Image: The traditional Buddhist dharma wheel, representing interdependence and liberation, was added to the Indian national flag at Dr. Ambedkar’s suggestion. Here it is on a stamp, issued to celebrate 2500 years of Buddhism. Source. Updated May 24, 2020
I was looking at old pictures today on my computer, trying to save space. I found these three below, which someone sent to me, I think to show their generosity. For me, these pictures not only show generosity, but the existence of profound poverty in India. If you are not convinced by the fact that the children are sitting on the ground to be fed (from buckets), have a look at the housing (visible in the first picture). There are no gutters - imagine how muddy it must be in the rain! However, the children look clean and are obviously well behaved.
BODHI has today (18/4/20) made an emergency donation of 400,000 INR (about A$8,500) for relief of extreme distress due to the incredibly harsh conditions in India at the moment, because of the Indian "lockdown" in response to the crisis of COVID-19. These funds will provide food and some other essentials for 500 families for 25 days. We desperately hope conditions then improve. This project is administered by our partner, Aryaloka, based in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Resources are distributed on the basis of need. Some pictures soon to be posted. BODHI Times (issue 55) is now published: see Devin's remarks: Air pollution reaches even the Canberra "bubble" See The earlier "latest news" for 2019 has been moved here and has been updated with more details about our 30th anniversary symposium.