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Buddhism and Inequality: An Opportunity to Respond to Need in India

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 - 11:30

For the home retreat, we have been reflecting on material from Vajragupta around Sailing the Worldly Winds. As Vajragupta said in one of his introductory talks, the worldly winds can blow both individually, within us, but also within society and the world. 

We have an opportunity when ‘Sailing the Worldly Winds’ to remember that they are not personal - they don’t only blow through us, but they blow all over the world and in some places and some cases they...

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Dharmabyte: The Caste System In India

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is about The Caste System In India by Amoghasiddhi, a public preceptor in India, who shares about the influence of Dr. Ambedkar on his life and community.

Listen to the Yashosagar, another public preceptor, on this same occasion The Caste System In India.

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The Lion's Roar: Talks from the International Order Convention

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 15:03

Here is a selection of talks from the 2018 International Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India on the theme of ‘Sinhanada, the Lion’s Roar’.  

Firstly, we have a rousing, uncompromisingly radical talk from Maitriveer-Nagarjuna evoking the fire that drove Doctor Bimrao Ambedkar to work tirelessly on behalf of the so-called Dalit “Untouchable” people in order to free them from the evils of the Hindu caste system. He reframes Doctor Ambedkar as a radical for the ages, of greater and broader...

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Lokamitra - The Sangha and the Structure of Social Change

By Candradasa on Sun, 3 Mar, 2013 - 16:17
Lokamitra is the ideal person to talk about the amazing transformative influence of the Dharma on people’s lives. Its power to effect change in Indian society in seemingly intractable areas like caste offers a hopeful glimpse of the future for any Buddhist community with aspirations to embody the Buddha’s teachings on the pre-eminence of mind in shaping the world we inhabit.

Looking at both Sangharakshita’s teaching on Buddhism and ‘The New Society’ and Dr. Ambedkar’s Dhamma revolution,...
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Lokamitra's Presentation on the Work of Nagaloka (Audio)

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 - 18:21
Lokamitra is a true pioneer of Dhamma work. A founding figure of Triratna in India, home of the Buddha, he’s been steadily working together with teams of friends to revitalise Buddhism in its native land. His life has been dedicated particularly to helping ‘Scheduled Caste’ people escape the hell of their situation by embracing the teachings of the Buddha and the example of their great visionary leader, Dr. Ambedkar.

Here he talks...