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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

What...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Gypsy Education in Hungary in Crisis

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 14:47

Gypsy Education in Hungary in Crisis

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 14:47

Hungarian gypsies, known as the Roma community, have a deep connection with the Dalits of India. Both communities are segregated, unable to get access to education or employment, and are treated like lesser humans.  Just like the Indian Dharma Revolution gave a voice to the Dalits and inspired a mass human rights movement, the Hungarian branch of the Triratna Community has developed the ‘Jai Bhim Network’.  The Dr Ambedkar High School in Miskolc, Northern Hungary, is run by the...

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 International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Sunday at the International Gathering

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:09

Sunday at the International Gathering

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:09

On our last full day we heard from Triratna Hungary, with a presentation from mitra Tibor Derdak of the Dr Ambedkar High School, which offers gypsy girls and boys a way out of poverty and discrimination. As he said, quoting Subhuti, if the Buddha were to walk down the street in Hungary today, everyone would assume he was a gypsy.

Dhammamegha gave us an excellent talk on the importance of sangha and friendship: ‘Wisdom’s gathering: the difference that...

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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Munisha reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Oct, 2013 - 17:45

Munisha reports from the European Buddhist Union meeting

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Oct, 2013 - 17:45Nearly 40 Buddhists from all over Europe met for the annual weekend meeting of the European Buddhist Union at the end of September. (New website in progress.)

Membership of the EBU is open to national umbrella groups and to individual Buddhist groups. Delegates from a range of traditions (but currently weighted towards the Mahayana and Vajrayana) included gypsy Buddhists from Hungary’s Jai Bhim Network, a Sri Lankan from Norway, a Polish lama and a...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Appeal to support Hungarian Buddhist Sangha

By lokabandhu on Tue, 8 Nov, 2011 - 22:16

Appeal to support Hungarian Buddhist Sangha

By lokabandhu on Tue, 8 Nov, 2011 - 22:16Sam Rawling, Subhuti’s secretary, writes with this request, following their recent visit to Hungary and the Triratna sangha there. He says -

“Dear readers of Triratna News,

Following a recent news story on the work of our Dhammamitras in Hungary, we would like to ask for your help! As those of you who saw the story are aware, the Jai Bhim network - with whom Triratna have very strong links - are currently challenging the Hungarian...