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Engaging with the World: Celebrating Dr. Ambedkar

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 11 Apr, 2016 - 14:44

Engaging with the World: Celebrating Dr. Ambedkar

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 11 Apr, 2016 - 14:44

The 14 April 2016 is the 125th anniversary of the birth of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, commemorated as a public holiday in India, and by festivals in the Buddhist community there. We’re choosing to celebrate the anniversary of his birth by giving away four paperback copies of The Buddha on Wall Street, in a Goodreads Giveaway.

The link may not be obvious. Please read on …

In The Buddha on Wall Street, Vaḍḍhaka Linn draws on four Buddhist voices he finds inspiring, and who...

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

'Ambedkar' movie by Jabbar Patel

By Carunalaka on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 17:37

'Ambedkar' movie by Jabbar Patel

By Carunalaka on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 17:37

Here is a link to ‘Ambedkar’ by Jabbar Patel. It’s the story of his life, struggles, and ultimate conversion to Buddhism - and winner of three India National Awards (Best Actor, Best Art Direction, and Best English language film).

Movie download site Zinemaya describes it thus - “this 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 revolutionary movements around...

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

Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 22:41

Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 22:41

In ‘Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar’, Subhuti offers four main reasons why we might remember and honour the great Dr Ambedkar.

This video also includes fact sheets about Dr Ambedkar’s life, the work of Triratna in India and attempts to capture the essence and transformative power of the Dhamma revolution.  

Dr Ambedkar’s vision for the potential of Buddhism as creating a Pure-land is not just for India; it’s an important message for the whole world. 

Produced by India Dhamma Trust.

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

A Buddhist Revolution

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:32

In the second of a series of talks about Dr Ambedkar and his relevance to Western Buddhists, Dhammacharini Vajratara uses the example of Dr Ambedkar and the Indian Buddhists to show how Buddhism is revolutionary.

Do we need a revolution? If we do, what kind of revolution do we need? Vajratara argues that the real revolution is a revolution of mind, and it is the revolution of mind that creates a revolution in society. This is something Dr Ambedkar saw, and he...

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

Radical Buddhism, Changing the Myth of Society - Dh Vajratara

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:28

The first of a series of talks about Dr Ambedkar and his relevance to Western Buddhists. In a culture of unprecedented freedom, Dhammacharini Vajratara asks how we choose which path to follow?  This was the question facing Dr Ambedkar who had a burning issue to solve - untouchability.

Vajratara introduces Dr Ambedkar by showing his methods of solving this problem, and how he came to realise more than political, economic or social action was needed. She also explains how he came to choose...

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

Dr Ambedkar and His Importance For the Future of Buddhism

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:24

Dhammacharini Vajratara argues that Dr Ambedkar is not just relevant for India or for the oppressed, but essential for modern Buddhism all over the world, challenging us to move beyond a comfortable Buddhism that fits neatly into modern consumer society.

The talk was given at a retreat at Rivendell for young people comparing the teachings of Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita. Those on the retreat were asked to read Buddha and the Future of His Religion and Blueprint for a New world in preparation.

Singhamanas...

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

Inspired by Ambedkar - Sangharakshita's perpective

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:20

Vajratara presents the work of Dr Ambedkar from a new angle - looking at how he inspired Sangharakshitas life and work.

There is an alchemy that happens when the inspiration of the Buddha, Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita come together.

Dr Ambedkar showed how change can be achieved by spiritual means. He demonstrated how the Dhamma can be force for the transformation of society, inspiring Sangharakshita’s own Dharma Revolution in the West.

More than his work, Dr Ambedkar’s energy and strong feeling, and the emotions of his followers,...

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

Dr Ambedkar for India and the World

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:03

Dhammacharini Vajratara talks about the significance of Dr. Ambedkar, not only for India, but for Buddhists all around the world, and for society as a whole.

Given on the World on Fire retreat at Adhisthana in June 2015. 
 

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

A Trip To India? Let Us Know By Valentines Day!

By mokshapriya on Tue, 9 Feb, 2016 - 23:21

A Trip To India? Let Us Know By Valentines Day!

By mokshapriya on Tue, 9 Feb, 2016 - 23:21

*UPDATE*: Mokshapriya indicates that an answer by the 21st would be feasible if Valentines day is too soon for you to make plans! :)

Young Buddhists actively involved with your Centres, are you interested in a trip to India with other international young Buddhists?

On 14th October 2016 Buddhist India will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism and the immediate conversions of hundreds of thousands of his followers. The greatest of those celebrations will be held at...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Jnanasuri's eye-witness account of Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 11:21

Jnanasuri's eye-witness account of Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 11:21

On this day, 14th October 1956, Dr BR Ambedkar publicly converted to Buddhism, followed by hundreds of thousands of his followers, fellow members of India’s Scheduled Castes, escaping their oppression as what were formerly termed “Untouchable” people. Such mass conversions continue to this day.

As a little girl, Jnanasuri was there at the ceremony in Nagpur. Today she is the most senior Dhammacharini in India; one of Triratna’s two Indian female public preceptors, responsible for the training of the 850 Indian women currently...

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