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The Abhayaratna Trust exists to relieve hardship among members of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Inspired by Sangharakshita’s teaching on A Case of Dysentery, our main role is offering the infrastructure to help Order members help each other.
We are looking for one or two Order Members to join our existing four Trustees, to help oversee and develop the work of the Trust at an exciting time in the Trust’s development. We would particularly like to hear from you if you have some experience in the areas of health, social care, disability or welfare and benefits.
Alongside the financial support we give to Order members around the world through grants (more than 100 a year) and appeals (for those in greater need), we are embarking on a programme of growth to establish more explicit and organised frameworks for care in the Order. At the heart of this is our Local Care Network project, which will be piloted in several Triratna Centres and Groups in the UK.
Our Trustees, currently Dharmashura, Shraddhalocani, Shantisthana and Danayutta, meet four times a year, usually on Saturdays at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK, and they actively contribute to the work of the Trust between meetings for a few hours a month by email. The main work of the Trust is carried out by Mahasraddha and three part-time staff, Taradakini (grants/appeal), Jinavamsa (donations/communications) and Shantiprabha (bookkeeping).
If you think you have the right experience and aptitude, as well as energy and enthusiasm for the ethos of the Trust, then please contact Dharmashura, Chair of the Abhayaratna Trust, in the first instance for an informal discussion (email: dharmashura [at] aol.com).