Nagaloka News


Posted in: Nagaloka News on Saturday, March 24th, 2018

A workshop is a flexible environment in which training, different kinds of activities, work and learning take place. The main purpose of a workshop is to train teacher through teaching. By a workshop, we can mean both the physical operating environment or a diverse method of training. Workshops support participants’ personal growth, social empowerment, active participation, and work skills through collective instruction with an emphasis on practical work. Methods used include work training and personal and group training. So the workshop was held at Nagaloka on 24th March 2017. The purpose of the workshop to train the teachers to implement the subject knowledge/content through various teaching methodology for students learning inspirationally. There were 8 teachers participating.

On that workshop, Dhivya has introduced about the topic of the workshop in which was easy for everyone to understand. And then everyone requested to share their challenges and how they are facing it. After all the teachers shared their difficulties Dhivya has presented a presentation in which was a tremendous explanation of the teaching methodology and it was very useful. At last everyone have reported about their experiences of the workshop which helped them to make a creative lesson plan, preparation, and refreshment.




Posted in: Nagaloka News on Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The Asoka Dhammadhoota retreat was held on 15th to 23rd March 2017 at Nagaloka for NTI Alumni. The purpose of the workshop to train the Alumni’s to spread the Dhamma work in their areas. There were around 19 Alumni participating and there were 6 clusters from 5 states. From each state, there were 3 Alumni attending the retreat-like; from Kerala, there were 3 Alumni, from Odisha there were 3 Alumni, Uttarpradesh 3 Alumni, Rajasthan 3 Alumni, Karnataka 3 Alumni, Gulbarga (Uttarpradesh) 3 Alumni.  The retreat was led by Vivekratna and facilitated by Upaya Raja & Maitreyanath. On this occasion, Vivekratna gave a talk on the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha in which he has elaborated what is the meaning of these three jewels and how it to be implemented in regional places through every cluster for coming 6 months. And also he has given a talk on several topics which was helpful to create a structure or system for three months training in order to;

  • Chanting, Practice of Meditation followed by the lecture on Dr. Ambedkar brief life story and his conversion to Buddhism.
  • Why conversion to Buddhism & importance of Buddhism in our Life.
  • The difference between Margadata and Mokshadata.
  • The lecture on what are Dharma & five precepts and how to practice in day to day life.
  • The lecture on what are Sangha and the group versus spiritual community based on Fraternity and Harmony.

After his talk Dh. Maitriyanath has given a talk on Ambedkar’s 22 vows in which he explained about the meaning of the vows and the importance of 22 vows to our life. Every day in the afternoon session they have practiced all the Buddhist ceremonies by Alumni those who are going to be working in their region such as; the celebration of the Buddhist festivals like, the Buddha Jayanti, Dhammachakra Pravartana day and the Sangha day as well as birth, marriage ceremonies etc. In that retreat, every Alumni got a tremendous experience of the Dhammadhoota work and they inspired to work in their region.



Posted in: Nagaloka News on Monday, March 5th, 2018

This send-off program was held on 5th March 2018 at Nagaloka. All the 16th batch Dhammasekhiya students participated. There were 145 students, including all students from Nagaloka, 70 women and 75 men. The purpose of this programme was to conclude the training. The programme was led by Vivekaratna, Veeradhamma, Prof. Chandu Maiske and Pragyaratna. All Nagaloka staff were invited to the program. Vivekaratna concluded the program with the following brief explanations:

  • We have learned the chief spiritual principles during the 8 months Dhammasekiya course
  • We have learned how we should apply those principles while working in society
  • There were some difficulties during the training that need to be worked on
  • We must work on our attitudes and change our behavior through training
  • Nagaloka is an ideal place where everyone can work on their mental states

Following his talk, students got the key points for their fieldwork and were inspired to work effectively in their areas.



Posted in: Nagaloka News on Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The four day Dhaniya Sutta retreat was held from 1st to 4th March 2018 in Nagaloka. There were 165 people participating, 89 women and 76 men. Its purpose was to develop spiritual practice. The retreat was led by Vivekaratna with four Order members supporting. Vivekaratna spoke on the Dhaniya Sutta and inspired all the participants. He explained some of the important points contained in the Dhaniya Sutta:

  • That there are two views of the Human mind, one is mundane, the other spiritual
  • Buddha’s response to Dhaniya and his views
  • The mundane life and the happiness of the spiritual life
  • The ultimate happiness of spiritual practice.

After the talk, people realized that spiritual life is indeed happier than mundane life, and shared their different views, showed their happiness, and agreed to contribute their knowledge to society.