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Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Maitriveer Nagarjuna interviews Bhante about his meetings with Dr. Ambedkar. In this rare and precious footage, Sangharakshita also talks about how he felt compelled to go to Nagpur on the night that Babaseb died, just seven weeks after he’d converted to Buddhism. That night, on the back of a cycle rickshaw, Bhante gave the first of hundreds of talks encouraging Dr. Ambedkar’s loyal followers to keep his legacy alive.

This is a twenty five minute extract from a longer interview that was conducted in...

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The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk three)

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 17:57

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk three)

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 17:57

In the third, but not the final. talk of this series, Suvajra looks at Right Livelihood and Art in the Spiritual Life. 

Again, the similarities between Sangharakshita and Dr. Ambedkar’s thinking on these two special contributions to Triratna culture is explored.

This is not the final talk because Suvajra intends to complete the series on October 14th when the Adhisthana community and friends will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism....

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The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk two)

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 10:56

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk two)

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 10:56

Continuing his series on Sangharakshita’s eight main contributions to Triratna, Suvajra explores Spiritual Friendship and the Individual.

He highlights similar views and aspirations that Babasaheb had for his followers when embracing the Buddha Dhamma, using anecdotes and observations from his many years spent in India.

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

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

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

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

In part two of Suvajra’s first talk in a series about Sangharakshita’s eight special contributions to Triratna, he talks about the Twenty-four Nidana Chain and Higher Evolution.

These, he says, are unique to Bhante’s approach.

Suvajra also draws on the Buddha’s teaching and makes the link with Babasaheb’s approach to transcendence from suffering through faith and so on.

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The Buddha, Dr Ambedkar and Sangharaksita

Posted by Carunalaka to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 16:26

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