Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Buddha Celebrations in Gujarat

 Third in a series of ‘Triratna India’ stories this week comes a report from the small Centre in Gujarat, north-western India. Order Member Anand Shakya has been working for many years to build up the local sangha there - ever since Triratna’s Karuna Trust first started to fund social projects there following the devastating earthquakes there in 2001.

He writes - “Dear Brothers n Sisters in the Dhamma, Jai Bhim ... Namo Buddhaya...

“Karuna Vihar in Gujarat has celebrated Dhammakranti Day, Ashok Vijayadasami and Buddha's Garbha Mahostav every year in Kutch (Gujarat) since 2001. For the last three years we have been trying to arrange big programmes on these days so that we can be successful to spread Buddha's teaching and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's spiritual and social vision, as well as recreating the Buddhist culture according to the ancient Buddhist traditions which have disappeared.

This year we inaugurated our new Buddha's statue (6 feet high) and published a translation into Gujarati of "Dr. Ambedkar’s Dhammakranti" (Dr. Ambedkar’s Dhamma Revolution) by Urgyen Sangharakshita.

Please see the photos of celebration. You may find us at Karuna Vihar, c/o Dhammachari Anand Shakya, Adipur. Our address is Ward No. 5/A, Plot No. 523...526, Opp. Rambag Hospital, Adipur (Gandhidham) Dist: Kutch, Gujarat.PIN 370205. INDIA,  Mobile: +91 9426218205

Triratna has Buddhist centres and social projects all across India; which you can find on the Triratna India Google map embedded below.

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