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An Ideal Dhamma Activist - An Ambedkarite Perspective by Lokamitra

By Centre Team on Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 13:16

An Ideal Dhamma Activist - An Ambedkarite Perspective by Lokamitra

By Centre Team on Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 13:16

Celebrating 64th Dhammachakra Pravartan Day - October 14th 2020

TRIRATNA BOUDDH MAHASANGH - PUNE 

(Dapodi, Yerwada, Dehu Road-Kalewadi, Pimpri, Manuski, Camp Centre)

Triratna India
Triratna India

Maitriveer Nagarjuna: Reflections on Race and Caste

By Centre Team on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 22:12

Maitriveer Nagarjuna: Reflections on Race and Caste

By Centre Team on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 22:12

A special talk to mark the anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism on October 14th, 1956, along with hundreds of thousands of so-called ‘Untouchable’ people looking to free themselves from the terrors of the Hindu caste system. 

How do we respond to the atrocities associated with caste today? And the everyday prejudices visited systemically on people of colour around the world?

Maitriveer-Nagarjuna’s brilliant, passionate presentation looks at Dr. Ambedkar’s own response to such big, painful questions; connecting his work...

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Dr Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism, 1956: Jnanasuri's Story

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 12:48

Dr Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism, 1956: Jnanasuri's Story

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 12:48

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.

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Sangharakshita's 'Complete Works' Returns to India

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 9 Oct, 2020 - 09:09

Sangharakshita's 'Complete Works' Returns to India

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 9 Oct, 2020 - 09:09

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...

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

Dr Ambedkar: Making the Bodhisattva Vow in adverse conditions

By vajratara on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 11:43

Dr Ambedkar: Making the Bodhisattva Vow in adverse conditions

By vajratara on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 11:43

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.

Flowers like the blue lotus, the red lotus, the white lotus, the

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Ambedkar Jayanti! Support Karuna's Emergency Appeal

By Padmadaka on Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 03:14

Ambedkar Jayanti! Support Karuna's Emergency Appeal

By Padmadaka on Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 03:14

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,...

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Celebrating Dr. Ambedkar's Birthday Online!

By Centre Team on Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 00:02

Celebrating Dr. Ambedkar's Birthday Online!

By Centre Team on Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 00:02

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...

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

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!

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 12:26

The Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 12:26

On the 18th to the 20th October the Nagarjuna Institute in Nagaloka, India, organised a celebration of Dhammachakra Pravartana day or the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s Mass Conversion to Buddhism.  This event included an international conference on the theme of ”The Revival of Buddhism in India and its impact on Buddhist Dynamics in South Asia.”

The Nagarjuna Institute, located in Nagpur Maharashtra, India, each year celebrates the anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s Mass Conversion to Buddhism by organising...

Triratna News
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Clear Vision NewsByte: “Social Engagement and Liberation” conference, Nagpur

By Munisha on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 23:35

Clear Vision NewsByte: “Social Engagement and Liberation” conference, Nagpur

By Munisha on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 23:35

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte (8 minutes) gives a strong impression of the atmosphere, participants and content of the ‘Social Engagement and Liberation’ conference, held 11th-14th October at Triratna’s Nagaloka Centre, near Nagpur, India. 

Held to mark the 60th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism, the conference was a collaboration between Triratna and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists.

Clear Vision director Sanghadhara covered the conference for NewsByte. He writes:

“The conference...

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