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Ambedkar Festival

Mon 11th Oct : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event
Dr Ambedkar in 1950

What’s Dr Ambedkar got to do with it?

Join Sripakshini and Āryarakṣitā in conversation about the great Buddhist social reformer, Dr Ambedkar. In 1956, Ambedkar converted to Buddhism to escape the hell of the Indian caste system. This started the revival of Buddhism in India, as many of his followers converted too, gaining a life of dignity and respect.

Unscripted and talking from their own curiosity and perspective. Sripakshini and Āryarakṣitā will explore the link between Ambedkar’s life, vision and achievements, to his relevance to us today as practising Buddhists in the west.

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


7pm – Welcome, meditation
7.30 – Sripakshini and Āryarakṣitā in conversation, with reflections and questions
8pm – Ritual
8.25 – Ending remarks

Book a place at the Centre or Join us Online

There is space for around twenty people to attend in-person, and you’ll need to book a free place please. There’s no need to book to join through Zoom, no limit on numbers attending online, and places are free for both options. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start. If you’re coming to the Centre, please also read our advice on visiting the Centre in person.

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Getting the most out of Zoom
• Our online events are friendly and participative, often with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there may be a sudden problem at our end
• If you have any accessibility needs that might stop you from attending our zoom sessions, do get in touch with us at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk. We'll do what we can to remove any accessibility barriers
Meeting ID: 998 1994 2816
Passcode: 603118
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Mon 11th Oct
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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