Our Mission

Prabuddha Bharat - Enlightened India

We support the peaceful transformation of Indian society through learning based on the values of liberty, equality, and fraternity. These values are at the heart of Buddhist tradition, and the foundation principles of India’s greatest social activist, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.

The Nagaloka team, the Alumni of the Nagarjuna Training Institute, and their partner organization, the Manuski Trust, are responding to the COVID 19 calamity, trying to help distressed people wherever possible all over India.

Who we are?

Nagaloka is a Buddhist training and conference centre located in Nagpur, India.
The 15-acre campus hosts a variety of programmes on a local, global, and international scale. 
It is home to the Nagarjuna Training Institute, which provides a residential training course in Buddhism and  social activism.
Nagaloka is a major centre for Buddhist Revival in India today. It is a pilgrimage site, where thousands come annually to see its famous Walking Buddha statue.

What do we do?

At Nagaloka we have dedicated ourselves to realizing an India free of caste and all forms of injustice and exploitation, in which people have the means to overcome suffering, live empowered and fulfilling lives, and contribute to a humane and harmonious society. We do this through training, education, research and dialogue based on teachings of the Buddha and Dr. Ambedkar, and supporting  a network of activists throughout India.

Our Impact

The Nagarjuna Training Institute has had a profound impact on the students. Most feel transformed after only a few months of Dhamma practice. They develop confidence, are able to overcome unhelpful habits, cultivate skilful mental states, and realise they can do something with their lives, both for themselves and for society. 
The Walking Buddha statue is now a major pilgrimage site for the millions of Buddhists in India, given more meaning with the statue of Dr. Ambedkar. Our large meditation hall provides a source of peace and inspiration to all who visit.

Many alumni have gone on to complete their postgraduate studies at prestigious institutions across India. Many are now engaged in social projects such as starting schools and hostels, raising awareness amongst minority communities of their rights, responding to atrocities. Many are sharing what they have learnt of the Dhamma in their towns and villages. 
The campus is an active centre for intellectual and spiritual growth through the major national and international programmes held regularly, including annual conferences on topics exploring Engaged Buddhist practices, Dr. Ambedkar’s teachings and vision, caste relations, gender dynamics, and others. 

Since Nagaloka’s beginning in 2002…

1400+

SOCIALLY ENGAGED ALUMNI

More than 1300 young people have benefited from its training programmes.

 
 

40+

CASTES COMING TOGETHER

These youth represent more than forty castes, all of which face varying degrees of oppression.

 
 

25+

STATES ACROSS INDIA

Students from all four corners of the country have attended these programmes.

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MAKE A DONATION

Nagaloka depends on contributions to pay for its operations. The students who live and study here come from extremely deprived backgrounds and require full scholarships.

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APPLY FOR A PROGRAMME

NTI accepts students annually for their programme in social activism and Buaddhism. Advanced courses are also available, for alumni as well as newcomers.

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JOIN US

Nagaloka regularly has spots available for volunteering and working on the campus for a range of activities.

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Nagaloka in Action

A Buddhist Musical Fusion: Minds in Harmony was arranged at Nagaloka for the NTI students …
Participants— Over 300 students and some faculties from Local institutions including PWS College, Ambedkar College, …
An inauguration ceremony was held at Nagaloka on 7th July 2019. The ceremony was presided …
Chinese language classes have been conducted in Nagaloka, Nagpur since 2012. Mainly it had been …
Date: 6th Dec 2018 In this ceremony we had a wonderful talk by our students …
Dr.Ambedkar Mahaparinirvana Day was held on 6th December 2017 at Nagaloka. It was facilitated by …

Nagaloka News

Four students from Nagarjuna Training Institute have been selected to pursue higher study in Taiwan. …
We are thrilled to announce the first two artists-in-residence at Nagaloka, Prabhakar Kamble and Reema …
Date: 2nd March 2019 As we celebrate every year the send off  programme of the …

Visit by TH Lee

Date: 11-12 Feb 2019 The programme was held at Nagaloka. In this day in the …
Date: 21 Jan 2019 On this day there were 30 Taiwan Buddhist people have visited …
As every year many scholars visit to Nagaloka, Dh. Veeradhamma is the person who visit …
Date: 4th Nov 2018 The programme was started with pali chanting and then the Lokamitra …
“Dhamma Sekhiya course” 17th batch 2018-19 Inauguration ceremony program organized in Buddhsurya vihar at Nagaloka. …
Date: 25th March 2018 Vivekaratna has been the Director of the Nagarjuna Training Institute since …
This send-off program was held on 5th March 2018 at Nagaloka. All the 16th batch …

Student Study Visit

Date: 10th Feb 2018 The purpose of a study visit is to generate an exchange …
The guest visit occurred on 26th Jan 2018 at Nagaloka. Its purpose was to introduce …
It is always a joyous experience to witness the opening of the new batch of …
This inauguration was held on 20th June 2017 at Nagaloka. It concerned skills-based training. Its …
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche a well-known Tibetan Reincarnated Lama teacher came to Nagaloka for the opening …
The Deliberations of the Conference The 60th anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s momentous conversion took place …
Four the last four years the historic Chongsheng Temple located in Dali city, Yunnan Province …
  Nagaloka and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), in partnership with Deer Park, …
On 3rd July the fifteenth year of Dhammasekhiya Training was inaugurated in the Nagarjuna Training …
11th-14th October, 2016 Nagaloka, Nagpur, India Nagaloka and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists, in …
Nagarjuna Institute welcomed nearly 113 new trainees to the Nagaloka at its inauguration ceremony on …
The Dhammasekhiya trainees from Nagarjuna Training Institute (NTI) completed their course for which the valedictory …
The theme of the conference was Inter-faith Dialogue for Peace and Sustainability, with the emphasis …
The Walking Buddha at Nagaloka was only installed in December 2009, but already has become …
Dhammacharini Dhammalochana visited Nagaloka for the first time on 4th January 2014. As she had …
Nagaloka’s Buddha statue has become centre stage of attraction for the visitors. This 36 feet’s …
Buddha delivered the message of wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all. He preached …
Date: 2-4 November 2012 Lokamitra was invited to make a presentation at this conference, which …
We were very sad to hear of the death of Master Nan Huai Chin on …
Prabuddha Bharat Conference Duration: 25th and 26th October, 2012,| Place:  Nagaloka Indian society is full of contradictions. …