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Indrajala community - Caring for each other

Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 12:40

Indrajala community - Caring for each other

Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 12:40

In this video, Taradakini talks with the Indrajala women’s community in Bethnal green, whose members span a wide age range. They discuss how they might support each other as they age, or become less able.

They also talk about how they adapted when a number of community members were ill with covid, as well as the need to continue to be honest about what they might need and what thy might be able to give to the community.

Click here to watch video.

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A message from Nagabodhi

Wed, 13 Sep, 2023 - 15:35

A message from Nagabodhi

Wed, 13 Sep, 2023 - 15:35

Nagabodhi’s message is very timely. Click here to watch video.

It coincides with our ‘looking out for the Order appeal’ to raise £10,000 a year. Not for a specific Order member, like you often see in our appeals but for our work worldwide. Why? Because for every appeal for an individual you see, there are at least another 20 Order members requesting support that you don’t hear about.

Donate here now

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Kavyamani joins the Trust

Wed, 26 Jul, 2023 - 11:30

Kavyamani joins the Trust

Wed, 26 Jul, 2023 - 11:30

We are very pleased to have Kavyamani join us as a Trustee. Kavyamani brings valuable experience and skills to the work of the Trust.

She writes; ‘I have long been aware of and quietly impressed by the work of the Abhayaratna Trust. I was initially approached by my good friend Danayutta, herself a Trustee, to find out if I would be interested in getting involved. After initial conversations with members of the Trust and having attended the recent Trustee meeting, I instantly...

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Supporting livelihoods in India

Thu, 2 Mar, 2023 - 16:18

Supporting livelihoods in India

Thu, 2 Mar, 2023 - 16:18

The Abhayaratna Trust made modest grants in 2022 to support 20 individual Order members in India whose livelihoods had been lost or badly affected by the covid pandemic.

One of those we supported is Anomaraja from Kandiveli, Mumbai. His Sanskar Coaching Centre closed completely during lockdown. With a financial livelihood grant from Abhayaratna, he started coaching again and now has 25 children attending. This is many less than before covid but he is optimistic that before long he will have enough students...

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An opportunity to become a Trustee of The Abhayaratna Trust

Tue, 25 Oct, 2022 - 14:50

An opportunity to become a Trustee of The Abhayaratna Trust

Tue, 25 Oct, 2022 - 14:50

The Abhayaratna Trust exists to relieve financial hardship among members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, particularly in the face of sickness, old age or disability. Inspired by Sangharakshita’s teaching of A Case of Dysentery, we see our main role as offering the infrastructure to help Order members to help each other.

We are now looking for one or two more Order members to become Trustees to help oversee and develop the work of the Trust at an exciting time in our...

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Come and see us

Tue, 2 Aug, 2022 - 18:23

Come and see us

Tue, 2 Aug, 2022 - 18:23

The Abhayaratna Trust will have a stall in the ‘shopping mall’ at the UK & Ireland convention at Wymondham college this month, where you can come and talk to one of the team and find out more about what we do. We will also be putting on some events.

Mahasraddha, the Trust’s director, will be running a workshop in which he will provide information and invite discussion on the need for care in the Order and how that need might...

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Bursaries for UK & Ireland convention 2022

Thu, 31 Mar, 2022 - 16:36

Bursaries for UK & Ireland convention 2022

Thu, 31 Mar, 2022 - 16:36

The Abhayaratna Trust is once again offering bursaries to Triratna Order members within the UK & Ireland Area to attend the convention at Wymondham college this August. if you have less than £10,000 in savings you can apply for help with the cost of accommodation and/or travel. To apply click here. We aim to respond to your request within 4 working days or less. If you have any questions or don’t wish to fill in the...

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Sending money to India

Thu, 27 Jan, 2022 - 14:20

Sending money to India

Thu, 27 Jan, 2022 - 14:20

Mahasraddha writes: You may be aware from the news and messages from the key Triratna charities operating in India (Karuna, FutureDharma Fund and The Abhayaratna Trust), that the past few weeks have seen major changes affecting the NGO sector in India. More than 150 large Indian charities, including at least one of our Triratna Trusts, have had their permission to receive foreign funding revoked by the Indian Government.

The changes affect transfers to Indian charities. Because of the remit of The Abhayaratna Trust –...

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Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

As you may have seen in the news, the past few weeks have seen major changes affecting the NGO sector in India. More than 150 large Indian charities, including at least one of our Triratna Trusts, have had their permission to receive foreign funding revoked by the Indian Government.

Most significantly, TBMSG Pune has had its foreign contributions permission removed. This is one of the main trusts supporting Triratna social projects in India. It employs 67 staff, mostly Mitras and...

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Help the Abhayaratna Trust Team

Thu, 4 Nov, 2021 - 15:28

Help the Abhayaratna Trust Team

Thu, 4 Nov, 2021 - 15:28

Utpalavajri explains why we need your help; click here

Fundraising for the Order in India during Covid; setting up local care networks; giving grants worldwide for Order members with insufficient resources to meet basic living costs; investigating mental wellbeing in the Order… these are just some of the projects that The Abhayaratna Trust team takes on to benefit the Triratna Order.

If you have donated £50 for example, to one of our Appeals, all that £50 goes to the appeal individual or...