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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...

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Sadayasihi

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