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 Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 09:23Karuna are recruiting volunteer fundraisers for a phone campaign starting on 3rd June running for 6-weeks until 12th July. Full training in Karuna’s unique fundraising approach will be provided. Reasonable expenses will be covered as well as a retreat allowance.
Bryan Hamilton from the LBC shares his inspiration, motivation and experience of doing a Karuna phone campaign in conversation with Nisha (who’ll be leading the campaign).
By lokabandhu on Tue, 16 Apr, 2013 - 05:49At the heart of the Triratna Buddhist Community is the Triratna Buddhist Order, today consisting of some 1800 ordained men and women across the world. Voluntary donations from members of the Order fund the ‘Order Office’ and its ever-growing work of coordinating such a diverse and far-flung community. There’s a lot more they want to do - and they’re launching the Maitrijala fundraising campaign to help make it happen! Amalavajra writes to say -
By Rijupatha on Sat, 30 Mar, 2013 - 00:42In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:
• What Does “Engaged Buddhism” Mean to You? • Sangha updates from the U.S. and Canada • Meditation Marathon fundraising event kicks off in June • Upcoming retreats at Aryaloka • Reflections on Nonviolent Communication • Men’s Retreat Planned • “Being Prepared for Teaching” by Narottama • Starting Out as a Vegetarian • Arts events & sangha poetry • Movie Review: “The U.S. vs. John Lennon • Going...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...