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Appreciating and Remembering Tim Lilley

Mon, 9 Jan, 2023 - 15:07

Appreciating and Remembering Tim Lilley

Mon, 9 Jan, 2023 - 15:07

We were sad to hear that Tim Lilley, one of the founders of Aid for India, the charity that has since become Karuna, passed away on the 21st of December 2022. 

Tim was instrumental in setting up the first Aid for India fundraising campaigns in the early 1980s, working closely with Kulamitra to introduce door-to-door fundraising into the early Movement. Together they laid the foundations for Karuna as it exists today and introduced many of the radical approaches that still underpin the...

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An Update from Karuna

From Triratna News on Fri, 9 Dec, 2022 - 12:39

An Update from Karuna

From Triratna News on Fri, 9 Dec, 2022 - 12:39

Hello, I’m Srirajni (pictured left in the image) and I wanted to give a little update on the recent changes at Karuna

Some of you will know Steven Murdoch, who has led our fundraising team at Karuna for an incredible 10 years. He is stepping down and into new ventures both within and outside Karuna.  

To guide Karuna’s fundraising team into the future, I’m excited to be stepping into the role of Joint Head of Fundraising alongside Louise Thomas (who some of you may know from...

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Feeling the Heat: Communities Adapting to a Changing Climate

Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 10:01

Feeling the Heat: Communities Adapting to a Changing Climate

Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 10:01

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...

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Supporting Girls’ and Women’s Rights to Reproductive Health in Nepal

Tue, 26 Jul, 2022 - 19:27

Supporting Girls’ and Women’s Rights to Reproductive Health in Nepal

Tue, 26 Jul, 2022 - 19:27

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,...

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Beyond limits: 2021 Karuna Appeal applications now open

Fri, 14 Jan, 2022 - 10:48

Beyond limits: 2021 Karuna Appeal applications now open

Fri, 14 Jan, 2022 - 10:48


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...

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Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

From Triratna News on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

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...

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Closure of the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School

From Triratna News on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 16:32

Closure of the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School

From Triratna News on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 16:32

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) school is closing its doors with a finale event today. In February 2021 the school’s trustees made the decision to close later in the year, and now that day has come.

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...

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Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

From Triratna News on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

From Triratna News on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

We are delighted to announce the launch of Karuna USA

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. 

Sharing similar missions and...

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“ STRUGGLE OF NOMADIC TRIBES IN COVID CRISES”-

Tue, 27 Jul, 2021 - 12:30

“ STRUGGLE OF NOMADIC TRIBES IN COVID CRISES”-

Tue, 27 Jul, 2021 - 12:30

                      EXPERIENCES AND STORIES FROM THE GROUND

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

SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST 4-5PM

Who are the NT/DNT ?

The Nomadic Tribes and De-notified Tribes (...

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‘Doorways to Freedom’-‘How Karuna appeals can strengthen spiritual practice.’

Fri, 9 Jul, 2021 - 00:38

‘Doorways to Freedom’-‘How Karuna appeals can strengthen spiritual practice.’

Fri, 9 Jul, 2021 - 00:38

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.

Register here: https://appeals.karuna.org/get-involved

Thursday 15th July 7-8pm

‘Why are Karuna appeals such effective spiritual practice? Because you are doing...