Friday, 16 March 2012

Mitra Day

The Bodhgaya team recently held the first ever mitra day in Bihar. Nine Dhammamitras attended for a day of meditation and study - and food!

More pictures on Buddhavajra's Facebook Page.

Buddhavajra also says that he met with some of the young men who were on the recent retreat. They seem to have been very inspired by the experience and want to get more involved in the Dhamma.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

All Night Meditation

On Thursday evening, on the evening of the full moon, the Bodhgaya Triratna community held an all night meditation under the Bodhi Tree.

Buddhavajra says:
"It was very good experience for me with all community members. I did the six elements practice. It was nice."

Friday, 2 March 2012

Post Retreat & Visitors

With the retreat over things are settling back into routine at Bodhgaya. However two visitors from England Laura and Simon are teaching English to the community, and by the smiles in the photo it looks like they're all having fun.

More photos on Buddhavajra's Facebook.

Buddhavajra says: "I want to say to them very very much thanks for that. I rejoice their good karma, and we need people like them to help us."

Thursday, 23 February 2012

New Mitras in Bodhgaya

Hi Jay Bhim all of you .

The retreat has ended, and it was nice retreat because of Subhuti. He gave a very nice talk to all young. Thanks also to Maitriveer Nagarjun because he has gave also nice talk and spoke with the Bihari people. And thanks also to the National Network of Buddhist Youth (NNBY) they also helped to make this retreat a success.

The good news is that five Bihari young people become dhammamitras under the Bodhi Tree. It was nice some young guy came forward to Triratna Sangha and I am very happy with that. In that retreat people came from many different castes such as Ravidas, Paswan, Sharma, Rajjak, Prajapati, Kumbar, and Manhji. They are all from "scheduled castes" no previously none were Buddhist.

I want to say thanks Subhuti, Srimala, Maitriveer Nagarjun, Vijaya, Amitprabha, and NNBY team, and you also.

Under the Bodhi tree for the Mitra ceremony
Nissoka, Amitaprabha, Vijaya, Srimala, Maitriveer Nagarjun, Subhuti

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Retreat in Progress

About 100 boys and girls from Bihar are having a retreat on our land at Bodhgaya lead by Dharmacari Subhuti. Buddhavajra realised a life-long goal to translate for Subhuti.

Photos from Buddhavajra's Facebook page.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Buddhavajra's Birthday

Hi dear jay bhim!

I am fine and happy also.

The 16th of Feb was my birthday, and Nissoka and I gave a talk in Bodhgaya. We gave the talk to people of the Manjhi caste, which is a very, very low caste. They were doing their personal program and no one gave any intention. I thought we should go there and meet them and make friends with them. Because they are my brother and sister! And we went, and gave a talk about Babasaheb [Dr Ambedkar]. They were very happy when they heard my talk. And they promised me they will come to retreat on our land, being lead by Dhammachari Subhuti (starting on the 20th of Feb). Perhaps 10 girls and boys will come.

And this all happen on my birthday so I am very happy. It looks like I am getting my path to work. I want to work with them. I dont know how I will work with them but I have confidence that I will find path.

And thanks to all you sent me lot of good wishes.

jay bhim jay bhim