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Dr Ambedkar Festival

Mon 19th Oct : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Dr Ambedkar in 1950

What Dr Ambedkar can teach us in Troubled Times

Join us for our annual Dr Ambedkar Festival, where we learn, explore and celebrate the pioneer who was such an inspiration to our founding teacher, Sangharakshita.

In Ambedkar and Buddhism, Sangharakshita writes:
“Even though it was as the Architect of the Constitution of Free India that he passed into official history and is today most widely remembered, his real significance consists in the fact that it was he who established a revived Indian Buddhism on a firm foundation. It is therefore as the Modern Ashoka that he really deserves to be known, and the statue standing outside the parliament building in Delhi should really depict him holding The Buddha and His Dhamma underneath his arm and pointing – for the benefit of all mankind – in the direction of the Three Jewels.”

Vajratara, an Order Member with a deep connection with Dr Ambedkar and his ongoing work in India, will lead the evening which will include a talk and ritual.
Visit this visual exhibition to find out more about Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita’s work in bringing Buddhism back to India, the land of its birth.

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Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.

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During the pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
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• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
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• Meeting ID: 838 5290 3658
• Passcode: 978741
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Mon 19th Oct
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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