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Reflections on the Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Karuna on Wed, 31 Jul, 2019 - 14:59

Reflections on the Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Karuna on Wed, 31 Jul, 2019 - 14:59

It was hard to explain to my friends what I was doing for six weeks. I flippantly described my volunteer work at Karuna as a mixture of meditation, group therapy and telesales. Whilst this depiction clearly undersold my experience, on the surface the job did primarily involve calling up Karuna supporters and asking them to increase their donations – an activity undertaken by numerous charities.

And yet, I have come away from these six weeks with a profound sense of gratitude that...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Come get some Karuna Sangha in 2014

By Andrea@Karuna on Tue, 17 Dec, 2013 - 13:02

Come get some Karuna Sangha in 2014

By Andrea@Karuna on 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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Triratna News

A summer of abundant fundraising at Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 19 Jul, 2013 - 09:24

A summer of abundant fundraising at Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 19 Jul, 2013 - 09:24At last the UK is basking in abundant summer sunshine. Here at Karuna we’re basking in the warm glow of a summer of abundant fundraising.

Since April, Karuna fundraisers have signed up 280 new donors who’ve connected with Karuna’s work through conversations with a Karuna fundraiser they’ve met on their doorstep. And a team of phone fundraisers calling from our London office have inspired 684 Karuna donors to increase their existing donation. In total they will have...
Triratna News
Triratna News

A beautiful encounter: Dantacitta shares her experience of week one on the Karuna Green Tara Appeal

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 7 Jun, 2013 - 09:01

A beautiful encounter: Dantacitta shares her experience of week one on the Karuna Green Tara Appeal

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 7 Jun, 2013 - 09:01In this delightful blog, Dantacitta shares her experience of starting a Karuna doorknocking appeal.

She speaks really movingly about an encounter with a stranger whilst out doorknocking. This perfectly captures the magic, mystery and power of a Karuna doorknocking appeal.

Please send the ‘Magnificant Seven’ your well-wishing via the Karuna Fundraisers Facebook page.

To find out more about the powerfully transformative impact of Appeals and our work in India please visit the Karuna...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmachari Amitayus and the gift of the Dharma

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 - 06:05

Dharmachari Amitayus and the gift of the Dharma

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 - 06:05We continue our ‘India week’ on Triratna News with a profile of Amitayus, a young Indian Order Member living and working in Amaravati, a busy city in Maharastra, central India. He’s one of over 450 Order Members in India.

Like many others, Amitayus’ grandfather’s job was ‘untouchable’ work, to carry dead animals away from the village. His grandparents often had no food except the flesh of rotting animals. With no land of their own, they were forced...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Moving from darkness to light - being on retreat in India

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 11 Oct, 2012 - 08:12

Moving from darkness to light - being on retreat in India

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 11 Oct, 2012 - 08:12Bhaja Retreat Centre - funded by Triratna’s Karuna Trust - is located in a rural area between Pune and Mumbai. Away from the crowded slums India, Bhaja is a rural idyll located between Pune and Mumbai (in western India).

Imagine living in a one room shack, amidst hundreds if not thousands of others with corrugated roofs that trap the harsh Indian sun. There is no running water, you have to walk a mile or more to collect that, to...
Triratna News
Triratna News

How Karuna is helping to spread the Dharma in India

By lokabandhu on Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 11:38

How Karuna is helping to spread the Dharma in India

By lokabandhu on Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 11:38This week features a set of stories about Triratna’s social and Dhamma work in India in the run-up to October 14th and the anniversary of the great ‘mass conversions’ of 1956. These saw millions of Indians leave their ‘low-caste’ status in the Hindu caste system and convert to Buddhism under the leadership of the great Dr. Ambedkar. Andrea, from Triratna’s fundraising charity the ‘Karuna Trust’, writes with some of the background to this extraordinary ‘Dhamma Revolution’, and news...
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Karuna Fundraisers

We need more money! The dilemma of being a Karuna Fundraiser

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 4 Oct, 2012 - 14:45

We need more money! The dilemma of being a Karuna Fundraiser

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 4 Oct, 2012 - 14:45In this video Ivan from the Karuna ‘Spice Boys’ London appeal give us a quick doorknocking update from the streets of London.

To find out more about Karuna Fundraising check out our website www.appeals.karuna.org