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Ambedkar Festival 2019

Mon 14th Oct : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr Ambedkar shrine

An evening dedicated to Dr Ambedkar, who converted to Buddhhism, as a way to liberation for himself and his followers.

Who is the event for?

It’s for Order members, Mitras and Centre regulars who have completed a Buddhism Going Deeper course. Please get in touch if you’re not sure.
No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before we start. No charge, but as an unfunded charity, we rely on the generosity of people who use and value the Centre to help cover running costs, over £6,000 a week. We will welcome donations on the day and beyond.

A significant celebration

Dr Ambedkar’s embracing of Buddhism is celebrated by Buddhists all over India, where millions of Dalits continue to be oppressed by caste prejudice. Triratna Buddhists in India recognise Dr Ambedkar as a huge figure, maybe even a Bodhisattva, but many of us in the West are less clear about his significance.

On the anniversary of Ambedkar’s leading half a million of his people out of caste Hinduism and into Buddhism we learn why he still remains such a towering figure. We also aim to celebrate with our Sangha friends and have a great evening!

• More about Dr Ambedkar and Buddhism – pdf format (but it’s a whole book!)
And some videos . . .
More about festivals and ritual here

Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.


Mon 14th Oct
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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