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The Abhayaratna Trust Local Care Network Training

From Triratna News on Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 - 16:19

The Abhayaratna Trust Local Care Network Training

From Triratna News on Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 - 16:19

The Abhayaratna Trust is embarking on a new project called the Local Care Network (LCN) project! The idea behind this is to help develop and embed a more explicit and organised culture of care and support in the Order for Order members who need it, including accessing financial assistance and other services (for more details, visit their website and watch a short video about it).

The project is a collaborative effort involving external agencies...

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Interested in making a difference to what we do?

Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 - 11:37

Interested in making a difference to what we do?

Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 - 11:37

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...

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Best wishes to Ratnachuda

Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 - 16:59

Best wishes to Ratnachuda

Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 - 16:59


As many people will know, Ratnachuda has been a dedicated servant to the Three Jewels spanning many years; his willingness to help others has touched many people’s lives.
This deep care and concern for others led him to becoming a Trustee of The Abhayaratna Trust nearly eight years ago. He gave dedicated service and we particularly appreciated his lively intelligence, enthusiasm and pioneering spirit; his love of the Order is clear. Now he has stepped down, giving...

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Thank you to Vidusi

Tue, 5 Nov, 2019 - 15:40

Thank you to Vidusi

Tue, 5 Nov, 2019 - 15:40

We are very grateful to Vidusi for her work as an Abhayaratna Trustee over the last 6 years. During this time she has attended regular Trustee meetings in Birmingham and helped make decisions on giving grants to those who have applied, as well as on Trust policy. When asked about her motivation to volunteer as a Trustee, Vidusi said;

“I value the Order very highly and want to do something for those who need an extra bit of help.”

Thank you Vidusi. On behalf...

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Gift an Order member in India a place on Convention - for £25

Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 - 13:04

Gift an Order member in India a place on Convention - for £25

Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 - 13:04

The Order in India are getting together for their Convention next month. Abhayaratna Trust is gifting 50 free places to women and men there. We’d love to support a further 25 places at a cost of £25 each - yes it’s really only £25 - but that’s a lot when you have little or no income.

Could you donate £25 - or any other amount - today to gift one place?

You can donate here...

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Five myths about the Abhayaratna Trust

Wed, 16 Oct, 2019 - 16:25

Five myths about the Abhayaratna Trust

Wed, 16 Oct, 2019 - 16:25

1. That we have central funding from the movement to support Order members; 

       We don’t! We’re a separate charity solely relying on your individual donations to help care for individual Order members needing support. We don’t fund institutions or Dharma projects.

2. That we are here to help elderly Order members only; 

   Not so! We’re here for Order members of any age who request support. If it appears otherwise, that’s because when we started 11 years ago we imagined it would only...

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The Heart of the Sorrow performance

Wed, 11 Sep, 2019 - 10:38

The Heart of the Sorrow performance

Wed, 11 Sep, 2019 - 10:38

If you are in or near Manchester on Saturday September 28th, you are warmly invited to the Manchester Buddhist Centre for a one-off performance of The Heart of the Sorrow - the myth of Orpheus in the Underworld as told by Jinavamsa and Taradakini through their original songs and narrative. It’s an interpretation which draws out the significance of this myth for us today in turning towards the facts of our existence. 

The 40 minute performance is to raise funds for the Abhayaratna Trust, which gives financial support to...

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Creating a Local Care Network

Wed, 11 Sep, 2019 - 10:16

Creating a Local Care Network

Wed, 11 Sep, 2019 - 10:16

The Abhayaratna Trust sees the potential in developing a network of local support for elderly and unwell members of the Triratna Buddhist Order. It’s another step in Abhayaratna Trust’s encouragement of the Triratna Community developing a consistent culture of care.

The project will get underway next year in Manchester. You can read more about it here https://abhayaratnatrust.org/local-care-network-details and consider supporting this significant project by donating towards our £2500 pilot training and research costs. 

Taradakini...

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Bhante Sangharakshita's funeral travel appeal

Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 21:16

Bhante Sangharakshita's funeral travel appeal

Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 21:16

Dear friends,

This is an urgent appeal to help Order members travel to Bhante’s funeral on 10th of November at Adhisthana.

JUST GIVE

The Abhayaratna Trust wants to make as many travel grants as possible to Triratna Buddhist Order members within Europe who could otherwise not afford to attend Bhante’s funeral.

We also hope to be able to give 50% travel grants to those living outside Europe and in financial hardship.

Our ability to...

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Big 10:10 Fundraising Concert

Sat, 6 Oct, 2018 - 16:42

Big 10:10 Fundraising Concert

Sat, 6 Oct, 2018 - 16:42

We’re celebrating 10 years of supporting the Triratna Buddhist Order, and you are invited.

Abhayaratna Trust is hosting a concert this month to celebrate all that we have achieved in 10 years of financially supporting Triratna Order members. We are raising £10,000 in our 10th year  so we can continue to make modest grants to more than 100 Triratna Order members annually worldwide - many of whom have dedicated their lives to teaching Dharma and creating Sangha. 

Be entertained by some of the finest classical...

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