Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

By Sanghanath on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08

Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

By Sanghanath on 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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Solidarity with India: A Session of Meditation and Puja from the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By upekshapriya on Sun, 2 May, 2021 - 15:32

Solidarity with India: A Session of Meditation and Puja from the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By upekshapriya on Sun, 2 May, 2021 - 15:32

Ratnasagara, Shakyajata and Mahabodhi with an event to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in India.

​Give direct within India to Trailokya Buddha Mahasangha Sahayak Gana

Re-watch on YouTube

Twelve members of our Order have died of #COVIDー19 in the past few weeks in India. They are:

Danavajra, ordained 2003, aged 78, from Amaravati
Khemaprabha, ordained 1993, aged 93, from Pune
Amoghabhadra, ordained 1993, aged 51, from Corona relief team
Shilavajra, ordained 2017, from Uttar Pradesh
Jnanaghosh, ordained 2019, aged 38,...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Solidarity with India: An Evening of Meditation and Puja from the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By Centre Team on Sat, 1 May, 2021 - 22:16

Solidarity with India: An Evening of Meditation and Puja from the Manchester Buddhist Centre

By Centre Team on Sat, 1 May, 2021 - 22:16

Ratnasagara, Shakyajata and Mahabodhi with an event to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in India.

​Give direct within India to Trailokya Buddha Mahasangha Sahayak Gana

Re-watch on YouTube

Twelve members of our Order have died of #COVIDー19 in the past few weeks in India. They are:

Danavajra, ordained 2003, aged 78, from Amaravati
Khemaprabha, ordained 1993, aged 93, from Pune
Amoghabhadra, ordained 1993, aged 51, from Corona relief team
Shilavajra, ordained 2017, from Uttar Pradesh
Jnanaghosh, ordained 2019, aged 38,...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter - April 2021

By Amrutdeep on Fri, 30 Apr, 2021 - 18:40

Chairs' Letter - April 2021

By Amrutdeep on Fri, 30 Apr, 2021 - 18:40

Dear Order Members and Friends,

I have asked each of my deputies to contribute to these letters, and it seemed appropriate that Amrutdeep would write this month, from India. Amrutdeep was ordained in 1992 and has been a Public Preceptor for eight years, and I’ve very much enjoyed and appreciated getting to know him as we work alongside each other in the College. He is thoughtful and wise, kindly and ethical, and tireless in his practice of the...

Triratna News
Triratna News

India Covid-19 Emergency: A Co-ordinated Triratna Fundraising Response

By Centre Team on Thu, 29 Apr, 2021 - 19:35

India Covid-19 Emergency: A Co-ordinated Triratna Fundraising Response

By Centre Team on Thu, 29 Apr, 2021 - 19:35

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust

In this message, we’d like to clarify how the Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna Trust and FutureDharma / IDT are working together and in collaboration with our partners in India to coordinate relief to people and projects affected by the devastating second wave of COVID in India. 

Many of you are giving to the Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna and other appeals. It is a credit to our Order and Movement that...

Abhayaratna Trust
Buddhist Centre Features

Covid Emergency in India: An Evening with Padmavajra and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 19 Apr, 2021 - 03:55

Covid Emergency in India: An Evening with Padmavajra and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 19 Apr, 2021 - 03:55

Join Padmavajra and friends live on Tuesday 20th April for a special event to raise funds for urgent Covid-19 care in India:

US PST 11:00 | US EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04:00 (next day) | New Zealand 06:00 (next day)

Five members of our Order have died of #COVIDー19 in the past few days in India. There is so...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Survey: how has UK Buddhist ritual and worship adapted to the pandemic?

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 09:48

Survey: how has UK Buddhist ritual and worship adapted to the pandemic?

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 09:48

How has your ritual and worship adapted to Covid-19 restrictions? Manchester Metropolitan University is conducting research in the UK.

If you’d like to know more or take part, take the survey or get in touch.
https://bric19.mmu.ac.uk/

The project aims to document, analyse, and understand the new ways that religious communities are coming together, and to use those findings to help make religious communities stronger and more resilient for the future. They’re interested in communities of all faiths and beliefs across the UK.

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Could you help support Taraloka through the Covid-19 pandemic?

By SophieAnn on Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 16:51

Could you help support Taraloka through the Covid-19 pandemic?

By SophieAnn on Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 16:51

Since March, Taraloka has been unable to run residential retreats, Finally, last weekend, our first, small, socially-distanced retreat was due to begin. Then, the Welsh Government declared our county, Wrexham, to be in strict lockdown again.


Now, we can’t even offer solitaries, donations from which, alongside those from online retreat attendees, had been seeing us through. Even when we can offer residential retreats again, social distancing means they will be for small numbers only, so we will be running them...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Compassionate Action: Venezuela Sangha

By dhsaraha on Fri, 14 Aug, 2020 - 10:21

Compassionate Action: Venezuela Sangha

By dhsaraha on Fri, 14 Aug, 2020 - 10:21

The first time we visited the Covid ward five people lay naked on beds. Two weeks later the long ward was full of people on closely packed beds. The next morning we got a desperate call from the Director of the hospital asking for help.

We - myself and members of the Triratna sangha in Merida - were at the hospital for three reasons: to help with the weekly donation of liquid soap, to research protective clothing which we are...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – July 2020

By ratnadharini on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 23:22

Chairs' Letter – July 2020

By ratnadharini on Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 - 23:22

Dear Order members

At the end of June I moved back to Adhisthana and though I like the simplicity of my cell-like bedroom cum office, people on the other end of Zoom calls have been commenting on the bare walls as, until recently, the only painting was above my desk and behind the computer screen. 

Covid-19 and the topic of race and racism, have continued to be major concerns, both within and without our sangha. Both wake up calls...

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