Thanks to its “amazing” Buddhist volunteer fundraisers, in 2015 Triratna’s Karuna Trust had the best fundraising year in its 35-year history.
Karuna’s head of fundraising, Steven Murdoch, writes: “In a year when the UK charity sector was widely criticised for some dubious fundraising practices, Karuna had its most successful fundraising season ever. This means we are on course to send over £1M to our project partners working with persecuted dalit and tribal communities in India and Nepal.”
Written a few thousand pounds back (when we were 50% there), this is a great Triratna News report on the fundraising for Bhante’s birthday present. Amalavajra, Triratna’s fundraiser in Europe, explains his enthusiasm.
By Carol Robertson on Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 13:14Satyadakini and a group of sangha members will be taking part in a sponsored swim at Crystal palace on Sunday 22nd June. The funds raised will go towards our Wish-Fulfilling Jewel Appeal . If you would like more details or would like to make a donation, check out the fundraising page at MyDonate below.
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...
By lokabandhu on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 10:04There has been a Triratna group in New York City since the 1990s. For many years it’s been itinerant, meeting in cafes and people’s houses, under the leadership of Vajramati, its founder. But now it seems they’re poised to take a major step forwards - if they can get some help from the wider Sangha. Padmadharini reports on her impending move there, saying -
“I am writing to update you on some new and exciting news. And...
By lokabandhu on Mon, 3 Jun, 2013 - 06:03Prajnagita writes from Triratna’s Dublin Buddhist Centre with news of their recent expansion - and a fundraising appeal to help them sustain it! She says -
“The Spiritual Community at the Dublin Buddhist Centre is especially spiritually vital at the moment. There are many of us involved, from a diverse range of backgrounds, inspired by the vision of existence that the Buddha offers and engaging with his teachings in the company of others.
By lokabandhu on Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 - 23:01Green Tara Trust seeks full time fundraiser
‘Supporting rural Nepalese communities towards finding their own health solutions’
Founded in 2003 by Karunamati, a longstanding member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, the Green Tara Trust primarily works in Nepal to improve health through low cost, sustainable behaviour change methods. It has field programmes in health promotion for maternal and child health, water and sanitation, and empowerment of women, poor and marginalised groups.