Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas: Money, Ethics, and Dharma Practice - A New Campaign on The Buddhist Centre Online

By Candradasa on Wed, 8 Oct, 2014 - 17:00

#EthicalChristmas: Money, Ethics, and Dharma Practice - A New Campaign on The Buddhist Centre Online

By Candradasa on Wed, 8 Oct, 2014 - 17:00A couple of months ago I was sitting in a room at Adhisthana, listening to my friend Mokshini speak very movingly about some quite profound shifts in her own sense of Dharma practice. She talked about having newly considered in her own life the sorts of issues raised by Triratna’s participation in Buddhist Action Month every year: environmental concerns, economic questions, all manner of socially engaged topics relevant to anyone looking to explore the...
Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

International Council 2014, Voices No. 4 - Aryaketu (India, Order Strand)

By Dassini on Sun, 10 Aug, 2014 - 16:07
A great conversation on today’s podcast with Aryaketu from India. Inspiring tales from his Aryaloka Computer Institute project teaching I.T. skills to women and men from amongst India’s poorest communities as a way out of poverty. And a rousing evocation of why the International Council represents something vital to the sangha in India and is, indeed, the flowering of Dr. Ambedkar’s vision for the Dalit community.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Letter From India by Viradhamma (No.1)

By viradhamma on Tue, 25 Feb, 2014 - 14:10

Letter From India by Viradhamma (No.1)

By viradhamma on Tue, 25 Feb, 2014 - 14:10The first in an occasional series of letters from India by Viradhamma from San Francisco in the U.S., on his travels through India working for DharmaJiva as part of their Buddhist Renaissance project. DharmaJiva is a non-sectarian Buddhist network that works against caste oppression and includes both Western and Asian Buddhist traditions.

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Dear Friends,

I am here in India on three-week trip, and I spent the first ten days in...
Triratna News
Triratna News

$1000 to change the world

By Munisha on Tue, 12 Nov, 2013 - 17:00

$1000 to change the world

By Munisha on Tue, 12 Nov, 2013 - 17:00If you were given US $1000 to plant a seed for world change, what would you do with it?

Every day, The Pollination Project awards $1000 seed grants to individuals working for social change. Last summer they decided to award grants to 20 North American teachers who were changing the world. Their eyes lighted upon San Francisco Order member Dayamudra.

An English teacher in San Francisco, Dayamudra spends a month every year teaching ...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - Dayamudra's Hall of Fame Award 2013

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 22:35

Triratna America - Dayamudra's Hall of Fame Award 2013

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 22:35As you might have heard in her delightful interview with us, Jai Bhim International’s Creative Director and Founder, Dayamudra receiving an award from her high school in the U.S. for her work with Jai Bhim International on June 9, 2013. She is introduced by her mother, Judi Dennehy…
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - Jai Bhim International Gallery

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 20:55

Triratna America - Jai Bhim International Gallery

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 20:55
Jai Bhim International is an international community of friends committed to education, language learning, and youth empowerment—in a culture freed of caste prejudice and discrimination.

We collaborate with India-based individuals and youth-led teams to implement  small, sustainable projects, including meditation...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - Dayamudra: Jai Bhim International

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 20:25
Dayamudra runs Jai Bhim International out of San Francisco, working with Dalit communities in India to escape the stigma of caste through education. This is a great interview where her natural passion for a cause that’s dear to her heart really shines through. An excellent introduction to the injustices of ‘untouchability’ in India and to how to move beyond it. Practically inspiring words from an inspired lady!

Jai Bhim’s website: http://jaibhiminternational.org

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Indian computer heroines make good!

By Munisha on Sun, 9 Jun, 2013 - 09:32

Indian computer heroines make good!

By Munisha on Sun, 9 Jun, 2013 - 09:32Shakyajata lives most of the year in Manchester, UK. However, she spends her winters in India, helping young people training at the Aryaloka Computer Education project run by Aryaketu.

Shakyajata writes:
Six young women trained at Aryaloka Computer Education’s third branch in Bhilgaon, Nagpur, recently completed their training. After a brief visit to their home villages, in a matter of days five of these Chhattisgarhi women came together again in the state capital of...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating Ambedkar's birthday - April 14th

By lokabandhu on Sat, 13 Apr, 2013 - 05:25

Celebrating Ambedkar's birthday - April 14th

By lokabandhu on Sat, 13 Apr, 2013 - 05:25Tomorrow - April 14th - sees the 122nd anniversary of the birth of Dr. Ambedkar, inspiration to many millions of India’s ‘Dalits’ and leader of their mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956. As our way of celebrating this important date in Triratna’s calendar, we’re delighted to offer you this link to ‘Ambedkar’, the 2000 movie by Jabbar Patel. It’s the story of his life, struggles, and ultimate conversion to Buddhism - and winner of three India National Awards...
Glastonbury Buddhist Group
Glastonbury Buddhist Group

Special Movie showing Sunday April 7th

By lokabandhu on Thu, 4 Apr, 2013 - 12:47

Special Movie showing Sunday April 7th

By lokabandhu on Thu, 4 Apr, 2013 - 12:47We’ll be showing a very special movie on Sunday night April 7th, starting 7pm. All welcome - especially if you have an interest in India. The movie is ‘Ambedkar’, named of course after Dr. Ambedkar, the great Indian social reformer and convert to Buddhism. Here’s what Zinemaya says - “Ambedkar is one of the finest historical films made in Independent India. This movie takes place between the years 1901 to 1956, a period of great social upheavals and...

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