By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 19 Jul, 2013 - 09:24At last the UK is basking in abundant summer sunshine. Here at Karuna we’re basking in the warm glow of a summer of abundant fundraising.
Since April, Karuna fundraisers have signed up 280 new donors who’ve connected with Karuna’s work through conversations with a Karuna fundraiser they’ve met on their doorstep. And a team of phone fundraisers calling from our London office have inspired 684 Karuna donors to increase their existing donation. In total they will have...
By lokabandhu on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 10:04There has been a Triratna group in New York City since the 1990s. For many years it’s been itinerant, meeting in cafes and people’s houses, under the leadership of Vajramati, its founder. But now it seems they’re poised to take a major step forwards - if they can get some help from the wider Sangha. Padmadharini reports on her impending move there, saying -
“I am writing to update you on some new and exciting news. And...
By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Jun, 2013 - 19:17In 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 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 -