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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

India Dhamma Trust seeks Fundraising Coordinator

By lokabandhu on Tue, 22 Jan, 2013 - 21:58

India Dhamma Trust seeks Fundraising Coordinator

By lokabandhu on Tue, 22 Jan, 2013 - 21:58Triratna’s India Dhamma Trust is looking to employ a Fundraising Coordinator to assist in their mission of “Deepening Dhamma Practice in India”.

In India there are still millions of Buddhist men and women who are desperate to find genuine and effective Dhamma teachers and practice communities. Since 1978 hundreds of Indian men and women have been ordained and are meeting that need. The India Dhamma Trust fundraises in the West for the ordination training process and is increasingly enabling...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Extraordinary response to India Dhamma Trust’s ‘Self-Reliant India’ campaign

By lokabandhu on Fri, 18 Jan, 2013 - 06:32

Extraordinary response to India Dhamma Trust’s ‘Self-Reliant India’ campaign

By lokabandhu on Fri, 18 Jan, 2013 - 06:32Amalavajra writes with news of an extraordinary response to the recently launched ‘Self-Reliant India’ fundraising campaign he’s currently coordinating on behalf of Triratna’s India Dhamma Trust. He says -

“Within six weeks, Order Members from around the world have given £75,000 in one-off gifts to seed fund three new fundraising projects initiated by Triratna’s Indian Ordination Teams.

Whilst many of us strongly support Triratna’s Dharma work in India, there is also a feeling that more funds...
Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Karuna fundraising 2013: transforming self and world

By Andrea@Karuna on Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 16:15

Karuna fundraising 2013: transforming self and world

By Andrea@Karuna on Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 16:15Happy New Year friends of Karuna Fundraisers.

If you are up for a personal challenge in 2013 you may want to consider doing some fundraising for Karuna this year. You’ll personally benefit in ways you’d never have imagined as well as helping India’s Dalit community.

We have spaces on the following appeals:
Men’s Door-to-door (London)16 Feb -to 30 March, 6 April to 18 May and 25 May to 6 July.
We’re also running a Phone Appeal from our...
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...
Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Volunteer Opportunities at Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 15:39

Volunteer Opportunities at Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 15:39You can help alleviate suffering in India by volunteering at Karuna - a friendly and vibrant Team Based Right Livelihood

Karuna was formed in 1980 as the Triratna Buddhist Community’s response to the suffering of India’s Dalit community. For 30 years Karuna has worked with some of India’s most disadvantaged people, sending over £1 million every year to support low-caste and tribal communities fulfill their potential through our social and Dharma projects.

We are looking for volunteers 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...
Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Karuna's Bonny Bodhi Fundraisers

By Andrea@Karuna on Tue, 11 Sep, 2012 - 12:25

Karuna's Bonny Bodhi Fundraisers

By Andrea@Karuna on Tue, 11 Sep, 2012 - 12:25Hi everyone

This lovely group of lasses are Karuna’s Bonny Bodhis - Lucy Spence, Nealey Amber Conquest, Zoe Haugh, Serena Woods and Rachel Ward who are on a 6-week door-to-door fundraising appeal for Karuna in Edinburgh.

They have embarked upon their fundraising journey to raise much needed funds to support Karuna’s work amongst the Dalit and tribal communities in India. Karuna works throughout India helping thousands suffering from caste and other forms of...
Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Karuna's latest team of fundraising heroes

By Andrea@Karuna on Wed, 5 Sep, 2012 - 11:47

Karuna's latest team of fundraising heroes

By Andrea@Karuna on Wed, 5 Sep, 2012 - 11:47Hi everyone,

Here are Karuna’s latest team of fundraising heroes - Ivan Villamar Trujillo, Priyadaka, David Clarke, Paul Wiseman, Tansel Konar and Egidijus Gecius.

Based in Viramandala, Karuna’s fundraising community at the London Buddhist Centre, they are embarking on a fundraising journey to raise much-needed funds for Karuna’s work supporting some of the most discriminated people in India.

Please send them lots of Metta!

To find out more, here’s how to get...
Buddhafield
Buddhafield

the great Buddhafield Mud Appeal

By lokabandhu on Wed, 1 Aug, 2012 - 10:13

the great Buddhafield Mud Appeal

By lokabandhu on Wed, 1 Aug, 2012 - 10:13Hey everyone, am reposting here an appeal from the Buddhafield Festival folk - they say: Dear all, This is an appeal to all that came to the Buddhafield festival this year, or who love the festival, or just love Buddhafield. As you know, it’s been an incredibly wet year. Those of us who went to the festival this year all survived the mud, but due to the conditions we spent about £10,000 more onsite than expected to keep everything afloat,...

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