Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Subhuti On Doctor Ambedkar, 60 Years On

By sanghadhara on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 15:11

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...

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Launching ‘The Complete Works of Sangharakshita’

By Candradasa on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 16:18

Launching ‘The Complete Works of Sangharakshita’

By Candradasa on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 16:18

The first volume to be published:
Dr Ambedkar and the Revival of Buddhism, I

Throughout his life, Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder and teacher, has poured his energy into bringing the Dharma to men and women from all backgrounds and walks of life, nationalities, castes and classes. His output in terms of the written and spoken word is very great. Last year over 1,000 of us contributed to his 90th birthday present: to fund the publication of his Complete Works. Now the...

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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

By sanghadhara on Wed, 12 Oct, 2016 - 17:52

Sanghadhara in conversation with Max, Stephanie and Erika share their experience of this year’s international Triratna Youth Convention in India.

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Watch the video from the Convention

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Journey to the Diksha Bhumi - International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

By Centre Team on Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 22:41

Journey to the Diksha Bhumi - International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

By Centre Team on Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 22:41

In October 2016, young Triratna Buddhists from around the world gathered in India to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first mass conversions of Dalits (ex-Untouchable Indians) to Buddhism to escape the horrors of the Hindu caste system, inspired by their great leader Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.

Come with us to the place of that great historical event - the Diksha Bhumi! Rise Up! Reach Out!

Watch our second video from the celebrations: Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

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

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part one)

By Carunalaka on Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 12:25

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part one)

By Carunalaka on Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 12:25

Sangharakshita’s Eight Special Contributions to Triratna.

Talk one (part one) by Suvajra

To celebrate the anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism, Dhammachari Suvajra gives a series of talks drawing out the special contributions that Bhante has made to Triratna.

In this series of talks, he highlights the similarities between Bhante’s approach and Dr Ambedkar’s.

Talk one, part one focuses on Going for Refuge which Suvajra says, underpins all the other approaches.

For those who wish to draw closer to their international sangha, this is an invaluable set of talks. It includes many...

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...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The Jai Bhim Network, Hungary

By Amaradaya on Fri, 23 Sep, 2016 - 15:07

The Jai Bhim Network, Hungary

By Amaradaya on Fri, 23 Sep, 2016 - 15:07

Subhuti and the workers of the Jai Bhim Network in Hungary tell us about how they are helping the Roma Community through their Dr Ambedkar High School

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