AKASH NAVAYANA BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION ONLINE REFUGE WEBSITE
We are an organization dedicated to fulfilling Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar's vision for justice and social equality for the Dalit Community that provides a free online Diksha Buddhist Refuge Ceremony and Buddhist I.D. cards.
RESIDENT ORDAINED BUDDHIST TEACHER (LAMA)
Rinpoche was ordained in 1993 as a Ngakpa Lama by Very Venerable Karma Thinley Rinpoche IV and was given the title Ngak'chang, meaning "holder, wielder, and transmitter of mantric power". He is a Western Lama who, for more than half a century, has practiced and taught Lord Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings. He is from the Ngakpa order of Upasakas - male and female householder yogins - and is considered a meditation master in the Maha Ati (Dzogchen) and Mahamudra (Chagchen) Vajrayana meditation traditions. Rinpoche received a Ph.D. in Education and Philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. He has written two books on Buddhist practice and poetry and has created two Buddhist musical DVDs. One of Rinpoche's goals is to integrate Buddhist and Western pedagogy. He is dedicated to fulfilling Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar's vision for justice and social equality for the Dalit Community.
GLOBAL AMBEDKAR SOCIETY LIASON
Rama was born in a small Dalit Indian village and grew up watching everyone help one another. He watched his father giving back to others that had helped him from an early age, and realized part of his journey in life is to help the Dalit Community. His family came to the U.S.A in 1973 and became part of the American Dream. He is Founder & CEO of Elevated Life Solutions, a charitable mission to help families in need in the United States and around the world - providing underprivileged families, including children, often forgotten, with technology, education, training, protection and support to help families help themselves. He is a Buddhist student of Ngak'chang Karma Yeshe Namgyal Dorje Rinpoche.
Isaac is a veteran of the film and TV industry, an entrepreneur, and a Buddhist student of Ngak'chang Karma Yeshe Namgyal Dorje Rinpoche.
Wesley is a trained architect and entrepreneur interested in impactful projects that make a difference to people.
All members of the Dalit community are being offered the ability to receive this sublime opportunity of the Akash Navayana Buddhist Association Diksha Refuge Ceremony completely free of any charge. For receiving the Buddhist Diksha Refuge Ceremony, please follow these simple guidelines.