Happy Dhammachakra Pravartan Day
This month, 63 years ago, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, along with hundreds of thousands of his followers, converted to Buddhism. This started a Dhamma Revolution, lifting millions of people out of the hell of the caste system, allowing them to live lives of dignity and meaning, free from discrimination.
Last weekend, we held our third Great Gathering weekend of the year on the theme of 'The Buddha's Social Liberation'. During this weekend the life of Dr Ambedkar, along with the lives of other revolutionary Buddhist figures, was explored, showing how the Dhamma can profoundly change our world. This weekend was fully booked, with nearly 90 men attending, many of them staying on for the Open Retreat that is now taking place until Friday.
The next Great Gathering weekend after this one will be taking place in February 2020. It will be directly followed by our new week-long Essential Meditation retreat, led by Satyaraja and team. You can also book onto the two retreats together for a reduced rate.