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

The Significance of Dr Ambedkar In the West

By Carunalaka on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 16:34

Speaking during a festival day held to celebrate the life of Dr Ambedkar, Subhuti speaks about what significance Dr Ambedkar has outside India.

The main thrust of the talk is a list of three reasons why someone might convert to Buddhism, enumerated by Dr Ambedkar but applied to our situation in the West. Perhaps the most important is Dr Ambedkar’s insights into the need for society to be grounded in Ethics that are ‘sacred and universal,’ obviously he felt the Dhamma was...

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

Dr Ambedkar and the Dhamma Revolution

By Carunalaka on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 16:31

A talk by Subhuti on the work of the great Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, who dedicated his life to the welfare of his people. Subhuti’s general theme is ‘absorbing influences’, and no one is a more enduring influence on popular contemporary Buddhism in the East than the subject of this talk. Dr. Ambedkar embraced the Buddha’s Dhamma as an integral part of his efforts to emancipate the Dalit (ex-Untouchable) community from the shackles of caste oppression. His efforts are increasingly celebrated both in...

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

The Buddha, Dr Ambedkar and Sangharaksita

By Carunalaka on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 16:26

Subhuti introduces the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita and relevance of their teaching, while in Budapest,Hungary.

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The Jai Bhim Network, Hungary

By Amaradaya on Mon, 5 Sep, 2016 - 11:45

The Jai Bhim Network, Hungary

By Amaradaya on Mon, 5 Sep, 2016 - 11:45

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

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Dr Ambedkar, Sangharakshita and the Buddhist Revolution - Part 2

By mokshini on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 22:28

Here’s part 2 of a conversation on Dr Ambedkar, Sangharaskhita and the Buddhist Revolution at the European Chairs Assembly Day 7.  Windhorse Publications have chosen the celebration of Dr Ambedkar this October as the occasion to launch the first volume of the ‘Complete Works’  and here Priyananda tells us all about it!

More information on the Windhorse Publications website  - and do remember you can pre-order your copy of this volume  from the second week of September,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Dr Ambedkar, Sangharakshita and the Buddhist Revolution - Part 1

By mokshini on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 22:23

Even within Triratna it may be some that not all of us are familiar with Dr Ambedkar - and if are, we may most likely associate him with his role as a statesman and social reformer.  But towards the end of his life Dr Ambedkar converted to Buddhism and with him hundreds of thousands of other people. As a result of his conversion there are now millions of new Buddhists in India. His conversion was the start of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

International Men's Order Convention 2016 - India Present! With Yashosagar and Aryaketu

By sanghadhara on Mon, 15 Aug, 2016 - 19:36

At Adhisthana, on the second half of our men’s Order Convention, Sanghadhara Interviews two Dharmacharis who have traveled from India along with 65 other Indian Order Members. We hear some of their experience and highlights from this event.

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Buddhist Voices - Ratnashri and Vijaya From India

By Dassini on Mon, 8 Aug, 2016 - 08:41

Ratnashri from Mumbai and Vijaya from Nagpur talk to Dassini about their perspectives on the IC; being outside of India for the first time, and being inspired by the example of Dr Ambedkar to see learning and developing skills as having no age limit.

Vijaya shares her top 3 highlights from the meeting, the first being an approach to conflict resolution that builds confidence and supports individuals to see their own shortcomings in the light of the Buddha’s kindness.

Ratnashri ends the conversation...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

A strong set of short talks as befits the title to start us off on day two of the 2016 Triratna International Council. 

Parami introduces Akuppa challenging us to examine our responses to the possible realities of climate change; Viveka, asking us with great feeling to be curious about the possibilities for diversity amid the realities of deep-seated conditioning around racial bias; and Yashosagar inviting us to embrace the Buddha’s vision of the Dhamma as an adequate response to...

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