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Young Indian Futures

By Centre Team on Wed, 18 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Young Indian Futures

By Centre Team on Wed, 18 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Will you be visiting India as an English speaker? Are you going to the International Order Convention at Bodh Gaya, 4th-11th February 2018?

Would you like to do something really creative and rewarding, to help the young Dalit Buddhists of India? Then you might be interested in this from Shakyajata at Young Indian Futures.

What is Young Indian Futures?
No, it’s nothing to do with the Stock Exchange! It’s a small Triratna project, funded entirely by voluntary efforts,...

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Indian mitras gather in very large numbers indeed

By Munisha on Tue, 8 Sep, 2015 - 16:44

Indian mitras gather in very large numbers indeed

By Munisha on Tue, 8 Sep, 2015 - 16:44

How many mitras do you know? If you are reading this in India, the answer is probably, A lot!

There are around 10,000 mitras in India (where they are known as dhammamitras), including a staggering 850 women who have asked for ordination. With numbers like this, the Indian Mitra Convenors have their work cut out. This year, so far, they have organised three large mitra conventions. 

Nagaketu writes: “The first took place at the Dikshabhumi in Nagpur (site of Dr Ambedkar’s...

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...
Buddhist Centre Features
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
Buddhist Centre Features

#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...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Letter From India by Viradhamma (No.1)

By viradhamma on Tue, 25 Feb, 2014 - 14:10

Letter From India by Viradhamma (No.1)

By viradhamma on Tue, 25 Feb, 2014 - 14:10The first in an occasional series of letters from India by Viradhamma from San Francisco in the U.S., on his travels through India working for DharmaJiva as part of their Buddhist Renaissance project. DharmaJiva is a non-sectarian Buddhist network that works against caste oppression and includes both Western and Asian Buddhist traditions.

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Dear Friends,

I am here in India on three-week trip, and I spent the first ten days in...

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