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India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Abhayadana Giving the Gift of Fearlessness

By vajratara on Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 16:52

The India Dhamma Trust helps support Dharmacharinis, including Abhayadana, who devote themselves to helping the Dhamma transform the lives of people in India.  She is over in the UK at the moment: she attended the International Council meeting and is now on retreat at Tiratanaloka.  Hear about her work with women in India.

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

One Month Retreat For Young Women In India

By vajratara on Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 - 21:53

One Month Retreat For Young Women In India

By vajratara on Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 - 21:53

The women’s ordination team, with Karunamaya and Padmasuri, led a one month’s Dhamma training course for young women in Nagpur. The culminated in Bodhgaya where those on the course led a 5 day retreat for women in Bihar. Watch this documentary and hear the participants talk about their experience. For me it seems an especially significant course. The young women learn about the Dhamma and Dr Ambedkar in the very heartland of modern Indian Buddhism. They then travel North to...

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Happy Dhamma Day!

By vajratara on Tue, 16 Jul, 2019 - 15:40

Happy Dhamma Day!

By vajratara on Tue, 16 Jul, 2019 - 15:40

Happy Dhamma Day everyone! A day to celebrate the gift of the Dhamma we have been given, and to enable others to benefit from the same gift.


‘Go now and wander for the welfare and happiness of happiness of many, out of compassion for the world, for the benefit, welfare and happiness of gods and humans. Teach the Dhamma that is beautiful in the beginning, beautiful in the middle and beautiful in the end, with the meaning and the letter.

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Our New Audio Magazine Podcast

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 22 Feb, 2019 - 10:35

Here’s the first episode of The Buddhist Centre Online’s new, occasional ‘audio magazine’, bringing you a selection of the highlights from across our community!

This episode includes an overview of the 2018 European Buddhist Union and Buddhist Teachers in Europe meetings, extracts from conversations with Mahasraddha, Director of the Abhayaratna Trust, and Vajratara, chair of the India Dhamma Trust as well as a brief introduction to Bodhipaksa’s latest book ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha!’

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Podcast - The Wonderful Problem

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 15:27

What we have is a very wonderful problem and the wonderful problem is that so many people are seeing the value of Buddhism in India and they are wanting to embrace Buddhism and the Buddhist path - and they are wanting to do that in their hundreds. But, of course, as we know, Buddhism is a path of practice. It requires careful study and training…it requires spiritual friendship. So who is going to meet these people?

Vajratara is the Chair of the...

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

New Mitra Study Module on Dr Ambedkar!

By vajratara on Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 11:47

New Mitra Study Module on Dr Ambedkar!

By vajratara on Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 11:47

We have a new Mitra study module on Dr Ambedkar! Check it out in Year 3, Module 8

About half the total Triratna Buddhist Community (friends and mitras) and a third of the Triratna Buddhist Order is in India. There is much that is shared throughout the whole Movement, including our basic teachings and practices, but one noticeable difference is the emphasis on Dr Ambedkar. At every class and on every retreat in India you will find on the...

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Remembering Bhante in India

By vajratara on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:49

Remembering Bhante in India

By vajratara on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 12:49

A very moving film of Bhante in India. Despite the constant attention and long train rides, he looks so delighted to see the Indian Buddhists. Let us continue his work in India in his memory with the India Dhamma Trust.

I hope the time will come when all Buddhists will consider themselves to be just Buddhists. We don’t want to be Hinayana or Mahayana 
Buddhists. We don’t want to be Indian or English Buddhists. We don’t want to be

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India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Dr Ambedkar and his followers embrace Buddhism - a personal perspective

By vajratara on Fri, 8 Dec, 2017 - 22:27

Jnanasuri talks about being in Nagpur in 1956 when Dr Ambedkar embraced Buddhism along with 400,000 of his followers. At the age of 13 she and her family took part in that momentous event that changed her life, and the lives of all who took part, forever. In Marathi with English translation by Bharati, extracted from a longer interview which took place at the Dr Ambedkar retreat at Adhisthana.

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Introduction to Ambedkar

By vajratara on Fri, 8 Dec, 2017 - 22:25

We recently ran a retreat at Adhisthana with a team of Indian Order Members introducing Ambedkar. Vajratara interviewed our fine panel of Indian Sangha - the highlight of which is Jnanasuri recounting her experiences of Ambedkar embracing Buddhism with 400,000 followers in 1956. She was there aged 13! Later in the retreat we recited the Refuges and Precepts after Jnanasuri, who had recited them after Dr Ambedkar himself. It was a very moving moment.

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

Chai and sweet stall

By mokshini on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 09:24

Chai and sweet stall

By mokshini on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 09:24

The India Dhamma Trust looks forward to welcoming you to their stall in the Adhisthana barn. They  will be serving Indian Chai (to an authentic recipe) along with delicious Indian sweets.

All proceeds will go to our charitable trust’s support of Dhamma work in India, enabling many thousands of New Buddhists there to turn their Buddhist hopes into a lived reality. Come and visit us any afternoon of the gathering. You can also find out more about the India Dhamma...

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