Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 – 9:15 pm

The great leader and reformer Dr. Ambedkar was born into one of the lowest social castes in India, but died as a highly respected reformer, scholar, and Buddhist. During his radical life he became a transformer of unjust social life in India. His leadership in social and economic justice and personal inspiration has affected millions of people both within and outside of India. His connection to Sangharakshita (the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community) continues to have a lasting and important effect.

The evening will begin at 6 pm with an Indian dinner prepared by Harshal and Jaya Dofe. This dinner is being offered on a dana (donation) basis. Please register in advance if you plan to attend the dinner so that the cooks know how much food to make. You may register below, or call the office at 603-659-5456.

After dinner will be a short meditation. This will be followed by a talk on Ambedkar by Suraj Yengde, Non-Resident Fellow at W.E.B Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. Dh. Viradhamma will also speak about Triratna activities in Nagpur and other places in India.

With all of Friends Night activities, you are free to participate or to just sit and listen – nothing is compulsory. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Led by: Various
Times: Tuesday, Oct. 17th 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Venue:
Aryaloka
Fee: Donations Appreciated
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page
Aryaloka has collection boxes in the entryway for local charities. Aryaloka is currently collecting for the Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth. Safe Harbor provides support and resources for anyone affected by alcohol and drug addiction. Safe Harbor needs cleaning products, office supplies, and personal care items. We are also collecting non-perishable food for the Newmarket Food Pantry. Please feel free to bring a donation for these charities when you arrive. Your generosity makes such a difference in many people’s lives! We thank you for your past donations and encourage you to continue. With gratitude, the Generosity Kula.