Dharma Revolution Day
Celebrating the work of the great 20th century Buddhist Dr Ambedkar.
This year we celebrate the 63rd anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism along with hundreds of thousands of his followers, in Nagpur, India.
Dr Ambedkar was a great Buddhist of the 20th century, whose example has much to teach us in the West about how Buddhism can change society in a positive way through the setting in motion of a ‘Dharma Revolution’.
2.00pm Introduction by Sanghanath
Followed by meditation led by Saddharaja
2.45pm Tea break
3.15pm A westerner's view of the Dharma revolution in India.
As a young English-born Order member, Padmasuri went to live in India during the 1980s. She was engaged in doing primary health care in the slums as well as teaching the Dharma especially to women. She got first-hand insight into ways in which Dr Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism and the following Dharma Revolution was impacting on people's lives. Sanghanath will be interviewing her about some of her impressions and stories from those times.
4.15pm Tea break
4.45pm Dharma Revolution Puja led by Sanghadevi (Families and children welcome)
Please bring vegetarian or vegan snacks to share.