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Annual Review 2020

Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 14:22

Annual Review 2020

Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 14:22

Find out more about us as a charity by reading our Annual Review for 2020 by clicking here.
 

Historically the Abhayaratna Trust has existed to relieve financial hardship and its consequences whenever and wherever it arises among individual members of the Triratna Buddhist Order. We have done this by giving practical aid to Order members in the form of cash grants, non-financial support and generating appeals for specific individuals. We are also agile and responsive to events that require intervention, the most...

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The Abhayaratna Trust 200 Appeal

Thu, 24 Dec, 2020 - 12:51

The Abhayaratna Trust 200 Appeal

Thu, 24 Dec, 2020 - 12:51

Watch video here: https://youtu.be/xvYRasSOUAA
 
Why give regularly to The Abhayaratna Trust? 
 
Because we fill a gap that other charities don’t. We give modest grants to individual Order members, wherever they are in the world, for their personal support during times of financial difficulty. We cover heating bills, relocation costs, travel to Order Gatherings, help with dental and medical costs where there is no national health service or insurance, meeting unexpected emergencies such as during Covid-19, accessing therapies...

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A Myriad of Conditions

Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 - 14:35

A Myriad of Conditions

Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 - 14:35

At the recent Order convention Mahasraddha talked about how in recovering from a stroke it became clearer to him that relationships and the care that can flow through these was what was most important in his life. He sees the Abhayaratna Trust as responding to the myriad of conditions that are not within our control and that can show up the fragility of our seemingly secure financial situation. https://youtu.be/VadwrGP9dl0

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Update on our Covid India appeal

Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 13:11

Update on our Covid India appeal

Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 13:11

Click here to watch an update on our appeal to support individual Order members in India who are struggling financially due to Covid-19

Karmavajra, who administers our grant programme in India, told us that the Trust and our supporters are ‘a friend in this difficult time and give confidence that the Order is behind us.’

So far we have been able to make 106 small grants but we estimate that more will be needed, so you can still make a one off donation...

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A Message from Taradakini

Sat, 4 Jul, 2020 - 13:34

A Message from Taradakini

Sat, 4 Jul, 2020 - 13:34

Watch a message from Taradakini here


You will have seen and perhaps given to Triratna and other fundraising appeals for India in recent weeks due to the effect of Covid-19. The Abhayaratna Trust launched a specific appeal a few weeks ago to raise 600,000 rupees so that we can make 6,000 rupee grants (approximately £60) to 100 individual Order members in India.

We are asking you to give £60 to directly support an individual Order member and their family...

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Covid-19 Emergency Funding to Triratna Projects and People in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 - 17:13

Covid-19 Emergency Funding to Triratna Projects and People in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 - 17:13

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic that is putting many people and communities in desperate circumstances in India, a number of appeals have been initiated by Triratna Trusts and individuals both in the East and the West.

In Europe, The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma/India Dhamma Trust and the Karuna Trust/Karuna Germany are all active in raising and distributing emergency relief funds to people in need in India. In addition, Subhuti launched...

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Rejoicing in Shantiprabha as he retires from the Trust

Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 12:15

Rejoicing in Shantiprabha as he retires from the Trust

Tue, 26 May, 2020 - 12:15

Shantiprabha, who has been there from the start of the AbhayaratnaTrust, a founder member is retiring and passing on his current role as bookkeeper to Utpalavajri. Taradakini and Mahasraddha have this to say about their time with him as part of the Abhayaratna Trust team.

“Shantiprabha is a very kind man who cares about the welfare of individual Order members. He’s been able to express this repeatedly and admirably in the past 12 years with the Trust. Without him the Trust may...

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Update on support for Order members during the pandemic

Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 15:31

Update on support for Order members during the pandemic

Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 15:31

Since March 19th, Abhayaratna Trust, the Order’s care network, has been in touch with Order members around the world who have been experiencing financial hardship as a result of the spread of Covid-19. So far, the charity has given modest grants to 23 Order members living in Mexico, the United States, Spain, India and the UK, and expects to give further grants in the coming months.

The majority of grants have been to those who are self-employed and badly affected by...

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Coronavirus Grants for Triratna Order Members

Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 18:21

Coronavirus Grants for Triratna Order Members

Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 18:21

The Abhayaratna Trust is responding to the financial hardship resulting from the spread of Covid-19 by offering short term relief through cash grants of up to £500 per Order member as support at this time.

Many Order members are self-employed and the sudden loss of income has left some of them without the resources to pay food and utility bills and with rent shortfalls. Access to state benefits can be too slow or not available in many countries. 
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Grants for Order members affected by Coronavirus

Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 13:22

Grants for Order members affected by Coronavirus

Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 13:22

The Abhayaratna Trust is responding to the financial hardship resulting from the spread of Covid-19. We are offering short term relief through cash grants of up to £500 per Order member as support in urgent need at this time.

We made our first £3000 of grants last week. We know from our general grant programme that many of us have few or no resources, and will struggle with food, bills and rent shortfalls. 

So if you are struggling financially and would be helped by...