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Karuna creates new Dhamma Seed Fund

By lokabandhu on Tue, 9 Oct, 2012 - 05:36

Karuna creates new Dhamma Seed Fund

By lokabandhu on Tue, 9 Oct, 2012 - 05:36Day 2 of our ‘India Week’ on Triratna News features the Karuna Trust’s new ‘Dhamma Seed Fund’, set up to make grants to new Buddhist groups across India, however small. It complements the larger ‘Dhamma’ grants given to other parts of the Triratna Buddhist community in India, notably our main retreat centres there, Bhaja and Bor Dharan. The new fund is closely linked to the work of the Nagarjuna Training Institute, Triratna’s campus facility in India...
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...
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Triratna News

A week of celebration: Ambedkar and the new Indian Buddhism

By lokabandhu on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 09:17

A week of celebration: Ambedkar and the new Indian Buddhism

By lokabandhu on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 09:17Next Sunday sees major celebrations across India as up to ten million new Indian Buddhists celebrate the conversion to Buddhism in 1956 of their great leader Dr. Ambedkar. In recognition of his extraordinary contribution to modern Buddhism, we’re devoting the whole of next week’s stories on Triratna News to exploring aspects of his legacy in India - a significant part of which has been carried forwards by the work of the Indian wing of the Triratna Buddhist Community and its...
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
Triratna News
Triratna News

New American charity supports the Indian Buddhist Revival

By lokabandhu on Mon, 1 Oct, 2012 - 05:32

New American charity supports the Indian Buddhist Revival

By lokabandhu on Mon, 1 Oct, 2012 - 05:32Viradhamma writes from San Francisco with news of a new Triratna charity - an American-Indian joint venture to be known as DharmaJiva, which aims to support the Indian Buddhist Revival by raising awareness across America and providing support for social projects and Dharma teaching in India. He says - “The Buddhist Revival in India has brought the Dharma to hundreds of thousands of people, but most people outside India know little about this remarkable movement. However it has...
Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

The highs and lows of being on a Karuna Appeal

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 20 Sep, 2012 - 14:45

The highs and lows of being on a Karuna Appeal

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 20 Sep, 2012 - 14:45In this short video Ivan continues to share the highs and lows of his experience of being on a Karuna Appeal.

He is currently on a Door-to-Door Appeal in London. The ‘Spice Boys’ Appeal is based in Karuna’s fundraising community, Viramandala, which is based at the London Buddhist Centre.

To find out more:
Contact Priyadaka or Nisha on 0207 700 3434
Find us on Facebook: Karuna Fundraisers
Check out our website: www.appeals.karuna.org
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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Triratna publication in Gujarati

By lokabandhu on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 05:43

New Triratna publication in Gujarati

By lokabandhu on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 05:43Migar, chairman of Triratna’s Buddhist Centre in Ahmedabad, India, writes with news of their newly-translated Gujarati publication. Written by Subhuti, it’s a book exploring the qualities of the ‘True Individual’ - an especially valuable approach to the Dharma in India, where caste identity is so strong. He says - “These are the photos of the inauguration of Dhammchari Subhuti’s book “Individual” (Vyaktittva) which was translated into Gujarati by Dhammamitra Mrs. Sheela Shresthi. The venue is the Jubilee Baug in Baroda,...

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