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Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08

Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08

Streaming Zoom Live Event, Thursday 3rd June, 7-8pm (BST)

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

I hope we all remember how migrant labourers suffered during the sudden lockdown last year in India. The first thing that comes to my mind are images of ‘tired feet’ and ’hunger’. I can not believe millions of feet had to walk thousands of miles to get their homes, and many of them never made it.

One of my inspirations from India is Ashif Shaikh, the founder of ‘Jan Sahas’ (‘People’s...

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Sanghanath

India in Crisis- How can we help?

Thu, 20 May, 2021 - 14:39

India in Crisis- How can we help?

Thu, 20 May, 2021 - 14:39


Join our long-term project partner, Aryaketu, for an inspiring and informative talk on his new emergency ambulance project ‘Your Life Now On Our Wheel’ TONIGHT @ 7pm-8pm.
Register here: https://appeals.karuna.org/get-involved
 

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Padmadaka

Coronavirus Appeal: A Message from the CEO of Karuna Trust

Thu, 22 Apr, 2021 - 11:58

Coronavirus Appeal: A Message from the CEO of Karuna Trust

Thu, 22 Apr, 2021 - 11:58

As most of you know the situation in India is again becoming desperate. 

This second wave of COVID-19 is spreading faster; infection rates are more than double than at the previous peak and health facilities are being overwhelmed. Night curfews and local lockdowns are still paralysing many states, with devastating consequences for migrant workers. As before, it is the most vulnerable and marginalised people suffering most. 

Make a donation now and help us save lives

In March last year, Karuna launched...

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An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

From Triratna News on Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

From Triratna News on Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School was established 67 years ago by the previous Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s main teachers, to protect Tibetan and Himalayan Art and Culture. In late December 2020 Karuna Trust, who funds 60% of the school’s overall budget, was informed that the Trustees of the ITBCI in Kalimpong, which is now led by the new Dhardo Rimpoche, had made the decision to close the school in December 2021. 

Rimpoche, who had previously...

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Suddhaka

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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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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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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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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Sanghamani

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...