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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. 
 

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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

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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...

ecodharma
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

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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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Dharmabyte: Buddhism and Activism

By Rijupatha on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 21:55
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Lokabandhu speaks on the topic of “Buddhism and Activism”, describing how becoming an active force for good in the world through direct social engagement is an integral part of Buddhist practice. Part of the longer talk “Buddhism, Social Engagement, and Non-Violent Direct Action” given in the Dharma Parlour at the...
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FBA Podcast: A Challenge to the Modern World

By Rijupatha on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 21:46

FBA Podcast: A Challenge to the Modern World

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A robust talk for this week’s FBA Podcast entitled “A Challenge to the Modern World”, by Sagaraghosa, critiquing structural elements of our society from a Buddhist standpoint, and exploring what we can do to bring about a society more in line with Reality.
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Dharmabyte: Introducing Eco Dharma

By Rijupatha on Mon, 8 Dec, 2014 - 21:32
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Amalaketu talks about Eco Dharma at Colchester Buddhist Centre’s Sangha Night series on Engaged Buddhism. Entitled “Introducing Eco Dharma”, he maps out the possible Buddhist response to the environmental crisis...

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