Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

By Centre Team on Wed, 19 Oct, 2016 - 21:11

Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

By Centre Team on Wed, 19 Oct, 2016 - 21:11

Our second short film from India marking the celebrations around the 60th anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s organisation of mass conversion to Buddhism for members of the Dalit community in order to escape the scourge of the Hindu caste system, which treats them as “untouchable.” 

As part of their ongoing work with the new Buddhists of India, the Nagaloka Institute (with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists) hosted a special conference dedicated to exploring social engagement and liberation...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Launching ‘The Complete Works of Sangharakshita’

By Candradasa on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 16:18

Launching ‘The Complete Works of Sangharakshita’

By Candradasa on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 16:18

The first volume to be published:
Dr Ambedkar and the Revival of Buddhism, I

Throughout his life, Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder and teacher, has poured his energy into bringing the Dharma to men and women from all backgrounds and walks of life, nationalities, castes and classes. His output in terms of the written and spoken word is very great. Last year over 1,000 of us contributed to his 90th birthday present: to fund the publication of his Complete Works. Now the...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Journey to the Diksha Bhumi - International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

By Centre Team on Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 22:41

Journey to the Diksha Bhumi - International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

By Centre Team on Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 22:41

In October 2016, young Triratna Buddhists from around the world gathered in India to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first mass conversions of Dalits (ex-Untouchable Indians) to Buddhism to escape the horrors of the Hindu caste system, inspired by their great leader Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.

Come with us to the place of that great historical event - the Diksha Bhumi! Rise Up! Reach Out!

Watch our second video from the celebrations: Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

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

Fundraising Appeal for the India Dhamma Trust

By vajratara on Wed, 31 Aug, 2016 - 17:26

Fundraising Appeal for the India Dhamma Trust

By vajratara on Wed, 31 Aug, 2016 - 17:26

Hear a little more about why your support of the India Dhamma Trust works magic!  An appeal given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Convention this summer.

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhist Action in India

By mokshini on Sun, 26 Jun, 2016 - 21:54

Buddhist Action in India

By mokshini on Sun, 26 Jun, 2016 - 21:54

Karunaprabha is a Triratna order member living in Pune, India. Here she talks about her life, about Dr Ambedkar, and about her work with the Green Tara Foundation which helps young girls and women in ten slum districts in Pune. She loves her work her, and says she has benefitted so much from contact with the Dharma in her life she really wants to give back - as she says, “we have compassion - but we must express it somewhere!” 

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

'Ambedkar' movie by Jabbar Patel

By Carunalaka on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 17:37

'Ambedkar' movie by Jabbar Patel

By Carunalaka on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 17:37

Here is a link to ‘Ambedkar’ by Jabbar Patel. It’s the story of his life, struggles, and ultimate conversion to Buddhism - and winner of three India National Awards (Best Actor, Best Art Direction, and Best English language film).

Movie download site Zinemaya describes it thus - “this is one of the finest historical films made in Independent India. This movie takes place between the years 1901 to 1956, a period of great social upheavals and revolutionary movements around...

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

Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 22:41

Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 22:41

In ‘Celebrating Dr B.R. Ambedkar’, Subhuti offers four main reasons why we might remember and honour the great Dr Ambedkar.

This video also includes fact sheets about Dr Ambedkar’s life, the work of Triratna in India and attempts to capture the essence and transformative power of the Dhamma revolution.  

Dr Ambedkar’s vision for the potential of Buddhism as creating a Pure-land is not just for India; it’s an important message for the whole world. 

Produced by India Dhamma Trust.

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Phone Campaign Karuna 2015

By Candradasa on Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 - 19:09

Phone Campaign Karuna 2015

By Candradasa on Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 - 19:09

In Spring of 2015 a team of volunteers spent six weeks at Karuna Trust Office in London giving the opportunity to the supporters to increase their donations for some of the poorest people in India.

Read about Karuna’s record-breaking year - and how you can help too!

For more information about Karuna visit karuna.org

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

The Power of the Sangha: a story of transformation

By vajratara on Thu, 25 Feb, 2016 - 12:23

The Power of the Sangha: a story of transformation

By vajratara on Thu, 25 Feb, 2016 - 12:23

An interview with the very impressive Ratnakumar, an Order Member you have directly sponsored to transform his life and enter the Order. Originally from Orissa, Ratnakumar started life with the stigma of being a dalit in village India: not being able to sit with upper caste children in the class room or play with them in the sports grounds. Even the shop keepers would ask him to leave his money on the floor rather than take it from his hand...

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

Transforming Self, Transforming Society

By Carunalaka on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 12:29

Transforming Self, Transforming Society

By Carunalaka on Tue, 16 Feb, 2016 - 12:29

Dhammachari Yashosagar talks openly about how Dr BR Ambedkar saw the transformation that needed to take place for millions of Indian people to escape the bonds of the caste.

He taught that the way for the Dalit people to overcome the indignity and suffering endorsed by the Hindu religion was to convert to Buddhsim, take responsibility for their own lives and help others to take responsibility for theirs.

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