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History

The revival of Buddhism in India

Buddha’s teachings left India around the 10th century CE, after a 15 centuries development. In the beginning of the 20th century, a first revival occured, thanks to Anagarika Dhammapala, Ayothi Dasa, U Chandramani and others, but without any (...)

The Untouchables

The Untouchables, or « dalits » ("the broken ones", « cast away », « rejected »), are the most deprived ones in the Hindu cast system. Although a number of them manage to get a good education, they are in general very poor, in the lower part of the (...)

Dr Ambedkar

B. R. Ambedkar (1892-1956), known as Babasaheb, was an Indian lawyer and politician. He is the principal author of the Constitution of India, an Untouchable leader and one of the main initiators of the revival of Buddhism in India. In 1956, less (...)

The adventure begin

In 2006, following a Western Dharma teachers meeting, in which the issue of Dharma transmission for Indian untouchables is mentioned, Denys Rinpoche encourages Sangha Rimay responsibles, especially Lama Mingyur, to go in India to meet them and (...)

First Projects

In early 2008, Lama Mingyur performs a new round of meetings and teachings in NGOs and Dalit villages. Inspired by Denys Rinpoche, one transmission project, financial and material aid (fair trade and microfinance) are studied. The Sangha Rimay (...)

First retreats

In January 2009 were held the first two teaching and practice retreats, in which a serious transmission starts to emerge. With Denys Rinpoche is created a long-term transmission project: training Indian teachers in Buddhadharma.
During the (...)

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