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

India Dhamma Trust:
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...

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