Ambedkar Festival 2019
Mon 14th Oct : 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
An evening dedicated to Dr Ambedkar, who converted to Buddhhism, as a way to liberation for himself and his followers.
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!
Who is the event for?It’s for Order members, Mitras and Centre regulars who have completed a Buddhism Level 2 / Going Deeper course. Please get in touch if you’re not sure.
More about Ambedkar Festival
Ambedkar Festival is one of our main Buddhist festivals in the year.