Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Meeting my selves! By Caroline Ivimey-Parr

By Sanghamani on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 09:56

Meeting my selves! By Caroline Ivimey-Parr

By Sanghamani on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 09:56

The phrase “the hardest thing I’d ever have done” is often used to describe appeals. It’s true – I’ve never done something as completely challenging and engaging on every level.

The hardest person for me to meet on the appeal has turned out to be myself. I love meeting strangers; I’m hungry for the connection and I find it much easier to hold rejection from others lightly. Facing up to the everyday ways I’m making my own life harder though is terrifying.

When you...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Team Based Right Livelihood Vacancy at Karuna: Assistant Appeal Leader

By Nandavajra on Thu, 4 Jan, 2018 - 14:11

Team Based Right Livelihood Vacancy at Karuna: Assistant Appeal Leader

By Nandavajra on Thu, 4 Jan, 2018 - 14:11

Team Based Right Livelihood Vacancy at Karuna

Assistant Appeal Leader - Full Time

Inspired by Buddhist values, Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Our work with individuals focuses on education, dignified livelihoods and gender equality, transforming communities and changing society.

Over 80% of Karuna’s £1.8m income is generated by volunteer fundraisers through our door-to-door appeals. The purpose of this role is to support our current women’s appeals through training and inspiring our volunteers.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will:

●      Have the...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Saturday at the International Gathering

By Munisha on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 16:46

Saturday at the International Gathering

By Munisha on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 16:46

It being Bhante Sangharakshita’s 92nd birthday, at 10.45am all were assembled in the Adhisthana courtyard. As we waited we chanted the mantra sabbe satta sukkhi hontu (May all beings be well and happy!) Paramartha helped Bhante towards a chair, we sang Happy Birthday, he blew out the candles on a very small cake presented by Zoe Lim (the only mitra in Singapore) and Dhiraprabha presented him with a giant roll of birthday greetings from us.

Today, following on from the previous day’s slot focusing on...

Triratna News
Triratna News

UK and Ireland Order weekend: "A rich and many splendored thing"

By Munisha on Mon, 21 Aug, 2017 - 13:01

UK and Ireland Order weekend: "A rich and many splendored thing"

By Munisha on Mon, 21 Aug, 2017 - 13:01

Three hundred and fifty or so members of the Triratna Buddhist Order have been meeting at Adhisthana, UK. This summer’s UK and Ireland Order weekend included women and men from countries including Sweden, France, Spain, India, Belgium, Mexico and Venezuela, supported by an international mitra team.

The weekend had three emphases:
1. Extending outwards
2. Going deeper
3. Learning from the past

Extending outwards The Order’s symbol is the thousand-armed...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

On this day 60 years ago – 14th October 1956 - the great Indian social reformer Dr BR Ambedkar converted to Buddhism. 

Sangharakshita worked with Dr Ambedkar’s followers for many years. So to mark this very significant anniversary, The Buddhist Centre Online launches today a new multimedia space “Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India”. 

The ceremony, in Nagpur, central India, was attended by hundreds of thousands of his fellow people, escaping life at the bottom of...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Job opportunity at Karuna: Leadership Gifts fundraiser

By Nandavajra on Wed, 13 Jul, 2016 - 13:14

Job opportunity at Karuna: Leadership Gifts fundraiser

By Nandavajra on Wed, 13 Jul, 2016 - 13:14

Job opportunity at Karuna: Leadership Gifts fundraiser

Karuna was formed in 1980 as the Triratna Buddhist Community’s response to the suffering of India’s Dalit community. For 30 years, Karuna has worked with some of South Asia’s most disadvantaged people, sending over £1 million every year to support Dalit and tribal communities fulfil their potential through our social and Dharma projects.

We currently have a full time vacancy for a leadership Gifts fundraiser

The Karuna Trust is a dynamic Buddhist charity working in partnership with grassroots led...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 14:24

Community Morning - Compassion In Tough Times

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Jun, 2016 - 14:24

Isn’t the world a complicated place? It’s not always easy to know what to do about it. As we continue our series looking at imagination as a key aspect of practice, let’s get together this Sunday morning and spend some time in each other’s good company exploring compassion as a profound act of creativity. We’ll practice the karuna bhavana and look at how positive empathy can change both our own experience and the world around us.

Meet at the ...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

By Candradasa on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

By Candradasa on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

This week we’ll be looking at bridging the gap between imagination and action. In a difficult week around the world with extreme violence near at hand, we’ll be engaging with Metta (loving kindness) as a radical way to connect with others, and calling forth a sense of urgency to explore together how we might help bring forth a more peaceful world. Come and help us build our meditative community, and take a stand for deep kindness and compassion in the...

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

International inter-Buddhist conference marking 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 16:15

International inter-Buddhist conference marking 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 16:15

Over on Triratna News, you can find details of an international conference in celebration of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion 60 years ago, to be held at Triratna’s Nagaloka Buddhist Centre in India, 11th-14th October 2016.

Read the Triratna News article.

The conference is being organised in partnership with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and sees Order members including Subhuti speaking alongside Buddhist women and men of many traditions.

Triratna News
Triratna News

'Social engagement and liberation': 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 14:27

'Social engagement and liberation': 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 14:27

October this year sees the 60th anniversary of the first mass conversion to Buddhism of people then known as ‘Untouchables’, in Nagpur, India, which took place on 14th October 1956, led by Dr BR Ambedkar.

In celebration, the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and Triratna’s Indian retreat centre Nagaloka are holding a weekend conference, ‘Social engagement and liberation’, 11th-14th October.

The conversion anniversary itself...

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