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Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala is suffering its worst floods for 100 years. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and are living in over 1,000 relief camps set up in the State. There have been a number of deaths and many serious injuries. Many are missing. The numbers are rising all the time. But even in such disaster, ugly face of untouchability rises and Dalits are discriminated during relief, as reported by India Today on July 24th, 2018. It happened earlier in Gujarat Earthquake; even the Tsunami...

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Triratna News

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

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...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

International inter-Buddhist conference marking 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 16:15

International inter-Buddhist conference marking 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 16:15

Over on Triratna News, you can find details of an international conference in celebration of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion 60 years ago, to be held at Triratna’s Nagaloka Buddhist Centre in India, 11th-14th October 2016.

Read the Triratna News article.

The conference is being organised in partnership with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and sees Order members including Subhuti speaking alongside Buddhist women and men of many traditions....

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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...

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Triratna News

Triratna hosts first residential retreat in Odisha, India

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Thu, 2 Jan, 2014 - 05:48

Triratna hosts first residential retreat in Odisha, India

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Thu, 2 Jan, 2014 - 05:48The Indian state of Odisha is located in the remote north-east of the country, many miles beyond the usual Westerners’ ‘tourist trail’ and in many ways cut off from the rest of India. However young men and women from Odisha have for some years now been making the long journey south to study Buddhism and social work at the Nagarjuna Training Institute (NTI), Triratna’s training campus in Nagpur, and the first graduates have now begun returning home to begin...
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Triratna News

Nagaloka welcomes Walking Buddha sculptor

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Wed, 1 Jan, 2014 - 12:23

Nagaloka welcomes Walking Buddha sculptor

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Wed, 1 Jan, 2014 - 12:23Nagaloka, Triratna’s principal training centre in India, has for nearly ten years now been welcoming ‘batches’ of young men and women from all over India for year-long intensive programs in Buddhism and social work - many of whom have now returned home to begin Dhamma work in their home states.

Since 2009 the campus, on the outskirts of the city of Nagpur in Maharastra, has been dominated by a beautiful giant 36-feet-high bronze ‘Walking Buddha’ statue:...
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Triratna News

New Year for students at Nagaloka in India

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Mon, 12 Aug, 2013 - 06:09

New Year for students at Nagaloka in India

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Mon, 12 Aug, 2013 - 06:09Vivekaratna writes from India with news of the start of their new year at Nagaloka, Triratna’s large training centre in Nagpur, central India. Every year they accept a ‘batch’ of young men and women from all over India for a year’s intensive ‘DhammaSekhiya’ training in Social Work and Dhamma - after which they are eligible to join Nagaloka’s national alumni association which works to support them as they return home to work in their local areas. He says -

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Lovely Loose Ends from the International Council

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Sun, 24 Feb, 2013 - 07:44

Lovely Loose Ends from the International Council

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Sun, 24 Feb, 2013 - 07:44
Some last images from the Triratna International Council as we finish off our coverage here on the Buddhist Centre Online (one or two wee posts/videos to come when the Indian internet allows!)… A great week of work, discussion, passion, and delight in pursuit of the Dharma. We hope you enjoyed following along…

Stay tuned for our coverage of the International Order Convention live from...
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Community Highlights

India Boo No. 6 - Lokamitra on the future in India

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 - 18:22
A very special extended edition of the podcast with Lokamitra, one of the first generation of Order members and founder of so much of the Triratna Movement in India. A chance then, on a day of explorations around leadership and the future, to turn our attention to India. Any conversation with Lokamitra tends to the fascinating and this is no exception. Much to ponder, and a chance to celebrate a complex, generous man whose work has benefitted so...

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