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Feeling the Heat: Communities Adapting to a Changing Climate

By Ananta on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 10:01

Feeling the Heat: Communities Adapting to a Changing Climate

By Ananta on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 10:01

At Karuna USA we believe that every individual deserves a decent life and the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of caste, race or ethnicity. This ‘vision’ is oh-so apparent to us as temperatures soar across the globe.

With records continuing to be broken in the US and Europe, Karuna USA’s focus countries of India, Nepal and Bangladesh are similarly suffering under the staggering heat. March and April of this year were the hottest on record in India, regularly...

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Supporting Girls’ and Women’s Rights to Reproductive Health in Nepal

By Ananta on Tue, 26 Jul, 2022 - 19:27

Supporting Girls’ and Women’s Rights to Reproductive Health in Nepal

By Ananta on Tue, 26 Jul, 2022 - 19:27

A little known area of the work of the Karuna network - the UK, Germany and the USA - is in supporting women’s reproductive rights and other basic rights. 

A common phenomenon across South Asia is a practice of periodically excluding girls and women from participating in their regular life, with no access to public areas. They are locked out of the house to sleep in stables or shacks. This often leads to hypothermia,...

Triratna News
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Is Karuna still supporting Triratna Projects in India? 

By Centre Team on Wed, 15 Jun, 2022 - 15:20

Is Karuna still supporting Triratna Projects in India? 

By Centre Team on Wed, 15 Jun, 2022 - 15:20

Recently, we shared that several leading Triratna Trusts in India have sadly lost their permission to receive foreign funding. For this reason, as a UK-based organisation, Karuna is no longer able to fund some of our long-standing projects in India, such as the Educational Hostels.  

As we know that many of Karuna’s supporters and those who volunteer for our fundraising appeals are Triratna Order Members, mitra’s or friends and we wanted to let you know that Karuna is still funding...

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Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

Big Changes to Funding Movement Projects in India

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Jan, 2022 - 12:05

As you may have seen in the news, the past few weeks have seen major changes affecting the NGO sector in India. More than 150 large Indian charities, including at least one of our Triratna Trusts, have had their permission to receive foreign funding revoked by the Indian Government.

Most significantly, TBMSG Pune has had its foreign contributions permission removed. This is one of the main trusts supporting Triratna social projects in India. It employs 67 staff, mostly Mitras and...

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Triratna News

Closure of the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 16:32

Closure of the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 16:32

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) school is closing its doors with a finale event today. In February 2021 the school’s trustees made the decision to close later in the year, and now that day has come.

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School was established in Kalimpong in 1954 by the late Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s main teachers. The school was originally set up in order to provide free education for the children of the poorest...

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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...

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Coronavirus Appeal: A Message from the CEO of Karuna Trust

By Padmadaka on Thu, 22 Apr, 2021 - 11:58

Coronavirus Appeal: A Message from the CEO of Karuna Trust

By Padmadaka on Thu, 22 Apr, 2021 - 11:58

As most of you know the situation in India is again becoming desperate. 

This second wave of COVID-19 is spreading faster; infection rates are more than double than at the previous peak and health facilities are being overwhelmed. Night curfews and local lockdowns are still paralysing many states, with devastating consequences for migrant workers. As before, it is the most vulnerable and marginalised people suffering most. 

Make a donation now and help us save lives

In March last year, Karuna launched...

Triratna News
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An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School was established 67 years ago by the previous Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s main teachers, to protect Tibetan and Himalayan Art and Culture. In late December 2020 Karuna Trust, who funds 60% of the school’s overall budget, was informed that the Trustees of the ITBCI in Kalimpong, which is now led by the new Dhardo Rimpoche, had made the decision to close the school in December 2021. 

Rimpoche, who had previously...

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