TBMSGTrailokya Bauddha Mahasangha Sahayaka Gana (Friends of the Western Buddhist Order; India)
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Of particular interest are Alan Sponberg's account of the TBMSG movement, inspired by Ambedkar but founded much later by Sangharakshita as the embodiment of the Western Buddhist Order's "dhamma work" in India, and Nancy Barnes's objective study of the very different ways in which Buddhist women are seeking to practice, with or without ordination, in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Tibet, and Taiwan.
TBMSG (Trailokya Bauddha Mahasanga Sahayaka Gana) and Dr.
However, Sponberg notes that TBMSG, which continues Ambedkar's work, may owe its success, where other more politically oriented Ambedkarite movements have failed, to its emphasis on Buddhist spiritual practices (pp.