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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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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...

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...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

First Volume of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita is Published - Interview with the Editors

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 - 11:09

First Volume of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita is Published - Interview with the Editors

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 - 11:09

We at Windhorse Publications have just published the very first of the 27 volumes that will comprise The Complete Works of Sangharakshita; a momentous step in our project of gathering together this great teacher’s output including Dharma teachings of many kinds, commentaries, memoirs, poetry and more. This first volume, volume 9 in the series, is entitled, Dr Ambedkar and the Revival of Buddhism I. It includes Sangharakshita’s Ambedkar and Buddhism, which has been out-of-print for some time, along with 36 talks given in India...

Triratna News
Triratna News

'Social engagement and liberation': 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 14:27

'Social engagement and liberation': 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 14:27

October this year sees the 60th anniversary of the first mass conversion to Buddhism of people then known as ‘Untouchables’, in Nagpur, India, which took place on 14th October 1956, led by Dr BR Ambedkar.

In celebration, the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and Triratna’s Indian retreat centre Nagaloka are holding a weekend conference, ‘Social engagement and liberation’, 11th-14th October.

The conversion anniversary itself...