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Karuna Contribute to Report about Links between Caste and Poverty

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 15:54

Karuna Contribute to Report about Links between Caste and Poverty

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 15:54

Karuna has contributed to a new report just launched by a group of NGOs. The report has found that caste and other forms of “discrimination based on work and descent” (DWD) continues to be a barrier to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the UN in 2015. This form of discrimination occurs in at least 20 countries and is often associated with slavery.

Karuna was established in 1980 by members...

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Community Highlights

Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Kusaladevi writes about her experience working for Karuna: ”It’s hard to summarise my time working at Karuna. It was such a significant part of my life for around 8 years, coinciding with my ordination process and it feels hard to separate the two out. I feel so fortunate to have worked for a charity that combined my interest in International Development with the Dharma.

I never ever would have...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala is suffering its worst floods for 100 years. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and are living in over 1,000 relief camps set up in the State. There have been a number of deaths and many serious injuries. Many are missing. The numbers are rising all the time. But even in such disaster, ugly face of untouchability rises and Dalits are discriminated during relief, as reported by India Today on July 24th, 2018. It happened earlier in Gujarat Earthquake; even the Tsunami...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

By Centre Team on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 18:49

Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

By Centre Team on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 18:49

We’re delighted to mark the 60th anniversary of the mass conversion to Buddhism of Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar’s followers in India with a special new online space dedicated to his memory, and to those carrying forward his great work throughout the world. 

Visit the new website: Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

See more from the celebrations in India to mark 60 years of liberation

Follow The Buddhist Centre Online coverage...

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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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas - How Caste Oppresses Women

By Dayamudra on Sun, 30 Nov, 2014 - 14:56

#EthicalChristmas - How Caste Oppresses Women

By Dayamudra on Sun, 30 Nov, 2014 - 14:56“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

Dalit girls and women, those from the lower caste communities, traditionally called “untouchable”, are the most vulnerable of all people in India. These are our students, fellow teachers and our friends at Jai Bhim International, inspired by the social activist and Chief Architect of the Indian constitution, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. Females in this...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas: Jai Bhim International - A Fire And A Tsunami

By Dayamudra on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 14:26

#EthicalChristmas: Jai Bhim International - A Fire And A Tsunami

By Dayamudra on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 14:2610 years ago on Christmas day my house burned down, while I was on a Buddhist meditation retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains. Across the world, the same week, a tsunami destroyed villages on the coast of Chennai, southeast India, leaving whole communities homeless, jobless, displaced. Back in San Francisco, lying on Amy and Megan’s couch, feeling sorry for myself on New Year’s eve, faces of newly-orphaned children flickered across a tiny screen. That night I felt grateful for warm...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas - What Is Jai Bhim?

By Dayamudra on Fri, 28 Nov, 2014 - 16:32

#EthicalChristmas - What Is Jai Bhim?

By Dayamudra on Fri, 28 Nov, 2014 - 16:32Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar might be the most famous Indian you’ve never heard of. Yet if you go into any village, any town, any city, anywhere in India, you will see statues, paintings, and shrines devoted to him. Did you know that there are more statues in his image than of anyone else in the country? You will hear people every day, if you listen carefully, greeting one another with “Jai Bhim”. “Long live Dr. Ambedkar and his comitment...
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Buddhist Centre Features

#EthicalChristmas: Jai Bhim International - Give Them Shelter!

By Centre Team on Wed, 26 Nov, 2014 - 19:46

#EthicalChristmas: Jai Bhim International - Give Them Shelter!

By Centre Team on Wed, 26 Nov, 2014 - 19:46We’re delighted to welcome as partners in our #ethicalchristmas campaign the wonderful team at Jai Bhim International.

Although they won’t sell you something for Christmas, they’ll certainly do something amazing with your money when you give someone you love the gift of supporting Jai Bhim’s inspiring new Give Them Shelter appeal to build a dormitory for girl students in India.

Support Give Them Shelter


Jai Bhim International is a...
Buddhist Centre Features
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#EthicalChristmas: Money, Ethics, and Dharma Practice - A New Campaign on The Buddhist Centre Online

By Candradasa on Wed, 8 Oct, 2014 - 17:00

#EthicalChristmas: Money, Ethics, and Dharma Practice - A New Campaign on The Buddhist Centre Online

By Candradasa on Wed, 8 Oct, 2014 - 17:00A couple of months ago I was sitting in a room at Adhisthana, listening to my friend Mokshini speak very movingly about some quite profound shifts in her own sense of Dharma practice. She talked about having newly considered in her own life the sorts of issues raised by Triratna’s participation in Buddhist Action Month every year: environmental concerns, economic questions, all manner of socially engaged topics relevant to anyone looking to explore the...

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