Nagaloka News

Asoka Dhammadutta Retreat at Nagaloka: 16th to 20th July 2018

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Monday, July 16th, 2018

The Asoka Dhammadutta retreat was held at Nagaloka for five days for those who are taking Dhamma classes in their villages. The purpose of the retreat was to review and evaluate them. Dh. Lokamitra and Dh. Maitriyanath was facilitating the retreat. There were 15 clusters from five states in this retreat and they all got a chance to share their experiences including challenges and how they are facing it. It was a very good platform where everyone got an opportunity to discuss deeply how to teach and face the people in the community while conducting dhamma activities. In the discussion, they had several thoughts to discuss such as; how to work in a team, how to deal with local and community people. they had a discussion about the outcome/Expected Result:



Posted in: Nagaloka News on Sunday, July 15th, 2018

The general retreat was held at Sambodhi, Nagaloka on 19th August 2018. It was initiated by DH. Tejdarshan & Dh. Prasannabodhi. The purpose of this retreat to deepen the dhamma Mitra’s into the Buddha Dhamma and Sangha. There were around 125 participants female 70 and male 55. On this retreat, Tejdarshan gave a talk about practicing dhamma and precepts. He talked very much about the Buddha’s five precepts in order to;

  • The Importance of Dhamma and Sheela
  • How to follow the “Panchasheel” in day-to-day life.
  • How sheel helps to modify human’s lifestyle
  • How the practicing dhamma is helpful for everyone.

After hearing his talk everyone has the time to discuss about it deeply and gave a feedback about to continue this kind of retreat often. and this retreat ended with thanks for the vote to Tejdarhsan and Prasannabodhi.






The Alumni Retreat at Nagaloka: 8th to 15th July 2018

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Sunday, July 8th, 2018

The retreat was held in Nagaloka from 8th to 15th July 2018. This retreat actually conducted for only NTI Alumni those who have studied the course of Dhammasekhiya from Nagaloka. It was led by Dh. Lokamitra’s and there were almost 160 alumni participated. The purpose of the retreat was to deepen knowledge and share knowledge of Buddhism and Dr. Ambedkar Thoughts. On this occasion, Dh. Lokamitra gave several talks on Bodhisattva ideal of Babasaheb Ambedkar and how its influenced by people. In this retreat, alumni got an opportunity to share their experience and what the understanding of the Bodhisattva’s ideal of Babasaheb Ambedkar. it was very collaborative and everyone was benefitting from the group discussion.  there were several points have discussed in order to;

  • The importance of the Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Bodhisattva idea.
  • The Babasaheb conversion to Buddhism.
  • The Lord Buddha’s six and ten paramitas etc.





Posted in: Nagaloka News on Sunday, July 1st, 2018

“Dhamma Sekhiya course” 17th batch 2018-19 Inauguration ceremony program organized in Buddhsurya vihar at Nagaloka. This program arranged by Nagarjuna Training Institute on 1st of July 2018 at morning 10:30 A.M. Around 250 peoples attended this program as well as lots of people enjoyed this ceremony program. “Dhamma Sekhiya course” 17th batch this inauguration program
Divisional Commissioner social welfare Dr. Siddhartha Gaikwad. And President of this ceremony program Dhamachari Maitreyanath. Principal Dr. Chandu Maskey told that this 17th batch is now in maturity way so this is a good sign for Nagarjuna Training Institute.
Mr. Sanjay Patil was the chief guest of this ceremony program. He told that he can’t speak in front of the number of peoples but he can able to work very well and he likes to work more not to speak. Mr. Sanjay Patil appreciated to Dhamachari Maitreyanath, Dhamachari Pradhnyaratna, Dhamachari Nagamitra. The anchor of this program Dhamachari Tejdarshan he did a wonderful work of Anchoring. Such as Dr. Siddharath Gaikwad told that each of students must read and understand about the constitution as well as president of this ceremony Maitreyanath also told now NTI organization is on the maturity level because 16 years completed so its biggest responsibility that Nagaloka should manage it.



