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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....

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

A Buddhist Revolution

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:32

In the second of a series of talks about Dr Ambedkar and his relevance to Western Buddhists, Dhammacharini Vajratara uses the example of Dr Ambedkar and the Indian Buddhists to show how Buddhism is revolutionary.

Do we need a revolution? If we do, what kind of revolution do we need? Vajratara argues that the real revolution is a revolution of mind, and it is the revolution of mind that creates a revolution in society. This is something Dr Ambedkar saw, and he...

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

Radical Buddhism, Changing the Myth of Society - Dh Vajratara

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:28

The first of a series of talks about Dr Ambedkar and his relevance to Western Buddhists. In a culture of unprecedented freedom, Dhammacharini Vajratara asks how we choose which path to follow?  This was the question facing Dr Ambedkar who had a burning issue to solve - untouchability.

Vajratara introduces Dr Ambedkar by showing his methods of solving this problem, and how he came to realise more than political, economic or social action was needed. She also explains how he came to choose...

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

Dr Ambedkar and His Importance For the Future of Buddhism

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:24

Dhammacharini Vajratara argues that Dr Ambedkar is not just relevant for India or for the oppressed, but essential for modern Buddhism all over the world, challenging us to move beyond a comfortable Buddhism that fits neatly into modern consumer society.

The talk was given at a retreat at Rivendell for young people comparing the teachings of Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita. Those on the retreat were asked to read Buddha and the Future of His Religion and Blueprint for a New world in preparation.

Singhamanas...

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

Dr Ambedkar for India and the World

By Carunalaka on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 17:03

Dhammacharini Vajratara talks about the significance of Dr. Ambedkar, not only for India, but for Buddhists all around the world, and for society as a whole.

Given on the World on Fire retreat at Adhisthana in June 2015.