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Clear Vision NewsByte: “Social Engagement and Liberation” conference, Nagpur

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 23:35

Clear Vision NewsByte: “Social Engagement and Liberation” conference, Nagpur

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 23:35

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte (8 minutes) gives a strong impression of the atmosphere, participants and content of the ‘Social Engagement and Liberation’ conference, held 11th-14th October at Triratna’s Nagaloka Centre, near Nagpur, India. 

Held to mark the 60th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism, the conference was a collaboration between Triratna and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists.

Clear Vision director Sanghadhara covered the conference for NewsByte. He writes:

“The conference...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 19 Oct, 2016 - 21:11

Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features 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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Lokamitra on the Nagaloka Institute, India

Posted by sanghadhara to Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 - 14:20

Lokamitra has spent most of his adult life working in India to support the Dalit Buddhist community in their struggle against Hindu caste prejudice and its regard of them as literally “untouchable”. Inspired by the life and work of the great Dalit leader, India’s first Justice Minister Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar,  the Nagaloka Institute provides an invaluable chance to thousands of young Dalits, educating them in how Buddhism can help support their democratic rights to liberty, equality, and fraternity. 

We...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 18:49

Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 18:49

We’re delighted to mark the 60th anniversary of the mass conversion to Buddhism of Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar’s followers in India with a special new online space dedicated to his memory, and to those carrying forward his great work throughout the world. 

Visit the new website: Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

See more from the celebrations in India to mark 60 years of liberation

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Buddhist Voices - Subhuti On Doctor Ambedkar, 60 Years On

Posted by sanghadhara to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 15:11

A special edition of Buddhist Voices, from India at the height of celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the mass conversion  to Buddhism in 1956 of hundreds of thousands of Dalit (ex-Untouchable caste) Indians, inspired by their great leader Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar to escape the horrors of the Hindu caste system and work towards a more just society in India.

Subhuti, a longstanding champion of Doctor Ambedkar as an exemplar of democratic principles for the whole world, gives us a...

Espace Sangha de Paris
Espace Sangha de Paris

60ème anniversaire de la Conversion du Dr. Ambedkar

Posted by Fred to Espace Sangha de Paris on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:55

60ème anniversaire de la Conversion du Dr. Ambedkar

Posted by Fred to Espace Sangha de Paris on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:55

Bonjour,

A Nagpur, le 14 Octobre 1956, il y a 60 ans, le Dr. Ambedkar, juste après s’être lui-même convertit au bouddhisme après une vie passée en tant qu‘ “intouchable” hindouiste, a convertit un demi million d’intouchables au bouddhisme. Depuis, ils sont quelques millions à s’être convertis.

A Paris, 60 ans plus tard, nous avons grignotés quelques spécialités indiennes à la sauce coco très piquante, bu du chaï, au son de la flûte indienne, avant de nous laisser emporter par les Refuges et Préceptes au rythme indien,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

On this day 60 years ago – 14th October 1956 - the great Indian social reformer Dr BR Ambedkar converted to Buddhism. 

Sangharakshita worked with Dr Ambedkar’s followers for many years. So to mark this very significant anniversary, The Buddhist Centre Online launches today a new multimedia space “Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India”. 

The ceremony, in Nagpur, central India, was attended by hundreds of thousands of his fellow people, escaping life at the bottom of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Launching ‘The Complete Works of Sangharakshita’

Posted by Candradasa to Triratna News on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 16:18

Launching ‘The Complete Works of Sangharakshita’

Posted by Candradasa to Triratna News 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...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Kalyanaprabha on Launching The Complete Works of Sangharakshita

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 10:19

Kalyanaprabha on Launching The Complete Works of Sangharakshita

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 10:19

The first published volume of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita, Volume 9: Dr Ambedkar and the Revival of Buddhism I, has been launched. This volume has been released in time for celebrations around Friday 14th October, 2016, which marks the 60th anniversary of the conversion of Dr Ambedkar to Buddhism.

“In December 1981, Bhante Sangharakshita, founder and teacher of the Triratna Buddhist Community, flew to India and began a lecture tour which lasted nearly three months.”

So...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

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

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 22:41

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

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features 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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