Course for Women: Dr Ambedkar and Buddhism (at the Buddhist Centre and online)

Mondays 9 November-21 December, 7.30-9.00pm at the Buddhist Centre and online
Open to all women who have completed an Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism course.
Led by Maitrisara, Jnanasiddhi, Bodhinita, Vijananandi, Sagarasri, Nagadevi, Danajoti, Pasannamati and special guest Sanghanatha
Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar (1891–1956) worked to transform Indian society and uplift the most marginalised, in particular the Dalits, a community of which he himself was part. Throughout his extraordinary life, he did this by political, legal and economic means, including drafting the Indian constitution after Indian independence. India is where one third of the worldwide Triratna Buddhist Order and half of the world’s Mitras live and Dr Ambedkar is a huge inspiration among them. 

And he has a lot to teach us in 21st Century Birmingham!

Dr Ambedkar believed that Buddhism itself can provide a positive force for good in society. He drew out the social message of Buddhism, its potential to help relieve inequality, greed, hatred and ignorance in all its forms, both in the individual and in society. Studying Dr Ambedkar helps us broaden our understanding of Buddhism to include its impact on societies all over the world. 

If you want to attend in person, you will need to book. Please sign up for as much of the course as you can. If you need to cancel, even if just switching to attend on Zoom, please let us know so we can offer your place to someone else. We will be opening a waiting list.

For week 1 on 9 November book here

For week 2 on 16 November book here

For week 3 on 23 November book here

For week 4 on 30 November book here

For week 5 on 7 December book here

For week 6 on 14 December book here

For week 7 on 21 December book here

And please read the guidelines for attending an in-person event at the Buddhist Centre.

You will also be able to attend on ZoomMeeting ID: 812 0492 2212. This is the ID and link for all seven weeks. 

Please make a donation when you book or here.