At Karuna USA we believe that every individual deserves a decent life and the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of caste, race or ethnicity. This ‘vision’ is oh-so apparent to us as temperatures soar across the globe.
With records continuing to be broken in the US and Europe, Karuna USA’s focus countries of India, Nepal and Bangladesh are similarly suffering under the staggering heat. March and April of this year were the hottest on record in India, regularly...
A little known area of the work of the Karuna network - the UK, Germany and the USA - is in supporting women’s reproductive rights and other basic rights.
A common phenomenon across South Asia is a practice of periodically excluding girls and women from participating in their regular life, with no access to public areas. They are locked out of the house to sleep in stables or shacks. This often leads to hypothermia,...
Do you want to live this year with deeper meaning and purpose?
To develop more kindness, with others.. for others..
and move beyond ways that limit you?
For over fourty years people in our community have choosen to deepen their practice by joining a Karuna fundraising appeal team. Many have said that doing an appeal was one of the most significant and transformative times of their dharma lives.
Fundraising as a spiritual practice means remembering to open to what’s alive in each moment, meeting fear with metta...
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...
The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School was established in Kalimpong in 1954 by the late Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s main teachers. The school was originally set up in order to provide free education for the children of the poorest...
Live launch: November 6th: 1-3pm EDT | 10am-12pm PDT | 11am-1pm México | 5-7pm IE&UK | 6-8pm Europe
Karuna USA has been established by Triratna sangha members based in the United States as a sister entity to Karuna UK and Karuna Germany. We are grateful to Karuna UK’s Trustees and Team for their invaluable support.
Join us for our next live Covid crisis event and hear directly from the founders of Nirman, Santosh and Vaishali, who have given their lives to raise awareness of the issues faced by Nomadic Tribal communities in Maharashtra. Register here: https://appeals.karuna.org/get-involved
Join us for our next live event and hear from our newly ordained Srirajni, who has been working for Karuna for the last five years. She volunteered on her first Karuna appeal in June 2016 and since then continued to work for Karuna. Srirajni will be sharing her experience of the many benefits of doing Karuna appeals and how fundraising is a path of spiritual practice.
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...
Join us for our next live Covid crisis event and hear directly from Pratibha who works for Karuna in Germany. Recently back from India, she witnessed the heartbreaking reality happening right now for women and girls and how women are disproportionately impacted during the pandemic.