International Conferences

Nagaloka is a prominent center for international conferences on Buddhism and social issues in India, attracting visits from the most important Buddhist teachers in the world.

One of the goals of Nagaloka is to cultivate friendships between Buddhists in different parts of the world and participate in a dialog with Buddhist activists and scholars who are interested in finding ways to spread and nourish the Dhamma in today’s modern world.

By sponsoring international conferences and meetings, Nagaloka is also helping to publicize the importance of the Buddhist revival in India.

Dalai LamaBuddhism and Social Equality
Conference with the Dalai Lama

In 2005 Nagaloka hosted the International Network of Engaged Buddhists for a conference on “Buddhism and Social Equality.” The event brought together Buddhist social activists from all over India, Asia, Europe and the United States. Guests included Samdong Rimpoche, the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile, and Sulak Sivaraksa, the noted author and the Founder of INEB. His Holiness the Dalai Lama attended the event to give teachings and engage in a dialog with prominent social activists.

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Modern Buddhism ConferenceDr. Ambedkar and Developments
in the Modern Buddhist World

This conference, held in 2006, brought together community activists, scholars and Buddhist leaders from all over India.  A number of experts from Asia and Europe also attended the conference and contributed papers and participated in panel discussions.  During the conference a large delegation of Dalit people from Tamil Nadu formally converted to Buddhism at a public event on the Nagaloka campus.

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Thich Nhat HahnVisit by Ven. Thich Nhat Hahn

The well-known Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hahn
visited Nagaloka in 2008 and gave public teachings both at Nagaloka and in central Nagpur. 

His visit coincided with the annual celebration of the great 1956 Conversion to Buddhism led by Dr. Ambedkar.

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