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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

A Buddhist Revolution

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 00:32

A Buddhist Revolution

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 00:32

Sunday, October 21st, 9.30am-12pm

In 1956 Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the leader of the Indian Dalits (ex-Untouchables,) converted to Buddhism and started a movement that is transforming Indian society. Although the revival of the Dharma in the Buddha’s homeland is largely unknown outside of India, millions of Indian Buddhists are trying to change their lives by adopting the values and teachings of the Buddha. Their struggle casts light on the nature of the Dharma as a universal path to...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Amoghasiddhi

Posted by Candradasa to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Tue, 11 Sep, 2018 - 17:28

I don’t want to do any job anywhere. I just want to devote myself, a little money will do. And this is what I really want.

Amoghasiddhi’s Annals

In 1968 I was six years old studying in first standard in Nagpur.

In 1978 I was involved with the social organisation called Samata Sainik Dal, which was founded by Dr Ambedkar it means equality volunteers organisation.

In 1988 I came in contact with the Sangha. I started organising Dhamma talks and attending Dhamma classes. In the same year I started...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala is suffering its worst floods for 100 years. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and are living in over 1,000 relief camps set up in the State. There have been a number of deaths and many serious injuries. Many are missing. The numbers are rising all the time. But even in such disaster, ugly face of untouchability rises and Dalits are discriminated during relief, as reported by India Today on July 24th, 2018. It happened earlier in Gujarat Earthquake; even the Tsunami...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Amitamati and Ratnadeva

Posted by Candradasa to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 16:21

It’s like the laboratory of our minds.
Ratnadeva

It excites me too, the science… very strong links, science and Dharma.
Amitamati

NB. Amitamati has been in touch to say that in track 3 when she refers to having studied “Social Sciences” for 25 years she actually meant “Life Sciences”.

Amitamati’s Annals

In 1968: I wasn’t born! May be My consciousness was waiting for the right womb!

I was born in 1970 into a Buddhist family – my grandparents on both sides had converted with Dr...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life: Doing a Karuna Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life: Doing a Karuna Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Prajnaketu, Triratna’s Young Buddhist Co-ordinator, is on his first Karuna Appeal! He’s been sharing how it’s been going on the Young Buddhist blog

A Karuna appeal is an opportunity to practise generosity and live in a Buddhist community while also raising money to help support and empower India’s Dalit community.

Prajnaketu has been sharing his experiences during the appeal: knocking on that first door to help raise money for projects in India, getting his first Standing Order, and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Young Indian Futures

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:07

Young Indian Futures

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:07

Young Indian Futures has been successfully giving independence and dignity to young people from poor families in some of the most underdeveloped parts of India; and the project is growing, giving a bright future and freedom from poverty, to more and more underprivileged young people.

It’s a small Triratna project, funded entirely by voluntary efforts, based at Aryaloka Computer Institute, Nagpur, India. The Young Indian Futures Project gives training in computing, and other desirable employment skills, to young people from deprived communities in India. Over...

Bahujan Hitay, Nagpur
Bahujan Hitay, Nagpur

Personal Safety Training

Posted by tejadhamma to Bahujan Hitay, Nagpur on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 16:56

Personal Safety Training

Posted by tejadhamma to Bahujan Hitay, Nagpur on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 16:56

Under TBMSG Nagpur Trust our staff of Bahujan Hitay Project and Women Social Project including Girls hostel attend a recent training on Personal Safety Training to get understanding on Child Abuse and prevention including psychological help. This training is very useful to the staff while running project.

We express our thanks to Karuna Trust, UK who...

People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

In Bhandara District, New Learning Club opened

Posted by tejadhamma to People to People, Nagpur, India. on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 16:40

In Bhandara District, New Learning Club opened

Posted by tejadhamma to People to People, Nagpur, India. on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 16:40

We extended our work out of Nagpur. Our new additional area is Bhandara also ! PTP started a new Learning Club for the children of Mine’s Labour at Chikhala Mines area at Bhandara District for the age group of 10 to 16.

This learning club provides children free educational access. Those children are very happy to join the class. Mr/ Rajik Khan is helping  children...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Purna

Posted by Satyalila to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 16:02

I couldn’t have done it any other way, as hard as it was…

Purna’s Annals 

In 1968 I turned 20 and was in the second year of a Maths and Physics degree. Joined my brother for a yacht trip around the South Pacific for two months, sailing to Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. Hove to for three days surviving a tropical cyclone. Finished my degree and started travelling in South-East Asia and India to find a Buddhist meditation teacher.

In 1978, having been ordained by Bhante on...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Aryaloka Computer Education, India

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 8 Aug, 2018 - 17:24

Aryaloka Computer Education, India

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 8 Aug, 2018 - 17:24

The Aryaloka Computer Education Project in India aims to fulfil the vision of Dr Ambedkar: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity in which everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background. In line with that vision they offer computer education, personal development, English and self-defence training and particularly work with women as the education and job prospects of girls and women are low in India.  Two women, Priyal Kishor Ukey and Swati Shamrao Kawle, share how the Aryaloka Computer Education Project made...

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