All Welcome on 7th December 2014 @ Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara, Upper Zoar Street Wolverhampton, WV3 0JH
Kathina will be celebrated at Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara on Sunday 26th October 2014
All are Welcome
It is with great sadness that after a short illness and courageous battle with an illness that the son of the Late Nanak Chand Rattu, Siddarth Rattu has passed away.
Siddarth Rattu visited the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara on a number of occasions, and along with his father and family, was responsible for preserving important personal effects of Dr B. R. Ambedkar.
Siddarth brought with him on every visit some of Dr Ambedkar’s possessions, these included:
- His Ink Pen.
- Rare photo’s.
- Graduation gown.
- His walking stick.
- Copies of his handwriting.
- His Indian Parliament Security Pass.
- Round table conference photographs.
- Degree and doctorate certificates
The Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee are very grateful to the Late Nanak Chand Rattu (personal secretary of Dr B. R. Ambedkar) and the Late Siddarth Rattu as well as his family for entrusting them with these historically important personal effects of Dr B. R Ambedkar.
These personal effects are on display in the Dr Ambedkar meuseum which is on the site of the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara. These personal effects have been taken to Italy for people to see there, they have been displayed in Bedford at a Dr Ambedkar remembrance function. There has been a request by supporters of the Dr Ambedkar’s mission to take these personal effects to Canada for them to see.
Members and supporters of the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee walking around the temple 3 times (led by Venerable Dhammanag):
Members and supporters of the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee in the Shrine Room:
Venerable Dhammanag addressing the congregation and giving a Dhamma Talk
Pictures of the Kathina Celebration in November 2010, enjoyed by many members and supporters of the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara
More members and Supporters walking around the temple before the ceremony starts:
Robe offering ceremony in the hall:
Pictures from Dhamma Chakka Pravatan Day on Saturday 12th July 2014
Buddhists at Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara celebrate the anniversary of the Buddha giving his first sermon and thus setting in motion the Wheel of Dhamma. On this day the Sangha was created as the first five monks were taught Dhamma and ordained as monks.
The Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee was 45 years old on 19th July 2014, many members and supporters gathered the celebrate it’s 45th anniversary after receiving a blessing from the monks.
Pictures of the Kathina Celebration in November 2013, enjoyed by over 150 members and supporters of the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara
Buddha Jayanti 2013 Special Broadcast Programmes:
Programme 2 –
Programme 3 -
Dr Ambedkar 122nd Birth Anniversary – 14 April 2013:
Please see special programme broadcast in response to the Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, Terrorist bombings on 7-7-2013
For Buddhists the world over this one of the most highly venerated shrines, this is after all where the Buddha attained Enlightened over 2600 years ago.