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Something to Celebrate!

By vajratara on Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 12:50

Something to Celebrate!

By vajratara on Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 12:50

Happy Dr Ambedkar Jayanti!

Dr Ambedkar would have been 129 today. You might be wondering how we are celebrating in India? Online of course, so you can join in!  Did you know we have a Tiratna India Youtube page? This page has been live-streaming talks, celebrations and songs to 5000 people!  Rumour has it that Subhuti will appear there at 3.30 this afternoon…

To subscribe to the Triratna India Channel click here....

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Remembering Bhante in India

By vajratara on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:49

Remembering Bhante in India

By vajratara on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:49

A very moving film of Bhante in India. Despite the constant attention and long train rides, he looks so delighted to see the Indian Buddhists. Let us continue his work in India in his memory with the India Dhamma Trust.

I hope the time will come when all Buddhists will consider themselves to be just Buddhists. We don’t want to be Hinayana or Mahayana 
Buddhists. We don’t want to be Indian or English Buddhists. We don’t want to be

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Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Maitriveer Nagarjuna interviews Bhante about his meetings with Dr. Ambedkar. In this rare and precious footage, Sangharakshita also talks about how he felt compelled to go to Nagpur on the night that Babaseb died, just seven weeks after he’d converted to Buddhism. That night, on the back of a cycle rickshaw, Bhante gave the first of hundreds of talks encouraging Dr. Ambedkar’s loyal followers to keep his legacy alive.

This is a twenty five minute extract from a longer interview that was conducted in...

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The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk three)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 17:57

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk three)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 17:57

In the third, but not the final. talk of this series, Suvajra looks at Right Livelihood and Art in the Spiritual Life. 

Again, the similarities between Sangharakshita and Dr. Ambedkar’s thinking on these two special contributions to Triratna culture is explored.

This is not the final talk because Suvajra intends to complete the series on October 14th when the Adhisthana community and friends will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism....

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The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk two)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 10:56

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk two)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 10:56

Continuing his series on Sangharakshita’s eight main contributions to Triratna, Suvajra explores Spiritual Friendship and the Individual.

He highlights similar views and aspirations that Babasaheb had for his followers when embracing the Buddha Dhamma, using anecdotes and observations from his many years spent in India.

India Dhamma Trust:
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The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part two)

By Carunalaka on Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part two)

By Carunalaka on Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

In part two of Suvajra’s first talk in a series about Sangharakshita’s eight special contributions to Triratna, he talks about the Twenty-four Nidana Chain and Higher Evolution.

These, he says, are unique to Bhante’s approach.

Suvajra also draws on the Buddha’s teaching and makes the link with Babasaheb’s approach to transcendence from suffering through faith and so on.

India Dhamma Trust:
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'Ambedkar' movie by Jabbar Patel

By Carunalaka on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 17:37

'Ambedkar' movie by Jabbar Patel

By Carunalaka on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 17:37

Here is a link to ‘Ambedkar’ by Jabbar Patel. It’s the story of his life, struggles, and ultimate conversion to Buddhism - and winner of three India National Awards (Best Actor, Best Art Direction, and Best English language film).

Movie download site Zinemaya describes it thus - “this is one of the finest historical films made in Independent India. This movie takes place between the years 1901 to 1956, a period of great social upheavals and revolutionary movements around...

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The Power of the Sangha: a story of transformation

By vajratara on Thu, 25 Feb, 2016 - 12:23

The Power of the Sangha: a story of transformation

By vajratara on Thu, 25 Feb, 2016 - 12:23

An interview with the very impressive Ratnakumar, an Order Member you have directly sponsored to transform his life and enter the Order. Originally from Orissa, Ratnakumar started life with the stigma of being a dalit in village India: not being able to sit with upper caste children in the class room or play with them in the sports grounds. Even the shop keepers would ask him to leave his money on the floor rather than take it from his hand...

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Transforming Self, Transforming Society

By Carunalaka on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 12:29

Transforming Self, Transforming Society

By Carunalaka on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 12:29

Dhammachari Yashosagar talks openly about how Dr BR Ambedkar saw the transformation that needed to take place for millions of Indian people to escape the bonds of the caste.

He taught that the way for the Dalit people to overcome the indignity and suffering endorsed by the Hindu religion was to convert to Buddhsim, take responsibility for their own lives and help others to take responsibility for theirs.

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QAWWALI IN DAPOLI

By Suryaprabha on Thu, 29 May, 2014 - 17:25

QAWWALI IN DAPOLI

By Suryaprabha on Thu, 29 May, 2014 - 17:25THE FIRST of two pieces of qawwali music I filmed in Dapoli, Konkan, India at the BH hostel in 2006. Probably in a room after puja on an all ages retreat during a traditional Indian holiday. It is just as I filmed it. It could be a Sufi-Buddhist fusion though I don’t understand the words they are singing. However, the youthful, even intoxicated male energy comes over as clearly now as that time. By the way, virtually...

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