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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Nagaloka in Action

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Ambedkar Statue

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Name: Pankaj Gadgil NTI 18th Batch Gender: Male Mobile: 9529436569 Email: pankajgadgil786@gmail.com Location: Ratangarh, Rajasthan …

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Inauguration Program for Online Dhamma Sekhiya Course – Batch 19 The Inaugural program was held …

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Orientation Program for Online Dhamma Sekhiya Course – Batch 19 The orientation program was held …

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Dhammamitra Sharada has conducted a workshop on women empowerment and celebrated along with all the …

Pali Lecture

Seminar on Pali Literature was conducted at Nagaloka for NTI Students and Alumni’s.  

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18th batch Dhammasekhiya program was concluded on 29th February 2020. It was commenced on 1st …

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Tourism Workshop

Dr. Priyadarshi Khobragade is taking a class on Tourism at Nagaloka Nagpur. This was attended …

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One day workshop for Organizational Development was arranged for Nagaloka Staff members lead by Dh …

SpeechCompetition2020

Nagarjuna Institute organized Inter College Speech competition on DEMOCRACY, ELECTION AND GOOD GOVERNANCE. Prof. Maiske …

RepublicDay2020

Nagaloka celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day attended by NTI Students and Nagaloka Staff members.  

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Organic Farming Training

Prof. Huang from Taiwan and Ami from Singapore lead the training for the participants. Practical …

Mushroom Cultivation

16-17 Jan 2020 Mr. Abhimanyu Rao Dongarwar gave a Livelihood Training on growing SKY MUSHROOMS …

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Lecture by Hon’ble Prof Scott R Stroud (University of Texas at Austin) attended by NTI …

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This year (2019-20) three quarterly retreats were held for the cluster members of Ashoka Dhammaduta …

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This repeated the ground covered in the two earlier workshops for new people.

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Work Management Workshop

Tejdarshan led all the NTI Students for a work management workshop. Students show their interest …

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A Buddhist Musical Fusion: Minds in Harmony was arranged at Nagaloka for the NTI students …

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14-17 Nov 2019 150 Alumni from 20 states participated in the conference to explore various …

Developments in modern India and Chinese Buddhism

13-14 Nov 2019 “The History and Impact of Indian Buddhists on the development of Buddhism …

10Anniversary_NagalokaWalkingBuddha

Grand Celebration 10th Anniversary of Walking Buddha. This was In the presence of the sculptor …

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The representatives of 2 universities of Taiwan presented about their university- HSUAN CHUANG UNIVERSITY AND …

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Participants— Over 300 students and some faculties from Local institutions including PWS College, Ambedkar College, …

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Social Work Classes

“Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons …

SangarshMovie

‘Sangharsh’ is a documentary made by Nicolas Jaoul, a French anthropologist, provides a grassroots glimpse …

Sangarakshita first death anniversary(2)

Tribute was paid to Bhant Snagharakshita, Founder of triratna Bauddha Mahasangha on the occasion of …

Nagaloka News

CovidCentre-Nagaloka (6)

THE BUDDHA CHARITY COVID CARE CENTRE -NAGALOKA (For COVID patient in need of Mild, Moderate …

Valedictary program 31st Dec
Ambedkar Statue

December 6 marks the death anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Today as we remember Dr. …

Bodhi Dhammasekhiya Class 2020

Dr. Ambedkar’s Approach towards social transformation by Dr. bodhi s. r. Learnings learned by Students …

stop-1131142_1920

Hathras Rape Case

‘Dhol Gawanr Shudra Pashu Nari, Sakal Tadan ke Adhikari’ The above statement was given by …

Pankaj Gadgil

Pankaj Gadgil

Name: Pankaj Gadgil NTI 18th Batch Gender: Male Mobile: 9529436569 Email: pankajgadgil786@gmail.com Location: Ratangarh, Rajasthan …

19th batch inaguration

Inauguration Program for Online Dhamma Sekhiya Course – Batch 19 The Inaugural program was held …

ODS19-OreintationProgram (5)

Orientation Program for Online Dhamma Sekhiya Course – Batch 19 The orientation program was held …

InternationalWomensDay2020a

Dhammamitra Sharada has conducted a workshop on women empowerment and celebrated along with all the …

Pali Lecture

Seminar on Pali Literature was conducted at Nagaloka for NTI Students and Alumni’s.  

Dhammashekiya 18th batch Sendoff04

18th batch Dhammasekhiya program was concluded on 29th February 2020. It was commenced on 1st …

TourismWorkShop01

Tourism Workshop

Dr. Priyadarshi Khobragade is taking a class on Tourism at Nagaloka Nagpur. This was attended …

OrganizationalDevelopmentWorkshop (4)

One day workshop for Organizational Development was arranged for Nagaloka Staff members lead by Dh …

SpeechCompetition2020

Nagarjuna Institute organized Inter College Speech competition on DEMOCRACY, ELECTION AND GOOD GOVERNANCE. Prof. Maiske …

RepublicDay2020

Nagaloka celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day attended by NTI Students and Nagaloka Staff members.  

OrganicFarmingTraining01

Organic Farming Training

Prof. Huang from Taiwan and Ami from Singapore lead the training for the participants. Practical …

Mushroom Cultivation

16-17 Jan 2020 Mr. Abhimanyu Rao Dongarwar gave a Livelihood Training on growing SKY MUSHROOMS …

AmbedkarPragmatism-n-Navayana Buddhism05

Lecture by Hon’ble Prof Scott R Stroud (University of Texas at Austin) attended by NTI …

AshokaDhammadhuta

This year (2019-20) three quarterly retreats were held for the cluster members of Ashoka Dhammaduta …

BreakingStereotypesWorkshop_06

This repeated the ground covered in the two earlier workshops for new people.

WorkManagementWorshop_04

Work Management Workshop

Tejdarshan led all the NTI Students for a work management workshop. Students show their interest …

BuddhistMusicalFusion (8)

A Buddhist Musical Fusion: Minds in Harmony was arranged at Nagaloka for the NTI students …

11AlumniConference2019_04

14-17 Nov 2019 150 Alumni from 20 states participated in the conference to explore various …

Developments in modern India and Chinese Buddhism

13-14 Nov 2019 “The History and Impact of Indian Buddhists on the development of Buddhism …

10Anniversary_NagalokaWalkingBuddha

Grand Celebration 10th Anniversary of Walking Buddha. This was In the presence of the sculptor …

Seminar-Study in taiwan_6

The representatives of 2 universities of Taiwan presented about their university- HSUAN CHUANG UNIVERSITY AND …

StudyInTaiwan-11Nov2019-Nagaloka (227)

Participants— Over 300 students and some faculties from Local institutions including PWS College, Ambedkar College, …

Social work classes_4

Social Work Classes

“Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons …

SangarshMovie

‘Sangharsh’ is a documentary made by Nicolas Jaoul, a French anthropologist, provides a grassroots glimpse …

Sangarakshita first death anniversary(2)

Tribute was paid to Bhant Snagharakshita, Founder of triratna Bauddha Mahasangha on the occasion of …