Karuna Trust helps some of India’s poorest people lift themselves out of poverty, including low-caste (Dalit and Tribal) people. This Triratna institution began in very grassroots fashion but was legally constituted as a charity in April 1980 - which means Karuna is officially 35 years old this year!
Karuna is largely funded by Triratna teams conducting door-to-door fundraising campaigns, mostly in Britain. In this latest NewsByte video from Clear Vision, we see another of their teams at work on a telephone fundraising campaign (5.5 minutes).
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...
The Karuna Trust is a charity founded on the principle of ‘compassionate action based on wisdom’, the meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘Karuna’. In our 35th year we are a thriving Buddhist Team Based Right Livelihood. We give over £1million each year to help marginalised communities escape prejudice and poverty in South Asia.
We currently have the following vacancies based in our London office:
Programmes Manager (full time)
Previous programme management or international development experience preferred.
Some first pictures of the morning: women from The Karuna Appeal tell us about their challenging and worthwhile work which helps to support disenfranchised people in India. And Vajragupta giving a wonderful talk on the theme of the retreat, ‘The Bodhisattva’s Reply’…