Sumeru News — India

His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 60th anniversary in India

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 60th anniversary in India was celebrated on March 31 with a day of festivities. Many wonderful speeches and musical presentations. I wanted to embed the video here, but could not find the original outside of Facebook, so I am posting the link to the Dalai Lama's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DalaiLama/?hc_ref=ARTc4QDiRsJZiO5QJPVVE3LbqYGL-Gnp9xyYVedqlaouU3ifE6cnxkroTH6Ny996aNU His Holiness' 15-minute speech begins at about 2:03:00 in the video.

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The Ambedkar movie India has suppressed for 17 years

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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar -- The Untold Truth This is the story of Dr. Ambedkar, India's modern saint, unflinching advocate for the oppressed castes, framer of the modern Indian constitution, and convert to Buddhism along with millions of his followers. This is the Ambedkar movie India has suppressed for 17 years. It was broadcast only once, and never again. HERE is an article from the Times of India explaining the political context. In light of recent events, and a wish to bring the voice of Engaged Buddhism to important social issues, we present this video. Dr. Ambedkar's story should be much more...

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah! Sumeru's gift to you is that we are now North America's largest independent Buddhist movie store, in addition to our book publishing activities, just in time for the holidays. Yes, you can find some of these films elsewhere, mostly at much higher prices from scalpers, but you will not find such a large curated collection anywhere else. I will also freely admit that Amazon will occasionally post ridiculously low prices for these films either as loss leaders to capture market share, or from third-party sellers who may or may not deliver as promised. With Sumeru, you can...

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WisdomWinds new Buddhist monthly from India

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Wisdom Winds is a new Buddhist monthly magazine just launched in India. Here’s their press release: http://magazine.wisdomwinds.com/media/launch-of-wisdomwinds/  

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Vegetarianism & Animals in Early Indian Buddhism

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Justin Whittaker, over at the always-relevant American Buddhist Perspective recently posted a review of a talk he heard by University of Toronto graduate student Sean M. Smith, entitled: Vegetarianism & Animals in Early Indian Buddhism. You can read his review at the link above. Here too is a video of Sean’s talk (1 hr, 12 min)…

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