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A Dhamma revolutionary wedding in India

By Munisha on Wed, 19 Mar, 2014 - 00:20

A Dhamma revolutionary wedding in India

By Munisha on Wed, 19 Mar, 2014 - 00:20Shakyajata writes: “Dr B.R. Ambedkar, the great leader of the ‘outcaste’ (or ‘Dalit’) people of India, recommended in many of his writings a very specific way to put an end to the ‘hell of caste’ from which so many people still suffer in modern India. This ‘infallible’ method, he said, was exogamy: inter-caste marriage.

On 13th February, a Triratna marriage took place in India which was inter-cultural, even inter-racial, as well as inter-caste.

Tarun and Daya had...
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Triratna America - Dayamudra's Hall of Fame Award 2013

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 22:35

Triratna America - Dayamudra's Hall of Fame Award 2013

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 22:35As you might have heard in her delightful interview with us, Jai Bhim International’s Creative Director and Founder, Dayamudra receiving an award from her high school in the U.S. for her work with Jai Bhim International on June 9, 2013. She is introduced by her mother, Judi Dennehy…
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Triratna America - Jai Bhim International Gallery

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 20:55

Triratna America - Jai Bhim International Gallery

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 20:55
Jai Bhim International is an international community of friends committed to education, language learning, and youth empowerment—in a culture freed of caste prejudice and discrimination.

We collaborate with India-based individuals and youth-led teams to implement  small, sustainable projects, including meditation...
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Triratna America - Dayamudra: Jai Bhim International

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 20:25
Dayamudra runs Jai Bhim International out of San Francisco, working with Dalit communities in India to escape the stigma of caste through education. This is a great interview where her natural passion for a cause that’s dear to her heart really shines through. An excellent introduction to the injustices of ‘untouchability’ in India and to how to move beyond it. Practically inspiring words from an inspired lady!

Jai Bhim’s website: http://jaibhiminternational.org

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Buddhist Voices from India - Jnanasuri Interview

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Mar, 2013 - 07:20
As part of our ‘Buddhist Voices’ series we’re delighted to present this extended interview with Dharmacharini Jnanasuri, one of the very first Indian women to be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order and a pioneering Dharma worker for many years, before and since joining our community.

The interview focusses initially on the historic mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956 by the Scheduled Caste people of Maharashtra, conducted by their great leader Dr. Ambedkar...
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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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India Boo No. 6 - Lokamitra on the future in India

By Candradasa on Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 - 18:22
A very special extended edition of the podcast with Lokamitra, one of the first generation of Order members and founder of so much of the Triratna Movement in India. A chance then, on a day of explorations around leadership and the future, to turn our attention to India. Any conversation with Lokamitra tends to the fascinating and this is no exception. Much to ponder, and a chance to celebrate a complex, generous man whose work has benefitted so...
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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...
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Lokamitra's Presentation on the Work of Nagaloka (Slideshow Pictures)

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 - 18:12

Lokamitra's Presentation on the Work of Nagaloka (Slideshow Pictures)

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 - 18:12
Here are the slides Lokamitra played as he gave his inspiring talk on working to liberate the new Buddhists of India from the horrors of the caste system. The sort of presentation that makes you want to change your life! Engaged Buddhism at its best…

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