Sat, 18 Feb|
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Saturday Dharma Morning - Buddhism, Ambedkar, and the Struggle for Freedom
Come and explore the inspiring story Dr Ambedkar. A story of hope and freedom, and what it can show us of what Buddhism can offer the world. In-person at Croydon Buddhist Centre and online via Zoom. 10.30am to 12.45pm. All welcome.
Time & Location
18 Feb 2023, 10:30 – 12:45 GMT
Croydon Buddhist Centre, 98 High St, Croydon CR0 1ND, UK
Buddhism, Ambedkar, and the Struggle for Freedom
21st January - 18th March, 10.30am to 12.45pm
Led by Simhasraddha and Vajragupta
Suggested donation £8-£10
All welcome - In-person and online via Zoom
Recently at Croydon Buddhist Centre our theme has been "Building the Buddhaland". We've been examining Buddhist teachings and perspectives on how to build a better world. Continuing that topic, we're going to explore the life and thinking of Dr Ambedkar - one of the greatest and most inspiring social reformers of the twentieth century.
Born in India as an "untouchable", Ambedkar worked struggled tirelessly for the social and political emancipation of those oppressed by caste. Eventually he became a Buddhist and urged his followers to do likewise, to further liberate their hearts and minds from the pernicious effects of caste. Why Buddhism? How did Ambedkar see Buddhism's social dimension?
Join Simhasraddha and Vajragupta for an inspiring story of hope and freedom, and for important lessons in what Buddhism can offer the world today. All welcome.
Note: there will be a break from the series of talks on 11 February in order to mark the Paranirvana Day festival.
Just turn up in-person, or use the Zoom link below.
Meeting ID: 890 7606 8221
Dana Economy. ! All our classes offering Buddhist teaching are by donation, because we believe that the Buddha's teachings should be freely given. We recommend a donation of £8-£10, but we welcome you however much you can afford to give.