There are millions of Indian Buddhists, but many are oppressed by poverty and caste and most have little knowledge of what the Dhamma is or how to practice it. Inspired by Dr B.R. Ambedkar, they are hungry for spiritual transformation and social uplift, and desperate to find genuine and effective teachers and practice communities.
Since 1978 Triratna has trained hundreds of such men and women in the Dhamma to the point of ordination, and they in turn are bringing real change – social as well as personal – to many thousands across India.
More than 1500 Indian mitras are currently training for ordination, but there are not enough Preceptors, Order members, structures and resources to support them. The Indian ordination teams are now raising substantial funds locally in order to grow, but they still need our help.