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BBC Radio 4 covers Dalit revolution

By Munisha on Fri, 15 May, 2015 - 00:46

BBC Radio 4 covers Dalit revolution

By Munisha on Fri, 15 May, 2015 - 00:46

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.

Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media

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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

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...
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Buddha & The Future of His Religion

By vajratara on Sat, 15 Mar, 2014 - 14:26

Buddha & The Future of His Religion

By vajratara on Sat, 15 Mar, 2014 - 14:26Do you want the Dharma to bring about change for good in society? There are still places left on this retreat where we will look at the key teachings of both Sangharakshita and Dr Ambedkar as important Buddhists who have significant things to say about bringing Buddhism to the modern world. Both of them chose Buddhism as the most relevant and helpful religion for the modern age. As Dr Ambedkar says ‘to spread Buddhism is to serve mankind.’

If...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating Ambedkar's birthday - April 14th

By lokabandhu on Sat, 13 Apr, 2013 - 05:25

Celebrating Ambedkar's birthday - April 14th

By lokabandhu on Sat, 13 Apr, 2013 - 05:25Tomorrow - April 14th - sees the 122nd anniversary of the birth of Dr. Ambedkar, inspiration to many millions of India’s ‘Dalits’ and leader of their mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956. As our way of celebrating this important date in Triratna’s calendar, we’re delighted to offer you this link to ‘Ambedkar’, the 2000 movie by Jabbar Patel. It’s the story of his life, struggles, and ultimate conversion to Buddhism - and winner of three India National Awards...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ambedkar Day celebrated across Triratna Buddhist Community

By lokabandhu on Sat, 13 Oct, 2012 - 06:05

Ambedkar Day celebrated across Triratna Buddhist Community

By lokabandhu on Sat, 13 Oct, 2012 - 06:05We bring this week’s stories of India to a close with news of some of the celebrations planned, past and present, around the Triratna Buddhist Community in honour of tomorrow’s ‘Ambedkar Day’ - anniversary of the October 14th 1956 conversion of Dr. Ambedkar to Buddhism.

In Sheffield they’re planning an Ambedkar Day on Saturday 27 October featuring talks, practice, food and a film; in London Priyadaka and Manjusiha are co-leading a day retreat at the...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmachari Amitayus and the gift of the Dharma

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 - 06:05

Dharmachari Amitayus and the gift of the Dharma

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 - 06:05We continue our ‘India week’ on Triratna News with a profile of Amitayus, a young Indian Order Member living and working in Amaravati, a busy city in Maharastra, central India. He’s one of over 450 Order Members in India.

Like many others, Amitayus’ grandfather’s job was ‘untouchable’ work, to carry dead animals away from the village. His grandparents often had no food except the flesh of rotting animals. With no land of their own, they were forced...
Triratna News
Triratna News

A week of celebration: Ambedkar and the new Indian Buddhism

By lokabandhu on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 09:17

A week of celebration: Ambedkar and the new Indian Buddhism

By lokabandhu on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 09:17Next Sunday sees major celebrations across India as up to ten million new Indian Buddhists celebrate the conversion to Buddhism in 1956 of their great leader Dr. Ambedkar. In recognition of his extraordinary contribution to modern Buddhism, we’re devoting the whole of next week’s stories on Triratna News to exploring aspects of his legacy in India - a significant part of which has been carried forwards by the work of the Indian wing of the Triratna Buddhist Community and its...

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