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Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

By Ananta on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

Launch of Karuna USA! Live Event, November 6

By Ananta on Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 - 22:12

We are delighted to announce the launch of Karuna USA

Live launch: November 6th: 1-3pm EDT | 10am-12pm PDT | 11am-1pm México | 5-7pm IE & UK | 6-8pm Europe

Karuna USA has been established by Triratna sangha members based in the United States as a sister entity to Karuna UK and Karuna Germany. We are grateful to Karuna UK’s Trustees and Team for their invaluable support. 

Sharing similar missions and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dr. Ambedkar, Buddhism, and the Post-Pandemic World: Live Online, 15-16 October

By Maitriveer Nagarjuna on Tue, 12 Oct, 2021 - 20:10

An invitation to celebrate the 65th Dhammachakra Pravartan Din Online
The pandemic has not only exposed social fault-lines and weaknesses in a way that can no longer be ignored but also exacerbated many of them, not only in India but throughout the world. Concurrently, and perhaps enabled by it, the international geopolitical situation seems to have made a considerable shift. India and the world are faced with old questions they can no longer ignore, and new questions they have to face...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Public Preceptor Appointments for India

By ratnadharini on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:18

Public Preceptor Appointments for India

By ratnadharini on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 10:18

Dear Order Members

The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of four Public Preceptors: Abhayadana and Vijaya from Nagpur, and Abhayavati and Shubhajaya from Pune; all from India. These are especially significant appointments as there have been no Indian women Public Preceptors active in the College since Jnanasuri and Karunamaya each retired for health reasons (although they, and Srimala, continue to support the situation).

Abhayadana worked for 20 years as project leader for an...

People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

Covid Relief Work - Food Kit Distribution to Vulnerable in slums

By tejadhamma on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 14:21

Covid Relief Work - Food Kit Distribution to Vulnerable in slums

By tejadhamma on Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 - 14:21

Though the second wave of Covid-19 and lockdown have been abating, we are still working on relief work in slums of Kamptee, Nagpur, India.

Here, daily wagers are still finding it difficult to get jobs, and earnings to manage their everyday lives. It is difficult for them to cope with the expenses for children’s online classes/school, food, and other necessary things. People are in need of help.

Here is a film shot in a slum called Alamnagar, Kamptee. We are working in 24 slums...

Abhayaratna Trust
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India Covid-19 Emergency: A Coordinated Triratna Response, July 2021

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Jul, 2021 - 17:03

India Covid-19 Emergency: A Coordinated Triratna Response, July 2021

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Jul, 2021 - 17:03

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust.

The Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna Trust and FutureDharma / IDT are working together with our partners in India to coordinate relief to people and projects affected by the devastating second and third waves of COVID in India.

The remits of the three charities are different – the Abhayaratna Trust works with individual order members, Karuna Trust with the wider community and FutureDharma / with Triratna movement organisations and projects...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Forging a Path for Women in India (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 40)

By Centre Team on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 11:58

A conversation exploring the central role of strong personal friendships in creating a culture that encourages women and girls in India to take seriously their own aspirations - whether in Buddhist training or life in general. 

Abhayanavita and Tarahridaya are wonderful leaders and exemplars in this work, speaking across generations, across gender, and across caste to help inspire the new Buddhists of India.

From extremely difficult conditions each has forged her own path towards safety, respect and acceptance. And in a time of terrible...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

By Sanghanath on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08

Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

By Sanghanath on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08

Streaming Zoom Live Event, Thursday 3rd June, 7-8pm (BST)

Register here: https://appeals.karuna.org/get-involved

I hope we all remember how migrant labourers suffered during the sudden lockdown last year in India. The first thing that comes to my mind are images of ‘tired feet’ and ’hunger’. I can not believe millions of feet had to walk thousands of miles to get their homes, and many of them never made it.

One of my inspirations from India is Ashif Shaikh, the founder of ‘Jan Sahas’ (‘People’s...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Update on India COVID relief

By Centre Team on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 16:39

Update on India COVID relief

By Centre Team on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 16:39

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust

The Abhayaratna Trust, Karuna Trust and FutureDharma / India Dhamma Trust (IDT) are meeting every week during this crisis. They are collaborating with Triratna partners in India to coordinate relief to people and projects affected by this devastating wave of COVID. The situation is getting worse and worse and experts believe the official numbers of people dying in India, which has one of the world’s poorest-funded healthcare...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Solidarity with India in the Time of Covid: Vishvapani's Thought for the Day, 7th May 2021

By Vishvapani on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:36

Solidarity with India in the Time of Covid: Vishvapani's Thought for the Day, 7th May 2021

By Vishvapani on Fri, 14 May, 2021 - 14:36

It’s high spring in Britain as we move towards the end of lockdown. But in India it’s the hot season – 37 degrees in Delhi yesterday – and people are living through the fullest horror of the Covid nightmare.

It’s becoming impossible to ignore the gulf between what’s happening with Covid in the developed world and the developing world. According to the World Health Organisation eighty seven percent of vaccinations have been in wealthy countries, and in the...

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