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Travels in India

Both Chime and Dolma are traveling to India to visit old friends and make new connections in the coming months.

Chime will be in India from February 13th to the 29th to build connections within the Dr. Ambedkar organisations; to visit the nuns and our dear friends in Sikkim and to visit an NGO called Sarvo Daya, in Sri Lanka. Chimes trip will be concentrated, on the move and business like.

Dr Ambedkar, also known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, political leader, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, prolific writer, economist, scholar, editor, and a revolutionary. He was also the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Indian Constitution. Born into a poor Mahar (considered an Untouchable caste) family, Ambedkar spent his whole life fighting against social discrimination, the system of Chaturvarna — the categorization of Hindu society into four varnas — and the Hindu caste system. He converted to Buddhism and is also credited with providing a spark for the conversion of hundreds of thousands of untouchables to Theravada Buddhism. Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1990.  (Thank-you Wikipedia)

For more info on Dr B.R Ambedkar click here.

Dolma will be in India for December and January, to attend the Monlam world peace prayers underneath the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya with the nuns and our friends within the wider Karma Kagyu community. The Prayers will be held from the 14th to the 20th of December and lead by His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje. More info on Monlam HERE

Dolma will then travel up to Sikkim and spend time with the nuns, while in Bodhgaya the festivities will continue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama giving the Kalachakra Tantra teachings from 31st of December to 10th of Jan (a wonderful opportunity, don’t miss it!, Kalachakra website HERE. Some of our friends from Australia will be in Bodhgaya for this. Dolma will also spend some time in Dhera Dun with the Drikung Kagyu where she was ordained.

You are welcome to join any part of these trips, so please get in touch!

To join Chime, please call Coorain: (08) 9764 1275

To join Dolma, please email: drol.lu@yahoo.co.in

Stay tuned for further developments…

Pam, Dolma and the Mahabodhi Stupa (the tree is above Pams head), Feb 2011

Dr Ambedkar

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