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Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 22:41

Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 22:41

In ‘Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar’, Subhuti offers four main reasons why we might remember and honour the great Dr Ambedkar.

This video also includes fact sheets about Dr Ambedkar’s life, the work of Triratna in India and attempts to capture the essence and transformative power of the Dhamma revolution.  

Dr Ambedkar’s vision for the potential of Buddhism as creating a Pure-land is not just for India; it’s an important message for the whole world. 

Produced by India Dhamma Trust....

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India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

A Buddhist Revolution

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:32

In the second of a series of talks about Dr Ambedkar and his relevance to Western Buddhists, Dhammacharini Vajratara uses the example of Dr Ambedkar and the Indian Buddhists to show how Buddhism is revolutionary.

Do we need a revolution? If we do, what kind of revolution do we need? Vajratara argues that the real revolution is a revolution of mind, and it is the revolution of mind that creates a revolution in society. This is something Dr Ambedkar saw, and he...

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Radical Buddhism, Changing the Myth of Society - Dh Vajratara

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:28

The first of a series of talks about Dr Ambedkar and his relevance to Western Buddhists. In a culture of unprecedented freedom, Dhammacharini Vajratara asks how we choose which path to follow?  This was the question facing Dr Ambedkar who had a burning issue to solve - untouchability.

Vajratara introduces Dr Ambedkar by showing his methods of solving this problem, and how he came to realise more than political, economic or social action was needed. She also explains how he came to choose...

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Dr Ambedkar and His Importance For the Future of Buddhism

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:24

Dhammacharini Vajratara argues that Dr Ambedkar is not just relevant for India or for the oppressed, but essential for modern Buddhism all over the world, challenging us to move beyond a comfortable Buddhism that fits neatly into modern consumer society.

The talk was given at a retreat at Rivendell for young people comparing the teachings of Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita. Those on the retreat were asked to read Buddha and the Future of His Religion and Blueprint for a New world in preparation.

Singhamanas...

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Dr Ambedkar for India and the World

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:03

Dhammacharini Vajratara talks about the significance of Dr. Ambedkar, not only for India, but for Buddhists all around the world, and for society as a whole.

Given on the World on Fire retreat at Adhisthana in June 2015. 
 

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhafield 2016!

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Jan, 2016 - 18:15

Buddhafield 2016!

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Jan, 2016 - 18:15

Satydarshin over at Buddhafield has provided this most excellent graphic overview of the events planned so far in 2016.

Download and keep! 

Further information 
www.buddhafield.com/festival
www.buddhafield.com/gea
www.buddhafield.com/retreats

Triratna News
Triratna News

Urge your government to counter Buddhist violence against Muslims in Burma

By Munisha on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 12:44

Urge your government to counter Buddhist violence against Muslims in Burma

By Munisha on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 12:44

Please join Buddhists around the world speaking out in defence of ethnic Muslim minorities displaced by ethnic Buddhist violence in southeast Asia, especially the Rohingya people of Burma (Myanmar).

A report published by Queen Mary University, London, says the Rohingya are facing the final stages of genocide”.

Richard Reoch of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition in the USA, writes:
“Please speak up for the tens of thousands of displaced people in southeast Asia...

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ecodharma

Action from Depth: Ecodharma build new UK links

By guhyapati on Thu, 5 Feb, 2015 - 18:15

Action from Depth: Ecodharma build new UK links

By guhyapati on Thu, 5 Feb, 2015 - 18:15This summer Ecodharma will be joining forces with Gaia House teacher Rob Burbea and Freely Given Retreats to offer a new training in the UK. Action from Depth is a shorter remix of the Engaged Buddhist Training that Ecodharma have been developing since 2010. The UK version will be co-designed by Rob and Ecodharma’s Guhyapati, with a strong emphasis on ecological activism just ahead of the United Nations Climate talks,...
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FBA Podcast: Meeting the Suffering of the World

By Rijupatha on Tue, 16 Dec, 2014 - 13:46

FBA Podcast: Meeting the Suffering of the World

By Rijupatha on Tue, 16 Dec, 2014 - 13:46Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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This week’s FBA Podcast entitled “Meeting the Suffering of the World”, by Maitrisara, was the last in a series of talks at Dharmapala College celebrating “40 Years of the New Society”. Here Maitrisara takes on the topic of compassion in action...
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Dharmabyte: The Buddha Prevents a War

By Rijupatha on Thu, 11 Dec, 2014 - 13:16
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Sangharakshita recounts for us in today’s FBA Dharmabyte the Rohini incident in which “The Buddha Prevents a War”. The Buddha’s lone voice of sanity in this story is a wonderful template for us to work from when considering realistic courses of action in the modern world to promote peace and end warfare. Excerpted from the talk ...

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