Today after meditating at the Mahabodhi temple, under the Bodhi tree, we heard a talk from Maitriveer-Nagarajuna on ‘The Lion’s Roar of Doctor Ambedkar’. We also met Aryajaya, the new International Order Convener and talked about living the Dharma in difficult conditions.
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...
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.
Here at Adhisthana for the Preceptors’ College meeting, Yashosagar and Amoghasiddhi talk about the recent celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism with several hundred thousand of his followers. They mention the conference for the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and talk about the significance of Ambedkar for those outside of India and the request of the Indian Area Council to have a module on Dr Ambedkar in the Dharma Training Course for Mitras.
Our second short film from India marking the celebrations around the 60th anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s organisation of mass conversion to Buddhism for members of the Dalit community in order to escape the scourge of the Hindu caste system, which treats them as “untouchable.”
As part of their ongoing work with the new Buddhists of India, the Nagaloka Institute (with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists) hosted a special conference dedicated to exploring social engagement and liberation...
Lokamitra has spent most of his adult life working in India to support the Dalit Buddhist community in their struggle against Hindu caste prejudice and its regard of them as literally “untouchable”. Inspired by the life and work of the great Dalit leader, India’s first Justice Minister Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the Nagaloka Institute provides an invaluable chance to thousands of young Dalits, educating them in how Buddhism can help support their democratic rights to liberty, equality, and fraternity.
A special edition of Buddhist Voices, from India at the height of celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956 of hundreds of thousands of Dalit (ex-Untouchable caste) Indians, inspired by their great leader Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar to escape the horrors of the Hindu caste system and work towards a more just society in India.
Subhuti, a longstanding champion of Doctor Ambedkar as an exemplar of democratic principles for the whole world, gives us a...