Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Amoghasiddhi: The Power of Sangha (Full 50voices Interview)

By Zac on Sun, 25 Sep, 2022 - 14:44

Many people in the Triratna Buddhist Community know Amoghasiddhi for his kind and welcoming smile, as well as his tireless Dharma work for our sangha in Nagpur, India. Now part of the ordination team in India, as well as a member of Indian Public Preceptors Kula, Amoghasiddhi has been ordained for over 30 years. 

In this moving interview with Candradasa, originally recorded back in 2018 for the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Project, the pair cover a lot of...

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Feeling the Heat: Communities Adapting to a Changing Climate

By Ananta on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 10:01

Feeling the Heat: Communities Adapting to a Changing Climate

By Ananta on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 10:01

At Karuna USA we believe that every individual deserves a decent life and the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of caste, race or ethnicity. This ‘vision’ is oh-so apparent to us as temperatures soar across the globe.

With records continuing to be broken in the US and Europe, Karuna USA’s focus countries of India, Nepal and Bangladesh are similarly suffering under the staggering heat. March and April of this year were the hottest on record in India, regularly...

Triratna News
Triratna News

People to People Project, Nagpur: 2021-2022 Report

By Zac on Fri, 29 Jul, 2022 - 12:32

We are happy to share the People to People Project report 2021-2022.

People to People is a social charity in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Started in 2008 by the initiative of Tejadhamma Khobragade and others, running projects for the upliftment of the underprivileged at Amravati, Bhandara, and Nagpur districts in India. People to People works in the areas of education, the empowerment of women, youths development, culture, and health. At present projects are being run in urban slums...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Manidhamma (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 8 Jun, 2022 - 11:25
The impact of Bhante’s visit was so great that I decided to give up my pilot’s career and go for training towards becoming an Order member…

Manidhamma’s Annals

In 1968 I was not yet born in this world. I was born after three years (1971) in a hamlet, Waghnath situated by confluence of the rivers Pus and Ship in central India. My parents were living a life of hardship and poverty, bonded labourers in the prevalent caste based social system of discrimination and...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Ratnakumar - Changing Self, Changing World (Full Interview)

By Zac on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 17:00

I asked him, if I would go there, will I get food? And he said “Yes, obviously there will be a feast and you can have enough to eat.’ And I thought then, ’I’ll go.’

In 1998 when Ratnakumar was 13 years old, one of his cousins asked him if he’d like to go to a public meeting. That meeting just so happened to be an anniversary celebration for the birthday of Dr. Bimrao Ambedkar, the great leader of India’s Dalit community...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Preceptor Appointment: Nagaketu

By ratnadharini on Tue, 19 Apr, 2022 - 08:57

Public Preceptor Appointment: Nagaketu

By ratnadharini on Tue, 19 Apr, 2022 - 08:57

Dear Order Members

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of Nagaketu, from Nagpur, India, as a Public Preceptor.

Nagaketu came in contact with the Sangha in 1988 in Nagpur, and was ordained by Subhuti in 1992. After ordination he established Right Livelihood projects, including a publishing house and bookshop. He became a mitra convenor, and the main coordinator of Mitra convening in India in 2010; in which role he participated in the International Council from it’s conception.

He is...

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Dr. Ambedkar and His Guided Movement for Liberation

By Centre Team on Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 20:28

Dr. Ambedkar and His Guided Movement for Liberation

By Centre Team on Thu, 14 Apr, 2022 - 20:28

A wonderful article by Maitriveer-Nagarjuna to mark an important day remembering Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and the millions he helped lead out of caste oppression. The struggle continues! 

On the 14th of April every year, the followers of Babasaheb all over the world will celebrate the Jayanti with joy and festivity. It is well-known fact that Babasaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was against hero worship and blind faith in any individual. 

Nonetheless, history tells every great liberator becomes iconic after the demise to

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Karuna USA! (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 426)

By Centre Team on Mon, 11 Apr, 2022 - 20:06

This week’s episode is a brilliant, edited conversation from the launch of Karuna USA live in New York City, featuring speakers from India, America and the UK.

Karuna USA believes that every individual deserves a decent life and the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of caste, race or ethnicity.

Social and economic systems with high levels of inequality hurt everyone’s progress. That’s a fact. Working together we can challenge these systems and ensure access to...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations in India

By lokeshvara on Sun, 3 Apr, 2022 - 13:31

Ordinations in India

By lokeshvara on Sun, 3 Apr, 2022 - 13:31

Dear Order Members,

Here is the list of new order members ordained at Nanded Urgyen Sangharakshita Meditation Centre on the 13th March 

Public Peceptor Chandrashil:

Maroti Ambaji Kadam becomes Vinayadhara - Upholder of discipline 
private preceptor Chandrabodhi

Siddhartha Tukara Lokde becomes Anantmati - Of infinite wisdom
private preceptor Anomadassi

Ishwardas R Punekar becomes Akshayamuni - Indestrucible sage
private preceptor Jnandhvaja

Ranjeet Arun Deshmikh becomes Guhyachaksu...

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