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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,...
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Compassion in Action: Fundraising with the Karuna Trust

By sanghadhara on Sun, 10 Jun, 2012 - 22:30
Lucy’s Talk given in October 2011 after completing a six-week Karuna fundraising Appeal.
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
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How Buddhafield came to own land at Broadhembury...

By lokabandhu on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 22:59
Recorded on the last day of the 2012 Triratna International Retreat, Satyajit tells the little-known story of how Buddhafield came to own some land at Broadhembury - and appeals for donations to the Buddhafield Land Fund

For more info see www.buddhafield.com/index.php?land=broadhembury...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New fundraising initiatives in India to support ordination work

By lokabandhu on Thu, 24 May, 2012 - 06:12

New fundraising initiatives in India to support ordination work

By lokabandhu on Thu, 24 May, 2012 - 06:12The India Dhamma Trust is a Triratna project dedicated to raising funds to support the men’s and women’s Ordination Teams in India. Here - and in the accompanying video - Manjusiha interviews fellow IDT trustee Amalavajra about the Trust, his recent trip to India and the launch of an exciting new phase for the Trust.

MS: How did you get involved in the IDT?
AV: I’ve been a fundraiser for the...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Guhyaloka retreat centre plans first One Year Retreat

By lokabandhu on Wed, 9 May, 2012 - 11:01

Guhyaloka retreat centre plans first One Year Retreat

By lokabandhu on Wed, 9 May, 2012 - 11:01Bodhidaka writes from Guhyaloka, Triratna’s men’s retreat centre in the Spanish mountains, with news of their plans for Triratna’s first ‘One Year Retreat’ - and an invitation to contribute to it. He says -

“Since its founding in 1986 Guhyaloka retreat centre has hosted Triratna’s annual 4 month Ordination retreats for men. There has been a resident community here almost continuously since then, and many changes in how the community here has organised itself. Besides the regular...
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Change India - Change Yourself: Opportunities at Karuna

By lokabandhu on Sun, 22 Apr, 2012 - 15:50

Change India - Change Yourself: Opportunities at Karuna

By lokabandhu on Sun, 22 Apr, 2012 - 15:50Triratna’s Karuna Trust are offering short and long term opportunities to join the men’s fundraising community - known as the Appeal Vihara - based at the London Buddhist Centre.

In September 2010 Karuna started an ambitious project of establishing a year-long men’s door-knocking community in London. The team, led by Jayaraja, have formed a strong community, known as Viramandala, blending spiritual practice and fund-raising, and set within the vibrant mandala of the London Buddhist Centre.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Karuna support ground-breaking legal case in India

By lokabandhu on Wed, 1 Feb, 2012 - 06:11

Karuna support ground-breaking legal case in India

By lokabandhu on Wed, 1 Feb, 2012 - 06:11Andrea writes from Triratna’s Karuna Trust with news of a ground-breaking legal victory won by one of Karuna’s Indian project partners, the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN). The case was the first time perpetrators of a caste atrocity - still common in India - have been brought to justice by receiving life imprisonment under the Prevention of Atrocities Act (1989). She says -

“The Mirchpur Dalit atrocity case concerns a Dalit father and daughter,...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Turning the Wheel of the Dharma in Bodh Gaya

By lokabandhu on Fri, 23 Dec, 2011 - 05:36

Turning the Wheel of the Dharma in Bodh Gaya

By lokabandhu on Fri, 23 Dec, 2011 - 05:36As the Western world heads rapidly towards Christmas and the holiday period, life in India goes on much as normal. And on Triratna’s land in Bodh Gaya, place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, Buddhavajra is just getting going. He’s a young Indian Order Member who moved there with his young family just over a year ago, with the strong intention to initiate Dhamma classes and retreats for local people - so often overlooked in the throng of pilgrims visiting the glittering...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Express your Compassion in Action: an invitation from Karuna

By lokabandhu on Fri, 16 Dec, 2011 - 05:46

Express your Compassion in Action: an invitation from Karuna

By lokabandhu on Fri, 16 Dec, 2011 - 05:46Andrea writes from Triratna’s Karuna Trust celebrating their last appeal of the year, a storming women’s Appeal in Birmingham UK - and highlighting their forthcoming booklet and poster advertising opportunities for 2012. She says -

Karuna Fundraising 2012: Transforming Self and World

This autumn Nealey Conquest, Lucy Spence, Viryajyoti and Carunalaka (left to right in photo) raised £100,000 in six weeks for Karuna’s projects in India.

As a result, and through the work of...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Karuna's annual Newsletter now out, theme of

By lokabandhu on Thu, 29 Sep, 2011 - 06:02

Karuna's annual Newsletter now out, theme of

By lokabandhu on Thu, 29 Sep, 2011 - 06:02Andrea writes from Triratna’s Karuna Trust with news of their annual Supporters Newsletter, just out. She says -

“Each year Karuna produces a newsletter to keep our many supporters informed about our work in India. This year’s newsletter feels especially poignant as it was co-written by our dear friend Manjusvara who died suddenly in June. It was probably one of his last pieces of writing which he crafted with his usual care and perceptiveness.

India was...

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