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Lokamitra’s visit to Tamil Nadu in 2014

Lokamitra took up a long standing invitation to visit ADICOM in Pondicherry. They have long been associated with Nagaloka, not only sending 100 members to convert to Buddhism there in October 2006 on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb’s conversion to Buddhism, but also sending a number of students to the residential training course.

While returning to Pune, he stopped in Chennai to meet Gauthama Prabha and members of the organisation he founded, Vihara, dedicated to helping people realise the glorious heritage of Buddhism in Tamil Nadu and bringing back Buddhism as a path of practice to the State.

In both meetings, Lokamitra emphasised that of Buddhism was to grow, there was an over-riding need for clarity in understanding why Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar converted to Buddhism, and on basic Buddhist teachings, in a way that people could relate to.  This was where Nagaloka could help.