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From Janos Orsos, a Dhammamitra in Hungary

By jyotika on Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 12:12

From Janos Orsos, a Dhammamitra in Hungary

By jyotika on Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 12:12

The following tribute is from Janos Orsos, who is a Dhammamitra in Hungary. He is a Roma/Gypsy. He has been pivotal in the establishment of the Jai Bhim Network, a Buddhist community in the country, and, along with a number of others, has set up the Dr Ambedkar High School, which educates Roma/Gypsy children.

“Bhante was a hero, a saint, and he will remain so in the hearts of many, many people. I’ve no doubt that he is now happy and at

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5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Expressing the Bodhisattva Ideal in the World: Ambedkar and the Gypsies in Hungary

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 11:53

Expressing the Bodhisattva Ideal in the World: Ambedkar and the Gypsies in Hungary

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 11:53

From the 10th to the 13th May 2018 the Dutch and the Belgian Sanghas are holding an Order-Mitra Convention at the Dutch retreat centre Metta Vihara, to which they have invited some Mitras from the Hungarian gypsy community. The Convention will be held in English and any Mitra or Order Member are welcome to attendFuture Dharma have provided funding to enable these Mitras, as well as Maitriveer Nagarjuna - who will be giving a key talk on Dr Ambedkar - to attend...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Jai Bhim! The Roma Buddhists of Hungary

By Munisha on Fri, 23 Sep, 2016 - 11:57

Jai Bhim! The Roma Buddhists of Hungary

By Munisha on Fri, 23 Sep, 2016 - 11:57

Mokshapriya is a British film-maker, founder in 1992 of Clear Vision, Triratna’s video project in Manchester, UK. Here’s the video he made recently about the Dr Ambedkar High School, founded by Hungarian mitras for Hungary’s Roma/gypsy community, inspired by Dr BR Ambedkar and the achievements of India’s ‘New Buddhists’.

“My first visit to Hungary took me far from the delights of Buda and Pest to an even greater wonder, in the rural north east of the country. Here, a...

Triratna News
Triratna News

'Angry Buddha' coming soon

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 23:36

'Angry Buddha' coming soon

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 23:36

As we move toward the 60th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion, we hear news of a documentary film about the curious and inspiring story of the Hungarian gypsies who were inspired to start Dr Ambedkar High School, to help young Roma/gypsies to a better life.

Due for international launch and screenings later this year, ‘Angry Buddha’ is the work of Austrian filmmaker Stefan Ludwig. Giving a picture of life in a Hungarian gypsy community, it tells the story of Janós...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Gypsy Buddhists in Hungary; and a job opportunity

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 14:25

Gypsy Buddhists in Hungary; and a job opportunity

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 14:25Subhuti leaves the UK for India once again this week – but this time with three mitras from Hungary: Janos, Tibor and Kubu. Here he writes about Hungary’s new gypsy Buddhist movement and its Jai Bhim Networkand the opportunity to apply for the post of manager of its Dr BR Ambedkar High School in Hungary. (“Gypsy” is their preferred term.)

“Janos Orsos comes from a very poor gypsy settlement; Tibor Derdák...