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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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Meditation and Trauma - An Interview with Vajradevi

Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 - 11:52

Meditation and Trauma - An Interview with Vajradevi

Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 - 11:52

In this interview, Jinavamsa asks Vajradevi if trauma surfaces, could that be the result of long term practice or is it something we are doing, or not doing in our approach? And could meditation teachers benefit from some training to recognise when people they teach are coming up against trauma and acute anxiety?

Watch video interview here

You can also catch up with the rest of our mental wellbeing and the Order series here

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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...

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Closing our India Covid appeal

Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 16:00

Closing our India Covid appeal

Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 - 16:00

We will soon close our appeal to help Order members and their families in India, who have been affected by the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, if you still wish to make a donation you can still do so here;

https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/16534#!/DonationDetails

We have now raised £191,600.

So thank you again to all who have donated to this appeal; sadhu!

The Order convenors in India are meeting soon to make a longer term plan, as the hardships from this crisis are likely to...

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India Covid-19 Emergency: A Coordinated Triratna Response, July 2021

From Triratna News on Mon, 5 Jul, 2021 - 17:03

India Covid-19 Emergency: A Coordinated Triratna Response, July 2021

From Triratna News on Mon, 5 Jul, 2021 - 17:03

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

The Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna Trust and FutureDharma / IDT are working together with our partners in India to coordinate relief to people and projects affected by the devastating second and third waves of COVID in India.

The remits of the three charities are different – the Abhayaratna Trust works with individual order members, Karuna Trust with the wider community and FutureDharma / with Triratna movement organisations and projects...

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Let's Talk About Mental Health

Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 - 11:25

Let's Talk About Mental Health

Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 - 11:25

In addition to our regular work, this year the Abhayaratna Trust is focusing on mental health – an important area of wellbeing in the Order – through a series of interviews. This month, Advayasiddhi, a clinical psychologist based in Copenhagen, talks with the Abhayaratana Trust’s Utpalavajri. 

Watch on YouTube

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Newsletter June 2021

Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 - 11:35

Newsletter June 2021

Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 - 11:35

Newsbites on India, mental health and more.

Read and comment on our latest newsletter by clicking on link below.

https://abhayaratnatrust.org/latest/newsletter-may-2021

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A Heartfelt Thank You from Yashosagar

Wed, 28 Apr, 2021 - 16:10

A Heartfelt Thank You from Yashosagar

Wed, 28 Apr, 2021 - 16:10

Yashosagar gives a personal heartfelt thanks and an update on how Order members and their families are being helped in India through our recent urgent appeal.

Click to see video

And thank you you to all the donors to this appeal for such a tremendous response.

Sadhu!

Mahasraddha, Taradakini, Jinavamsa & Utpalavajri
The Abhayaratna Trust Team

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Covid Emergency in India: An Evening with Padmavajra and Friends

From Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 19 Apr, 2021 - 03:55

Covid Emergency in India: An Evening with Padmavajra and Friends

From Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 19 Apr, 2021 - 03:55

Join Padmavajra and friends live on Tuesday 20th April for a special event to raise funds for urgent Covid-19 care in India:

US PST 11:00 | US EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04:00 (next day) | New Zealand 06:00 (next day)

Five members of our Order have died of #COVIDー19 in the past few days in India. There is so...

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Urgent Appeal for 66 Order members in India

From Triratna India on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 22:19

Urgent Appeal for 66 Order members in India

From Triratna India on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 22:19

Dear Friends,

The second wave of covid is causing poverty, distress and death in India. Very sadly we have lost several members of the Order to covid in recent days. Currently 15 Order members are unwell with covid to the point of needing medicines and / or oxygen. With public health supplies running low, these things need to be paid for privately. We want to send £150 to each of these Order members to give them this ability.

Donate to the emergency appeal

Our...