:21

*UPDATE*: Mokshapriya indicates that an answer by the 21st would be feasible if Valentines day is too soon for you to make plans! :)

Young Buddhists actively involved with your Centres, are you interested in a trip to India with other international young Buddhists?

On 14th October 2016 Buddhist India will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism and the immediate conversions of hundreds of thousands of his followers. The greatest of those celebrations will be held at...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Indian mitras gather in very large numbers indeed

By Munisha on Tue, 8 Sep, 2015 - 16:44

Indian mitras gather in very large numbers indeed

By Munisha on Tue, 8 Sep, 2015 - 16:44

How many mitras do you know? If you are reading this in India, the answer is probably, A lot!

There are around 10,000 mitras in India (where they are known as dhammamitras), including a staggering 850 women who have asked for ordination. With numbers like this, the Indian Mitra Convenors have their work cut out. This year, so far, they have organised three large mitra conventions. 

Nagaketu writes: “The first took place at the Dikshabhumi in Nagpur (site of Dr Ambedkar’s...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Abhayavaca - Dr Ambedkar and the Dharma Revolution, Wednesday 8th July 7:30pm

By Billy on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 15:54

Abhayavaca - Dr Ambedkar and the Dharma Revolution, Wednesday 8th July 7:30pm

By Billy on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 15:54

Join us for our fourth Summertime Special this Wednesday at 7:30pm. We will begin with a meditation followed by a talk by Abhayavaca on Dr Ambedkar and the Dharma revolution. Don’t miss it!

Triratna News
Triratna News

Karuna featured on World Interfaith Harmony Week blog

By Munisha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 16:36

Karuna featured on World Interfaith Harmony Week blog

By Munisha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 16:36Keval Shah is a 28 year-old Gujarati living in a Triratna community in London and working at the Karuna Trust.

For the UN official World Interfaith Harmony Week last week, he features on the WIHW blog. It’s a lovely account of Keval’s inspiration for his work and its roots in Buddhism, casteism and the work of Dr Ambedkar.

Read Keval’s short article.
Dame Maggie Smith invites you to ...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas - How Caste Oppresses Women

By Dayamudra on Sun, 30 Nov, 2014 - 14:56

#EthicalChristmas - How Caste Oppresses Women

By Dayamudra on Sun, 30 Nov, 2014 - 14:56“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

Dalit girls and women, those from the lower caste communities, traditionally called “untouchable”, are the most vulnerable of all people in India. These are our students, fellow teachers and our friends at Jai Bhim International, inspired by the social activist and Chief Architect of the Indian constitution, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. Females in this...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas: Jai Bhim International - A Fire And A Tsunami

By Dayamudra on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 14:26

#EthicalChristmas: Jai Bhim International - A Fire And A Tsunami

By Dayamudra on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 14:2610 years ago on Christmas day my house burned down, while I was on a Buddhist meditation retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains. Across the world, the same week, a tsunami destroyed villages on the coast of Chennai, southeast India, leaving whole communities homeless, jobless, displaced. Back in San Francisco, lying on Amy and Megan’s couch, feeling sorry for myself on New Year’s eve, faces of newly-orphaned children flickered across a tiny screen. That night I felt grateful for warm...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas - What Is Jai Bhim?

By Dayamudra on Fri, 28 Nov, 2014 - 16:32

#EthicalChristmas - What Is Jai Bhim?

By Dayamudra on Fri, 28 Nov, 2014 - 16:32Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar might be the most famous Indian you’ve never heard of. Yet if you go into any village, any town, any city, anywhere in India, you will see statues, paintings, and shrines devoted to him. Did you know that there are more statues in his image than of anyone else in the country? You will hear people every day, if you listen carefully, greeting one another with “Jai Bhim”. “Long live Dr. Ambedkar and his comitment...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas: Jai Bhim International - Give Them Shelter!

By Centre Team on Wed, 26 Nov, 2014 - 19:46

#EthicalChristmas: Jai Bhim International - Give Them Shelter!

By Centre Team on Wed, 26 Nov, 2014 - 19:46We’re delighted to welcome as partners in our #ethicalchristmas campaign the wonderful team at Jai Bhim International.

Although they won’t sell you something for Christmas, they’ll certainly do something amazing with your money when you give someone you love the gift of supporting Jai Bhim’s inspiring new Give Them Shelter appeal to build a dormitory for girl students in India.

Support Give Them Shelter


Jai Bhim International is a...

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