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Reflections on the Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Karuna on Wed, 31 Jul, 2019 - 14:59

Reflections on the Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Karuna on Wed, 31 Jul, 2019 - 14:59

It was hard to explain to my friends what I was doing for six weeks. I flippantly described my volunteer work at Karuna as a mixture of meditation, group therapy and telesales. Whilst this depiction clearly undersold my experience, on the surface the job did primarily involve calling up Karuna supporters and asking them to increase their donations – an activity undertaken by numerous charities.

And yet, I have come away from these six weeks with a profound sense of gratitude that...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast: Manjusvara - Part 2: Half My Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 17:47

“Buddhism gave me an understanding - or at least a suggestion that one could change.”

In this second in the two part series about Manjusvara we hear about the three things that fundamentally changed his life: a car accident, coming across the London Buddhist Centre and fundraising. 

From his time in the US through to the practice of writing as a means of transformation to his involvement in fundraising for Karuna, Manjusvara celebrates having spent...

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...

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

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...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Words Count

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 25 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Words Count, is excerpted from the talk Words Have the Power to Connect Or Create Walls by Aniruddha, an Indian Order Member working as an NVC (Non-Violent Communication) trainer in India.

This talk was given in 2009 on his first visit to the Buddhafield Festival and was a great hit. Learn more about the work of Karuna Trust.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Kusaladevi writes about her experience working for Karuna: ”It’s hard to summarise my time working at Karuna. It was such a significant part of my life for around 8 years, coinciding with my ordination process and it feels hard to separate the two out. I feel so fortunate to have worked for a charity that combined my interest in International Development with the Dharma.

I never ever would have...

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

Regional Door-to-Door Fundraisers

By Karuna on Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 - 17:41

Regional Door-to-Door Fundraisers

By Karuna on Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 - 17:41

Karuna is looking for regional door-to-door fundraisers in the major towns and cities in the UK. Maybe you’ve participated in a Karuna appeal and are looking for meaningful work that promotes engaged buddhist values? 

Regional door-to-door fundraisers work 4 evenings a week (£24,000 PA on target earnings). 

If you are interested in working for a team-based right livelihood from your home town please do get in touch with sanghanath [at] karuna.org

If you would like to learn more about what Karuna does...

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

Supporter Data Officer at Karuna

By Karuna on Thu, 15 Nov, 2018 - 15:28

Supporter Data Officer at Karuna

By Karuna on Thu, 15 Nov, 2018 - 15:28

Team Based Right Livelihood Vacancy at Karuna

Supporter Data Officer (Full Time, London based)

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

In this role you will be responsible for the integrity of our supporter data; managing, tracking and allocating payments and other information on our database. Gaining confidence with these systems, you will eventually be able to provide general ...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #10 Revived Indian Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 22:53

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #10 Revived Indian Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 22:53

“The greatest thing the Buddha has done is to tell the world that the world cannot be reformed except by the reformation of the mind of man and the mind of the world.” - Dr Ambedkar

Around the seventh century BCE Buddhism began to go into decline in India, the land of its birth. It was only in the late nineteenth century that it began to be revived: firstly, through the work of institutions such as the Maha Bodhi Society, which was...

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