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.
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...
Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 12:50This is Sanghanath. I am currently leading a Karuna men’s appeal in London with 5 great men – Barney, Kevin, Nikoli, Michael and Jeremy.
It’s always a privilege to see Karuna fundraisers connect with Karuna’s work in India and turn fundraising into a spiritual practice.
A Karuna appeal can be challenging but such a beneficial spiritual practice. Taking Metta out onto the doorsteps with whatever and whoever you meet. It has often been a life-changing experience for many...
Tue, 17 Dec, 2013 - 13:02Raising money for Karuna is a great way to create Sangha. Check out this fab video made by Clear Vision
Sanghanath, Karuna Appeals leader says “I have benefitted from Karuna’s projects as a child. I have changed and I see people in India changing thanks to Karuna’s work. We are building dignity, self-respect and challenging the caste system. Karuna appeals and the fundraising training are about being real, authentic and letting go of the stories we...
Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 16:15Happy New Year friends of Karuna Fundraisers.
If you are up for a personal challenge in 2013 you may want to consider doing some fundraising for Karuna this year. You’ll personally benefit in ways you’d never have imagined as well as helping India’s Dalit community.
We have spaces on the following appeals: Men’s Door-to-door (London)16 Feb -to 30 March, 6 April to 18 May and 25 May to 6 July. We’re also running a Phone Appeal from our...
Wed, 5 Dec, 2012 - 12:47Only 55-65% of children in the villages of Sangamner, Maharashtra, India are attending school. The root of the problem is poverty, where in Maharashtra, 27 million people live on less than 80p a day. Poor and uneducated parents do not always recognise the value in children, especially girls, attending school. Instead children are often kept away from school to bring extra income into the household through scavenging, or following their parents into work.
Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 15:39You can help alleviate suffering in India by volunteering at Karuna - a friendly and vibrant Team Based Right Livelihood
Karuna was formed in 1980 as the Triratna Buddhist Community’s response to the suffering of India’s Dalit community. For 30 years Karuna has worked with some of India’s most disadvantaged people, sending over £1 million every year to support low-caste and tribal communities fulfill their potential through our social and Dharma projects.