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Sponsor our Two New Titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 23 May, 2016 - 16:17

Sponsor our Two New Titles

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 23 May, 2016 - 16:17

We continue to have success with our sponsorship campaigns in 2015 and 2016 – thank you to all who have sponsored a book. Here are two new books, both due to be published in late 2016. Please consider sponsoring one or both.

Mindful Emotion: a short course in kindness – by Dr Paramabandhu Groves and Dr Jed Shamel. Drawing on their clinical experience as well as their Buddhist practice, the authors have developed an eight-week practical course...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 2 May, 2016 - 14:14

Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 2 May, 2016 - 14:14

£120 Retreat Incentive - we all win!

Anyone who makes a referral that leads to a successful participant/volunteer in the upcoming Karuna Telephone Campaign will be rewarded £120 towards any Triratna retreat that they would like to attend. 

So, if you are unable to join the campaign yourself, it’s time to spread the word to all your contacts and friends! 

30th May 2016 - 8th July, London - Save the date!

“The most satisfying and fulfilling sense of achievement and connection with myself, the team and the wider world.”...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Phone Campaign Karuna 2015

By Candradasa on Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 - 19:09

Phone Campaign Karuna 2015

By Candradasa on Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 - 19:09

In Spring of 2015 a team of volunteers spent six weeks at Karuna Trust Office in London giving the opportunity to the supporters to increase their donations for some of the poorest people in India.

Read about Karuna’s record-breaking year - and how you can help too!

For more information about Karuna visit karuna.org

Triratna News
Triratna News

FutureDharma: for all Triratna and the world

By Munisha on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 23:46

FutureDharma: for all Triratna and the world

By Munisha on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 23:46

The FutureDharma Fund is coming! 

FutureDharma is a significant new international Triratna fund, intended to provide greatly improved financial support for Triratna worldwide as we move into our second 50 years, at a time of real challenge for humanity and the planet.

Amalavajra is the ECA’s fundraiser. He writes: “Grounded in Bhante’s vision, FutureDharma is a collaboration between Triratna’s International Order Office, College of Public Preceptors and European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA), as well as its International Council.

The Fund will focus on developing the depth, unity and breadth Triratna needs in order to respond...

Triratna News
Triratna News

2015 breaks Karuna's fundraising records

By Munisha on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 12:21

2015 breaks Karuna's fundraising records

By Munisha on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 12:21

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.”

He attributes...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 5

By Rijupatha on Wed, 30 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

Welcome to Day 5 of our Twelve Days of FBA Fundraiser! For our main offering today we have two full-length talks by Dharmacharinis Vajratara and Vajrasara on the topic of the Buddha’s life. Like so many of the speakers in our archive, these two women demonstrate both their knowledge of the Dharma and their immense capacity to make it relevant to our modern life in these talks.

Vajratara’s talk, “An Overview of the Life of the Buddha”, starts us off with...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 3

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

It’s the Third Day of FBA, and we give to you a fantastic collection of led meditations available on Free Buddhist Audio - perfect for your practice on the cushion!

Our main track today is an excellent introduction and lead-through of the Mindfulness of Breathing practice by Kamalashila. This track has its home on our Free Buddhist Audio space on Soundcloud, and is excerpted from this year’s online Urban Retreat.

Other Great Meditation Lead-Throughs and Resources Available from FBA:

Mindfulness...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 2: Introductory Buddhism

By Rijupatha on Sun, 27 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

For the second day of our Twelve Days of FBA end-of-year fundraising event we’re highlighting the rich introductory resources we have available in our audio archive. One of the great things about Free Buddhist Audio is its wide reach around the world, offering the Dharma to people in places where there may not be a Buddhist centre or even many Buddhists! For some, this is an invaluable way of connecting with and learning about Buddhism that they wouldn’t be able...

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Amalavajra reports from the fundraiser's desk

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 13:47

Amalavajra reports from the fundraiser's desk

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 13:47

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.

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/sangharakshita90-appeal-halfway-there

PS Today we’re 58% there! We still need another £41,000 and we’ve got just 28 days to raise it. That’s £1464 per day.

But that shouldn’t be hard. Yesterday we raised more than that!

Make your donation here.

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Karuna's BAM appeals raise £1400 monthly for India

By lokabandhu on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 15:06

Karuna's BAM appeals raise £1400 monthly for India

By lokabandhu on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 15:06

Here’s a final update for BAM from Triratna’s two Karuna Appeal teams .  For the whole month of June the eight of us have been out on the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh knocking on people’s doors inviting them to become regular contributors to Karuna’s work with Dalit communities in India. Between us we’ve recruited over 100 new supporters and an amazing £...

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