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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. 

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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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Abhayaratna Trust seeks Director

Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:00

Abhayaratna Trust seeks Director

Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:00

Founded in 2008, the Abhayaratna Trust supports Order members around the world who are experiencing financial hardship. Over nine years we have been helping an increasing number to maintain their Dharma practice and sangha connections, as well as assisting with urgent living costs. We expect this number to continue to grow in the coming years. 

Now we are looking for an Order member to enable the further development of the work of the Trust and lead the team in the effective pursuit...

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​Job Opportunity

Tue, 7 Feb, 2017 - 10:00

​Job Opportunity

Tue, 7 Feb, 2017 - 10:00

Triratna Order Members who are experiencing financial hardship can turn to the Abhayaratna Trust for support. We make grants and offer non-financial support too in urgent health and housing situations. We also want to build a substantial fund for the future needs of the Order, including support for those who have dedicated their working lives to teaching the Dharma and building our Sangha and have been unable to save for later in life or times of illness.    

We have a vacancy...

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Appeal for Upekshadevi

Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 15:51

Appeal for Upekshadevi

Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 15:51

THIS APPEAL HAS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED US SUCCESSFULLY RAISE £5500 FOR UPEKSHADEVI

Upekshadevi needs our support. We are asking you to consider her situation and help her if you can.

Upekshadevi was ordained in 2010 and lives near Brighton. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2003. This serious and degenerative disease makes Upekshadevi’s life very difficult emotionally, physically and mentally and,...

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Writing a Will Part 4: DIY Wills vs. Using a Solicitor

Wed, 2 Nov, 2016 - 13:43

Writing a Will Part 4: DIY Wills vs. Using a Solicitor

Wed, 2 Nov, 2016 - 13:43

The cost of making a will can be off-putting. Writing your own will may be an appealing option; however it is generally advised against, as any mistakes can cause confusion and be costly down the line.

If your will is very straightforward (e.g.  if you are married and simply want to leave everything to your partner) then you might wish to look into the option of writing it yourself. There are plenty of templates available for writing your own will.

Another option might be...

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Writing a Will Part 3: Naming your Executors

Fri, 28 Oct, 2016 - 01:38

Writing a Will Part 3: Naming your Executors

Fri, 28 Oct, 2016 - 01:38

Yesterday I asked my brother, ‘Will you be an executor of my will?’ He seemed surprised but agreed. My brother is a solicitor and I’m confident that he will manage all the necessary paper work and legal issues effectively. 

‘Why not me?’ asks my mum with curiosity. It opens up a discussion about the reality that when I die, my mum will most likely already be dead, or in the event that I was to die before her, dealing with the practicalities...