Generous legacy left to Triratna's Abhayaratna Trust
On Wed, 10 August, 2011 - 06:15
Satyadakini writes from Triratna’s Abhayaratna Trust - a fairly new charity, created as an international benevolent fund for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order who may be suffering from sickness, old age or disability. She says -
“I’m writing on behalf of the Abhayaratna Trust to express our gratitude and rejoice in the care and generosity of Dharmachari Manjusvara who has left a legacy in his will to the Abhayaratna Trust. The Abhayaratna Trust came into being in 2005 when Dharmachari Abhayaratna died and left a legacy in his will to the Triratna Buddhist Order.
“Many Order Members, through dedicating their lives to work for the Order, may not have been able to save for their old age. State benefits exist in some countries, but they are not designed to meet the costs of going on retreat, attending Order gatherings and maintaining the freedom to continue Dharma practice in sickness, old age or disability. Increasing numbers of Order Members will face hardship through sickness, old age or disability. The Trust exists so we can build funds to provide an effective response to this. Manjusvara’s legacy will help to give Order Members throughout the world the chance to go on retreat, connect with spiritual friends and enhance the everyday quality of their lives in basic ways. The Trust would also like to support projects which help a number of Order Members such as housing, a Buddhist hospice, care homes and cremation and burial grounds.
“If you would like to give a gift to the Trust, perhaps in memory of Manjusvara, to help with our work please see our website www.abhayaratnatrust.org.uk. There is a facility for online donations, standing orders and information about leaving a legacy in your will to the Trust.