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Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Kusaladevi writes about her experience working for Karuna: ”It’s hard to summarise my time working at Karuna. It was such a significant part of my life for around 8 years, coinciding with my ordination process and it feels hard to separate the two out. I feel so fortunate to have worked for a charity that combined my interest in International Development with the Dharma.

I never ever would have...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Regional Door-to-Door Fundraisers

By Amy Edwards on Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 - 17:41

Regional Door-to-Door Fundraisers

By Amy Edwards on Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 - 17:41

Karuna is looking for regional door-to-door fundraisers in the major towns and cities in the UK. Maybe you’ve participated in a Karuna appeal and are looking for meaningful work that promotes engaged buddhist values? 

Regional door-to-door fundraisers work 4 evenings a week (£24,000 PA on target earnings). 

If you are interested in working for a team-based right livelihood from your home town please do get in touch with sanghanath [at] karuna.org

If you would like to learn more about what Karuna does...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Just giving in honour of Bhante's legacy to the world

By mvenditozzi on Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 10:10

Just giving in honour of Bhante's legacy to the world

By mvenditozzi on Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 10:10

To honour and support Bhante’s vision of a strong, vibrant, self sustainable centre in Bodhgaya. l have set up this page to help support our sangha in India who are trying to support and educate the poorest people of their society.

Give to a campaign supporting Triratna land at Bodh Gaya

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Amalavajra and Jayaraja

By Satyalila on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 19:15

It’s a practice for the fundraiser and it’s a practice for the potential donor… a sort-of cremation ground in the Padmasambhava sense.
Amalavajra
 

It’s kind-of like I’m definitely feeling like I’m Santa Claus…
Jayaraja

Amalavajra’s Annals

In 1968 I was not even a gleam in my Dad’s eye, because he wasn’t to meet my Mum for another two years, on a ferry to a twenty-something villa holiday in Sicily.

In 1978 I was five years old and had spent half my life...

Triratna Institute, India
Triratna Institute, India

Fundraising Concert Held in Pune

By Ramesh Babar on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 10:38

Fundraising Concert Held in Pune

By Ramesh Babar on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 10:38

Ramesh Babar, a Mitra who has asked for Ordination, has been helping the Triratna Institute in Pune, India, raise funds for Dhamma work. He writes:

“I’m very pleased to let you know that a Buddhist Musical Concert was organised on 27th May 2018, to raise funds for the Ordination Team in the Triratna Institute in Pune.

The concert was called ‘Sambuddha’ and it is a Global Peace Initiative conceptualized by Pawa. Pawa is an Ambedkarite Buddhist based in India.

The show comprised soulful compositions on Happiness, Faith,...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Silent Auction Fundraiser

By RCheesley on Thu, 24 May, 2018 - 13:53

Silent Auction Fundraiser

By RCheesley on Thu, 24 May, 2018 - 13:53

As part of the fundraising campaign for the Sangha Room refurbishment, we will be running a Silent Auction for a range of items including rupas, offering bowls, pictures and more!

All items will be added to our Facebook gallery here: http://bit.ly/IBCSilentAuction and to the gallery on this page.

To make a...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

India Night with Nick & Irene

By RCheesley on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 09:51

India Night with Nick & Irene

By RCheesley on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 09:51

Join us for a curry and presentation evening about our recent pilgrimage to India and to raise funds for the Sangha room refurbishment.

Saturday, 9th June from 6.30-10pm at Ipswich Buddhist Centre.

Suggested donation £8

Vegetarian curry provided, please let us know you are coming for catering purposes; either by putting your name on the list in the Sangha kitchen, directly to Nick or Irene, or via email to nickggreen [at] yahoo.co.uk - we look forward to seeing you....

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Help Bihar Flood Victims - NNBY

By JoCross80 on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 16:13

Help Bihar Flood Victims - NNBY

By JoCross80 on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 16:13

Dear Friends

You may be aware of the recent flooding in Bihar,  which has badly affected more than 65,000 people in the region, leaving them without shelter, food and the loss of their livelihoods.

Supplies are not getting to those that are the most in need.

NNBY (National Network of Buddhist Youth) are raising funds to help those most in need..


The following is a list of emergency supplies needed:

Medical health services
Safe drinking water through establishment of water purification plants, accessibility of Aqua-tab or...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

"... money was a kind of placeholder for life and love ..."

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:43

"... money was a kind of placeholder for life and love ..."

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:43

Money often substitutes for other things we want. But how to tell the difference? Amalavajra, a banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser, explores how his relationship with money has changed.

Listen to an interview with Amalavajra on his life as banker and buddhist

In May 1999, at the age of twenty-five, I was a bond dealer at JP Morgan, a major US investment bank just off Fleet Street. I had always wanted to be, yes, a ‘millionaire’, and was now well...

Triratna News
Triratna News

FutureDharma Fund launches: pass it on!

By Munisha on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 13:59

FutureDharma Fund launches: pass it on!

By Munisha on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 13:59

Stopping at a roadside service station during a journey many years ago, Sangharakshita surprised his companions by throwing a coin into the wishing well outside. “Did you wish for Enlightenment?” they joked. “No”, he answered, “Enlightenment is guaranteed if you make the effort. I wished for money. With money you can start Buddhist centres.”

Triratna’s FutureDharma Fund, aiming to raise £3-5 million and £500K in annual income by 2021, launched last Saturday at the Combined Order Convention at Wymondham in...

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