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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

We need more money! The dilemma of being a Karuna Fundraiser

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 4 Oct, 2012 - 14:45

We need more money! The dilemma of being a Karuna Fundraiser

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 4 Oct, 2012 - 14:45In this video Ivan from the Karuna ‘Spice Boys’ London appeal give us a quick doorknocking update from the streets of London.

To find out more about Karuna Fundraising check out our website www.appeals.karuna.org
Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

A taster of what it's like to be on a Karuna Appeal......

By Andrea@Karuna on Wed, 12 Sep, 2012 - 17:02

A taster of what it's like to be on a Karuna Appeal......

By Andrea@Karuna on Wed, 12 Sep, 2012 - 17:02Ivan from the Karuna ‘Spice Boys’ Appeal currently taking place in London gives us a taste of his experience from week 1 of the appeal.
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,...
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.
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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

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