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Covid-19 Emergency Appeal Update

Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:08

Covid-19 Emergency Appeal Update

Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:08

At the end of March, we launched our Karuna Covid-19 Emergency Appeal to provide emergency relief to people in India and Nepal affected by the devastating impacts of the Coronavirus crisis. 

The lockdown was announced on March 24th and within a few days our partners were alerting us to  a catastrophic economic crisis affecting an estimated 460 million migrant and casual labourers who depended on daily wages for subsistence and a massive movement of people as migrants tried to travel back to...

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Mahasraddha

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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Padmadaka

Corona Crisis Appeal

Fri, 10 Apr, 2020 - 19:37

Corona Crisis Appeal

Fri, 10 Apr, 2020 - 19:37

Yesterday, Thursday 9th April, we released additional emergency grants totalling £48,000 to 19 Karuna partner organisations. 

While necessary, the current lockdown in India - the largest in history - has left millions struggling to access food or sanitary supplies. This initial set of grants will be used for distributing emergency food (like rice, dhal and oil) and sanitary supplies (like soap, masks and gloves) to at least 18,000 daily wage labourers and migrant workers. 

Many of the people receiving this support will...

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Padmadaka

Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update: Thank You for Your Incredible Response!

Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 11:05

Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update: Thank You for Your Incredible Response!

Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 11:05

One week ago today, we asked for your support in our largest appeal ever. Your answer was extraordinary.

In that short time, you have already raised nearly £30,000 to support those most affected by the coronavirus crisis in India and Nepal.

Thank you so much for the donations and for spreading the word.

These donations are already making a difference. In the photo is Varsha, who has participated in one of our women’s leadership and livelihood projects.

She...

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Padmadaka

Coronavirus: An Urgent Karuna Appeal

Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 16:35

Coronavirus: An Urgent Karuna Appeal

Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 16:35

The spread of coronavirus represents the global health crisis of our time and, like you, I find myself having to manage an unprecedented and constantly changing situation.

Job insecurity, cancelled plans and, most importantly, concern about our loved ones and those with underlying health conditions means that we are all struggling. I sincerely hope that you are able to access the support you need to stay well and to protect yourself and others during this time. 

As I write, India and Nepal have gone...

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Respond to the cries of the world - with love, dharma and action - join a Karuna appeal.

Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 15:00

Respond to the cries of the world - with love, dharma and action - join a Karuna appeal.

Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 15:00

Our Appeals are nearly around the corner and we are looking for Volunteers.

Each year for the past 40 years Triratna Buddhists have engaged with the transformative dharma practice of fundraising on a Karuna Appeal. Where we live together in community, practicing right livelihood by fundraising for The Karuna Trust.

It’s within this urban retreat like experience that we meet ourselves and others more deeply and learn to see our habits with a deeper kindly awareness. There’s a magic that happens when...

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Reflections on the Karuna Telephone Campaign

Wed, 31 Jul, 2019 - 14:59

Reflections on the Karuna Telephone Campaign

Wed, 31 Jul, 2019 - 14:59

It was hard to explain to my friends what I was doing for six weeks. I flippantly described my volunteer work at Karuna as a mixture of meditation, group therapy and telesales. Whilst this depiction clearly undersold my experience, on the surface the job did primarily involve calling up Karuna supporters and asking them to increase their donations – an activity undertaken by numerous charities.

And yet, I have come away from these six weeks with a profound sense of gratitude that...

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Radiate Love

Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 16:30

Radiate Love

Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 16:30

It’s Akashamitra here from Karuna. I’m a programme manager, and as such work very closely with some of the projects Karuna funds. I’ve been working with ITBCI school for the last 4 years, regularly visiting them in Kalimpong, and supporting the school with their work.  As many of you will know, Bhante’s main teacher Dhardo Rinpoche founded the school in 1954 to support some of the poorest children in India, many of whom had recently come over the border...

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Meeting my selves! By Caroline Ivimey-Parr

Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 09:56

Meeting my selves! By Caroline Ivimey-Parr

Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 09:56

The phrase “the hardest thing I’d ever have done” is often used to describe appeals. It’s true – I’ve never done something as completely challenging and engaging on every level.

The hardest person for me to meet on the appeal has turned out to be myself. I love meeting strangers; I’m hungry for the connection and I find it much easier to hold rejection from others lightly. Facing up to the everyday ways I’m making my own life harder though is terrifying.

When you...

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Come and join the magical world of Karuna Appeals this Spring

Fri, 6 Feb, 2015 - 11:09

Come and join the magical world of Karuna Appeals this Spring

Fri, 6 Feb, 2015 - 11:09Are you looking for a deeper connection with yourself and the world…an opportunity to practise generosity and live in a Buddhist community? Then look no further. A Karuna Appeal will offer all this and much more!

We have 2 spaces left for women on our Spring Appeal in London to be led by Sanghamani

We’re inviting applications from men and women for our 2015 appeals and phone campaigns.

Why do an appeal? Caste discrimination affects the lives...