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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...

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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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Covid-19 Emergency Funding to Triratna Projects and People in India

By Mahasraddha on Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 - 17:13

Covid-19 Emergency Funding to Triratna Projects and People in India

By Mahasraddha on Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 - 17:13

From The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma Fund / India Dhamma Trust and The Karuna Trust.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic that is putting many people and communities in desperate circumstances in India, a number of appeals have been initiated by Triratna Trusts and individuals both in the East and the West.

In Europe, The Abhayaratna Trust, FutureDharma/India Dhamma Trust and the Karuna Trust/Karuna Germany are all active in raising and distributing emergency relief funds to people in need in India. In addition, Subhuti launched...

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Coronavirus: An Urgent Karuna Appeal

By Padmadaka on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 16:35

Coronavirus: An Urgent Karuna Appeal

By Padmadaka on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 16:35

The spread of coronavirus represents the global health crisis of our time and, like you, I find myself having to manage an unprecedented and constantly changing situation.

Job insecurity, cancelled plans and, most importantly, concern about our loved ones and those with underlying health conditions means that we are all struggling. I sincerely hope that you are able to access the support you need to stay well and to protect yourself and others during this time. 

As I write, India and Nepal have gone...

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Triratna Responds to the Coronavirus

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 09:57

Triratna Responds to the Coronavirus

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 09:57

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, how have Triratna Buddhist Centres and team-based right livelihood businesses been responding?

By now most Triratna Buddhist Centres and groups have closed their doors - but many have opened up on the digital universe and invited their sanghas to join them online. Various Triratna Centres across the world are now offering courses classes, pujas, urban retreats and other events online. Now is a great time to try out joining in some of the...

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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...

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Large worldwide audience for live funeral video

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 16:55

Large worldwide audience for live funeral video

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 16:55

It’s become clear that the apparently large gathering of 1,200-1,400 people in the barn at Adhisthana on Saturday for Bhante’s funeral was, in fact, a small fraction of the international audience taking part by following the day live on Facebook and YouTube, and by participating in simultaneous events at Buddhist Centres around the world.

Watch the complete edited livestream.

For a start, it’s estimated that those watching at public screenings across India numbered at least 61,000 – not including all those who watched at home or in social projects...

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'Untouchable': a play about Dr Ambedkar

By Munisha on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:14

'Untouchable': a play about Dr Ambedkar

By Munisha on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:14

Padmadaka is director of Triratna’s Karuna Trust. He writes to let us know about ’Untouchable’, a new play about the life of Dr Ambedkar (including an appearance by a certain ‘Private Lingwood’) to be performed for the first time, in London, at the RADA festival, 30th June-8th July. More details here.

“ ‘Untouchable’ is directed by Kathryn Hunter, a theatre and film actor, and longstanding supporter of the Karuna Trust’s work with the poorest people in India and Nepal. Together...

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Sunday Sangha - August at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 29 Jul, 2016 - 12:39

Sunday Sangha - August at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 29 Jul, 2016 - 12:39

Apart from 28th August all events will start at 5:30. Soup will be provided but please bring along some vegetarian food to accompany and share.

7th August 5:30 - 8:30 
A white rose ritual with verses for White Tara led by Jinavamsa. Bring instruments along to share.

14th August 5:30 - 8:30
An evening about the Karuna Trust led by Margo Winning

21st August 5:30 - 8:30
A Wee Read with Christine Cather and friends. We will be exploring deep poetry that might...

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