Posted in: Nagaloka News on Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Today a workshop was held at Nagaloka with the purpose of helping to guide students through higher education and to make currier in their respective professions. It was led by BAGAP (Babasaheb Ambedkar Global Association of Profession) team members, and 146 people came to attend. Members of the workshop discussed selecting a profession through hobbies, planning for success, short keys for UPSC and MPSC competitive exams, success stories of BAGAP team members, and the value of hard work. The workshop was a success, as students left with feelings of empowerment and individuality. Since it was a success, the staff at Nagaloka will plan to hold workshops like this once every three months and open the workshop to Nagaloka Alumni who may need guidance.


Failure of Ambedkarite Organizations in Modern era: 9th 10th June 2018

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Saturday, June 9th, 2018

A workshop was held at Nagaloka focusing on the ways in which Ambedkarite organizations have failed to be effective in the modern era. The goal of the workshop was to educate Ambedkarite organization activists on how to strengthen their organizations. It was led by Dr. D.C. Maiske, principal of Nagaloka, and was attended by 28 people. During the workshop, a discussion was held to help Ambedkarite activists analyze the weaknesses within their organizations and plan to develop and strengthen them for the future. They were taught how to gather Ambedkarite activists from local areas and studied the ways Ambedkarite organizations failed in the past in order to avoid those mistakes. With this workshop came the realization that it takes teamwork to find and address weaknesses within an organization, and a plan to create future workshops for the three generations (past, present, and future).


Full moon Day: 29th May 2018

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

A full moon night Pooja was held at Nagaloka to celebrate monthly Buddhist rituals. The Pooja was led by Dhamma Naga and Rantanishta and was attended by 146 people. During the event, discussions were held about Ambedkar’s inspiration, life story, life struggles, social movements, and the struggle to become an ideal. We remembered that every common man can achieve his goal, no matter their current situation. Dhamma Naga was a great inspiration to the people, telling Ambedkar’s story in a motivating way. From this event came future plans for more talks on Ambedkar, and future whole-day full moon events to help grow Buddhist culture on campus.


An Organization Development Workshop: 22nd 23rd May 2018

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

A workshop on the development of organizations was held today at Nagaloka. Its goal was to teach the fundamentals of social organizations and how to improve them to achieve the greatest impact. It was led by Manjula Pradeep, and was attended by 10 Nagaloka teachers. The workshop focused on the idea that at the heart of every social organization is the importance of seeing humans as humans, and that every human personality is valuable. They discussed different aspects of social organizations, such as the life cycle of an organization and the importance of democracy in social organizations. The workshop led to a better understanding of the weaknesses and strengths of Nagaloka, and created a foundation for future quarterly workshops.


The Meditation Retreat on 18th to 22nd May 2018: Tamilnadu

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Friday, May 18th, 2018

The meditation retreat was held in Ariyalur district, Tamilnadu. it was conducted by NTI Alumni team from all over the district in Tamilnadu and led by Dhammachari Nagamitra. There were around 48 people participated. on that retreat, Nagamitra gave the talk about different topics related to Buddhism & Ambedkar thought. He also has spoken about “Dr Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism & his thought liberty, Equality, and Fraternity”. There was given enough time to the discussion in a small group lead by NTI Alumni. There was one person from the USA participated in that retreat. People also engaged in asking the question and participating in the retreat.



Posted in: Nagaloka News on Saturday, May 5th, 2018

The order members held a teachers team meeting today at Nagaloka to discuss the teaching methodologies and skill of Nagaloka’s teachers. The meeting was held by all nine order members, and was led by Principal Dr. D.C. Maiske and Nagadeep, and featured discussion on the upcoming semester timetable, the issue of student tardiness, how to interact with students outside the classroom, new education strategies, increasing the support of faculties, and new teaching evaluation methods. The meeting helped overcome feelings of not being supported, and brought team spirit to the order members. There also came an understanding that there are still difficulties that must be overcome, but with support anything is possible.