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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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Dear Caroline,

It’s very moving to read this account of your experience. I’m not sure if I’m a bit late in the day to say sadhu as this seems to be from 2014 but sadhu anyway. 

Love

Amritavani

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Watch our Story

Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 15:53

Watch our Story

Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 15:53
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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...
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Why do a Karuna Appeal you may ask...?

Tue, 8 Jul, 2014 - 11:45

Why do a Karuna Appeal you may ask...?

Tue, 8 Jul, 2014 - 11:45Well….you’ll have an opportunity to meet inspiring people like those featured in this Clearvision video who are supporting Karuna Trust projects in India.

We are welcoming applications to join a 6-week Karuna Men’s Appeal this autumn (6th Sept to 18th October) led by Karuna’s very own fundraising hero Sanghanath.

Michael Smith (from the Ipswich Sangha) is a Karuna Fundraiser (who was on the Karuna men’s spring appeal earlier this year) says​:

”I...
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Sanghanath needs 3 men for a Karuna door knocking appeal starting on 24th May

Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 12:50

Sanghanath needs 3 men for a Karuna door knocking appeal starting on 24th May

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...
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Can you help Karuna? Are you looking for a reliable tenant for your property in London?

Wed, 12 Feb, 2014 - 12:42

Can you help Karuna? Are you looking for a reliable tenant for your property in London?

Wed, 12 Feb, 2014 - 12:42We are looking for a 4-5 bedroom house for rent in London to house Karuna door-to-door appeals from March to July 2014.

Ideally the house would be based in west or south-west London but we are willing to rent anywhere in London too.

Karuna has been making a huge difference to the lives of India’s Dalit communities for over 30 years. This has been made possible because we run door-to-door fundraising appeals throughout the...
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Come get some Karuna Sangha in 2014

Tue, 17 Dec, 2013 - 13:02

Come get some Karuna Sangha in 2014

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...
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Karuna fundraising 2013: transforming self and world

Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 16:15

Karuna fundraising 2013: transforming self and world

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...
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The Big Give Challenge 2012: You can help Karuna lift 10,000 Indian kids out of child labour and poverty

Wed, 5 Dec, 2012 - 12:47

The Big Give Challenge 2012: You can help Karuna lift 10,000 Indian kids out of child labour and poverty

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.

Education for all children is the...
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Volunteer Opportunities at Karuna

Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 15:39

Volunteer Opportunities at Karuna

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.

We are looking for volunteers to...
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