Do you want to live this year with deeper meaning and purpose?
To develop more kindness, with others.. for others..
and move beyond ways that limit you?
For over fourty years people in our community have choosen to deepen their practice by joining a Karuna fundraising appeal team. Many have said that doing an appeal was one of the most significant and transformative times of their dharma lives.
Fundraising as a spiritual practice means remembering to open to what’s alive in each moment, meeting fear with metta...
Today we celebrate Dr Ambedkar publicly converting Buddhism and formally Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels of Buddhism with hundreds of thousands of his followers. Join us this evening (UK) with the LBC, and on Monday evening (UK) with Manchester Buddhist Centre.
Lokamitra, who moved to India in the 1970s, to help spread the Dhamma, is giving a talk right now! If you can’t tune in, catch up later.
Dr Ambedkar’s life was far from easy. He had to struggle with discrimination, poverty and disappointment. Yet, in the heart of his struggle arose the profound desire to help alleviate the sufferings of all beings. He spent the rest of his life honouring that vow. Vajratara, Chair of India Dhamma Trust, will be exploring what were the conditions for Dr Ambedkar to make that vow, and how we can learn from his example.
We have a new Mitra study module on Dr Ambedkar! Check it out in Year 3, Module 8.
About half the total Triratna Buddhist Community (friends and mitras) and a third of the Triratna Buddhist Order is in India. There is much that is shared throughout the whole Movement, including our basic teachings and practices, but one noticeable difference is the emphasis on Dr Ambedkar. At every class and on every retreat in India you will find on the...
I am writing a new mitra study module introducing Dr Ambedkar to Westerners and exploring his influence on Sangharakshita and Triratna. I am planning to launch it on the Dhamma Revolution Retreat at Adhisthana 17-19 November, with the help of the Indian Public Preceptors. If you are going on Convention or Pilgrimage to India next year, or if you are interested in doing this module, come to that weekend! It’s a great opportunity to hear about Ambedkar and Triratna...
‘After my contact with Dr Ambedkar and his followers I became much more aware of the social dimension of Buddhism and, in fact, the social dimension of life itself’
Dr Ambedkar is, in Sangharakshita’s terminology, one of the greatest Buddhists of the 20th century and a profound influence on Sangharakshita’s life and thought. Deeply committed to the uplift of the most marginalised communities in India, Dr Ambedkar saw the Dhamma as a means of individual and social transformation. This...
This conference will explore why Dr Ambedkar embraced Buddhism and why he encouraged his followers to do the same. We will look at how Buddhism is practised in India now, and how it has changed the lives of many of its followers. We will ask how Dr Ambedkar’s understanding of Buddhism can influence Buddhist practice all over the world, and we will examine what the future holds for Buddhism in India.
As followers of Dr Ambedkar living in Europe, your attendance, input,...
BBC Radio 4’s new series ‘India in 50 lives’ kicked off on Monday with a 15-minute programme about the Buddha and his influence on today’s Dalits (formerly known as Untouchables). Briefly we hear the voice of Dr Ambedkar.
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.