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Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Vacancy at Karuna: Full-time Programme Manager

By Karuna on Fri, 21 Jun, 2019 - 16:43

Vacancy at Karuna: Full-time Programme Manager

By Karuna on Fri, 21 Jun, 2019 - 16:43

Inspired by Buddhist values Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Our work focuses on education, dignified livelihoods and gender equality, transforming communities and changing society.

We’re looking for a new Programme Manager to join our dynamic London-based team. The job involves working with projects and partner organisations in India and Nepal, including a number of our Indian Triratna Trusts, to deliver positive change in the lives of people from Dalit and other marginalised communities.

You’ll need to...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddha Day Celebrations

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 11:05

Buddha Day Celebrations

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 11:05

Suppose a man wandering in a forest wilderness found an ancient path, an ancient trail, travelled by men of old, and he followed it up, and by doing so he discovered an ancient city, an ancient royal capital, where men of old had lived, with parks and groves and lakes, walled round and beautiful to see. So I too found the ancient path, the ancient trail, travelled by the Fully Enlightened Ones of old” (...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Radiate Love

By Akashamitra on Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 16:30

Radiate Love

By Akashamitra on Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 16:30

It’s Akashamitra here from Karuna. I’m a programme manager, and as such work very closely with some of the projects Karuna funds. I’ve been working with ITBCI school for the last 4 years, regularly visiting them in Kalimpong, and supporting the school with their work.  As many of you will know, Bhante’s main teacher Dhardo Rinpoche founded the school in 1954 to support some of the poorest children in India, many of whom had recently come over the border...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Public Ordinations at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, India

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 May, 2019 - 11:31

Public Ordinations at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, India

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 May, 2019 - 11:31

We are delighted to announce that the following men were publicly ordained on Sunday 5 May 2019 at Saddhamma Pradip Retreat Center, Bhaja, Maharashtra, India.

Here are their new names:

Public preceptor Amritadipa

Private preceptor Adityabodhi
Prakash Jadham, from Mumbai, becomes Danakirti (Having the fame of generosity)
Shashikant Sonawane, from Yerwada, becomes Karmasena (King of action)

Private preceptor Amritadipa
Vasant Kamble, from Yerwada, becomes Viryashila (Having the virtue of energy)

Private preceptor Jutindhar
Bansi Kate, from Yerwada, becomes Amitruchi (Having Infinite light)
Somanath Bhalerao becomes Shakyadhar (Upholder of Shakya lineage)


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Aryaloka Computer Education India
Aryaloka Computer Education India

Aryaloka Computer Education, Raipur centre, Chhattisgarh, India

By aryaketu on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 13:12

Aryaloka Computer Education, Raipur centre, Chhattisgarh, India

By aryaketu on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 13:12

At Aryaloka Computer Education, Raipur, Chhattisgarh branch summer computer classes are going on. Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh state. We have opened up this branch 4 and half years ago. It’s going well. The centre coordinatior Dhammachari Akshayavajra along with two more teachers (Rajesh Rajpal and receptionist Mamata Maurya) are doing good work. They all are enjoying running this centre as right...

Aryaloka Computer Education India
Aryaloka Computer Education India

Aryaloka Computer Education, Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh, India

By aryaketu on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 12:42

Aryaloka Computer Education, Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh, India

By aryaketu on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 12:42

Inauguration of 5th branch of Aryaloka Computer Education at Kachahari chouk, Kaira road, Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh.

It is 170 km from Raipur. The trustees of Aryaloka (Dh. Aryaketu, Dh. Karunasen, Dh. Aryakirti) visited as main guests and Dh. Akshayavajra and Dhammamitra Phoolmani presided over the ceremony.
            Its very nice and good looking building on road side and have lot of...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Caste System In India

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is about The Caste System In India by Amoghasiddhi, a public preceptor in India, who shares about the influence of Dr. Ambedkar on his life and community.

Listen to the Yashosagar, another public preceptor, on this same occasion The Caste System In India.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Karuna Contribute to Report about Links between Caste and Poverty

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 15:54

Karuna Contribute to Report about Links between Caste and Poverty

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 15:54

Karuna has contributed to a new report just launched by a group of NGOs. The report has found that caste and other forms of “discrimination based on work and descent” (DWD) continues to be a barrier to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the UN in 2015. This form of discrimination occurs in at least 20 countries and is often associated with slavery.

Karuna was established in 1980 by members...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Jumbo Indian Retreat

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte gives us a glimpse into a Triratna retreat in India. Entitled A Jumbo Indian Retreat this excerpt is from the talk My Life and Dr Ambedkar by Chandrabodhi.

Given at Sangha night, North London Buddhist Centre.

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Lion's Roar Of Doctor Ambedkar

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Podcast this week is a rousing, uncompromisingly radical talk from Maitriveer-Nagarjuna entitled The Lion’s Roar Of Doctor Ambedkar (with translation in Hindi).

Taking up the theme of the Convention, the great “Lion’s Roar” of the Buddha, Maitriveer-Nagarjuna evokes the fire that drove Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar to work tirelessly on behalf of the so-called Dalit “Untouchable” people in order to free them from the evils of the Hindu caste system. He reframes Doctor Ambedkar as a...

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