Alka’s story

Alka is from the drought- and earthquake-prone Latur district in central India. At 18 she married a police man and had three children. However, he died suddenly within a few years from an alcohol-related illness. His family were very poor and unable to help her, and so Alka, who was illiterate, found herself struggling even to feed herself and her children. She found whatever low paid work she...
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Telling the story of India’s Dhamma Revolution in Europe

Amrutdeep, a senior Indian order member and Public Preceptor, has just completed a successful tour of six Triratna centres in mainland Europe – Metta Vihara, Ghent, Paris, Essen, Arnhem (pictured) and Amsterdam. He told the story of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, the great leader of India’s new Buddhist community, as well as of present days heroes such as Siladarshi, a former Mumbai gangster and now...
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