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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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Vajracaksu's picture

Wonderfully thoughtful and loving initaitive. Sadhu to all involved.

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu

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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...

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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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viryaja's picture

Sadhu to you all!  And many many thanks for your efforts in this.

Much metta

Viryaja

bodhaniya's picture

Thanks for posting this, which sounds like a well thought out and important initiative. 

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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, Ratnachuda!

Love,
Munisha

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Local Care Networks

From Triratna News on Thu, 16 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Local Care Networks

From Triratna News on Thu, 16 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

The Abhayaratna Trust have launched a Local Care Network project which aims to help the Order develop more explicit and organised frameworks of care and support for Order members who need it, including accessing financial assistance and other services. The Network will also reinforce the existing culture of care in the Triratna Buddhist community, and create a framework to support Order members for generations to come.

The vision is that Local Care Network Coordinators Groups will form around...

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Padmadaka's picture

This is such an excellent idea.

Sadhu Mahasraddha and the team at the Abyayaratna Trust for initiating it. 

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Yes, Ditto. Thanks Mahasraddha and all at the Abhayaratna Trust for taking this on and developing it.

I can’t help but feel that the Abhayaratna Trust, and the work it does, is one of the most important and often overlooked facets for Triratna moving into the future.

Much Metta, Aranyaka xx

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I am very pleased to hear about these humane and forward-looking plans and hope this initiative will get all the support it needs.

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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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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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