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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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

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...

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 News
Triratna News

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

'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...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Help Priyadaka film Mr Khalden at the ITBCI school

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Nov, 2015 - 11:45

Help Priyadaka film Mr Khalden at the ITBCI school

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Nov, 2015 - 11:45

Normally a door-to-door fundraiser for Triratna development charity Karuna Trust, raising money to work among India’s poorest people, Priyadaka writes with news of a video project involving the headmaster of Dhardo Rinpoche’s school for children of Tibetan refugee families.

“Tumbling down either side of high ridges in the remote Gorkha region of northeastern India, Kalimpong has the stunning backdrop of Mount Kanchenjunga to wake up to above the morning mist.

This winter I’m heading up there for my fourth visit, once again to enjoy...

Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Visit by Dh. Akashmitra

By Suchandra on Tue, 9 Dec, 2014 - 13:40

Visit by Dh. Akashmitra

By Suchandra on Tue, 9 Dec, 2014 - 13:40On 13th and 14th Nov 14 Dh. Akashmitra from Karuna Trust visited retreat center to meet the Team.
Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Sanghanath needs 3 men for a Karuna door knocking appeal starting on 24th May

By Andrea@Karuna on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 12:50

Sanghanath needs 3 men for a Karuna door knocking appeal starting on 24th May

By Andrea@Karuna on Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 - 12:50This is Sanghanath. I am currently leading a Karuna men’s appeal in London with 5 great men – Barney, Kevin, Nikoli, Michael and Jeremy.

It’s always a privilege to see Karuna fundraisers connect with Karuna’s work in India and turn fundraising into a spiritual practice.

A Karuna appeal can be challenging but such a beneficial spiritual practice. Taking Metta out onto the doorsteps with whatever and whoever you meet. It has often been a life-changing experience for many...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna hosts first residential retreat in Odisha, India

By lokabandhu on Thu, 2 Jan, 2014 - 05:48

Triratna hosts first residential retreat in Odisha, India

By lokabandhu on Thu, 2 Jan, 2014 - 05:48The Indian state of Odisha is located in the remote north-east of the country, many miles beyond the usual Westerners’ ‘tourist trail’ and in many ways cut off from the rest of India. However young men and women from Odisha have for some years now been making the long journey south to study Buddhism and social work at the Nagarjuna Training Institute (NTI), Triratna’s training campus in Nagpur, and the first graduates have now begun returning home to begin...

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