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'One of the best things I've done in my life'

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 18:19

'One of the best things I've done in my life'

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 18:19

Tejakula men’s summer Karuna appeal check in for the last time…
0.46 Declan
1.33 Vajragupta
2.08 Chris
3.37 Ramesh
5.35 Kusaladevi
6.50 Mike
8.00 Prajnaketu

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The ’ideal fundraiser’!

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Fri, 24 Aug, 2018 - 10:25

The ’ideal fundraiser’!

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Fri, 24 Aug, 2018 - 10:25

Prajnaketu talks to Mike and Kusaladevi about their experiences of leading a Karuna appeal, the support they give to participants, and what the ‘ideal fundraiser’ looks like. Also there’s some info on how to apply to do an appeal and what to expect. Check out www.appeals.karuna.org for more!

Triratna News
Triratna News

Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life: Doing a Karuna Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life: Doing a Karuna Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Prajnaketu, Triratna’s Young Buddhist Co-ordinator, is on his first Karuna Appeal! He’s been sharing how it’s been going on the Young Buddhist blog

A Karuna appeal is an opportunity to practise generosity and live in a Buddhist community while also raising money to help support and empower India’s Dalit community.

Prajnaketu has been sharing his experiences during the appeal: knocking on that first door to help raise money for projects in India, getting his first Standing Order, and...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Learning points...and turning points?

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Sun, 19 Aug, 2018 - 17:33

Learning points...and turning points?

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Sun, 19 Aug, 2018 - 17:33

Prajnaketu explores his experiences of the demanding fourth week of the summer men’s Karuna appeal…

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

‘Being ourselves but not for ourselves’

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 16 Aug, 2018 - 10:30

‘Being ourselves but not for ourselves’

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 16 Aug, 2018 - 10:30

Vajragupta and Prajnaketu in conversation on Karuna appeals as a unique context for Dharma practice - sitting in the gap, getting immediate feedback door-to-door, moving towards difficulties, getting ourselves out of the way to make something beyond us possible…

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The honeymoon’s over...

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 10:21

The honeymoon’s over...

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 10:21

Prajnaketu talks with Chris and Ramesh about the ups and downs of week three of their Karuna appeal - with some lovely stories from the doors.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The first knock

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 15:31

The first knock

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 15:31

I was already late. And it was hot. Very hot. Indian hot. The adrenaline had taken me so far but now my legs were palpably wobbling as I approached the last bend before my destination. The hasty bowl of muesli rumbled restlesslessly in my stomach, rising and falling as the urge to vomit repeatedly came and subsided… Hold it together man… 

I’ve been here before - exams, big talks, lesson observations when I was a trainee teacher - and deep down I know...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

A first for Prajnaketu

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Sat, 28 Jul, 2018 - 18:18

A first for Prajnaketu

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Sat, 28 Jul, 2018 - 18:18

 A brief update from the first day of call-backs on the Karuna Summer Men’s Appeal in London.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

A doorstep into the unknown...

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 14:28

A doorstep into the unknown...

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 14:28

Sooo… I’ve just started a six-week fundraising appeal in London with these wonderful people (Mike, Declan, Chris, Ramesh Babar, Vajragupta, and Kusaladevi Spence)! We’re going to be raising money for an amazing charity called Karuna which helps to transform the lives of individuals and communities affected by the tyrannical caste system in India and Nepal. 

We’ve all now arrived and are settling into community we’ll be living in together. For most of us, this is the first time we’ve done anything like this...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

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