Triratna News
Triratna News

2015 breaks Karuna's fundraising records

By Munisha on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 12:21

2015 breaks Karuna's fundraising records

By Munisha on Wed, 10 Feb, 2016 - 12:21

Thanks to its “amazing” Buddhist volunteer fundraisers, in 2015 Triratna’s Karuna Trust had the best fundraising year in its 35-year history.

Karuna’s head of fundraising, Steven Murdoch, writes: “In a year when the UK charity sector was widely criticised for some dubious fundraising practices, Karuna had its most successful fundraising season ever. This means we are on course to send over £1M to our project partners working with persecuted dalit and tribal communities in India and Nepal.”

He attributes...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Glasgow Karuna Appeal: BAM 2015

By Moksadhi on Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 15:13

Glasgow Karuna Appeal: BAM 2015

By Moksadhi on Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 15:13

Hello! Sarah here writing on behalf of the Glasgow 2015 Women’s Karuna Appeal.

For BAM 2015 I have joined a team of 4 courageous women, led by the wonderful Sangamani, who are knocking on doors in Glasgow to raise funds for the Karuna Trust. For me, door knocking to support people in India who desperately need our help encapsulates Buddhist Action, especially the themes of caring for others and money awareness.

In terms of caring for others, the work which will bring funds to...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: Karuna & Amitabha

By jvalamalini on Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 - 14:57

Day 4: Karuna & Amitabha

By jvalamalini on Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 - 14:57After days of gloom outside it’s wonderful to have spring sunshine today as we move into contemplating karuna - which Sangharakshita has described as like metta with a shadow over it.

Ratnavandana says:
It is good to reflect on our attitudes to suffering, whether it’s physical or emotional. I know for a long time I had this a sense that somehow suffering was wrong, that I shouldn’t be suffering, so there was a feeling of failure there which was...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Karuna featured on World Interfaith Harmony Week blog

By Munisha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 16:36

Karuna featured on World Interfaith Harmony Week blog

By Munisha on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 16:36Keval Shah is a 28 year-old Gujarati living in a Triratna community in London and working at the Karuna Trust.

For the UN official World Interfaith Harmony Week last week, he features on the WIHW blog. It’s a lovely account of Keval’s inspiration for his work and its roots in Buddhism, casteism and the work of Dr Ambedkar.

Read Keval’s short article.
Dame Maggie Smith invites you to ...
Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Come and join the magical world of Karuna Appeals this Spring

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 6 Feb, 2015 - 11:09

Come and join the magical world of Karuna Appeals this Spring

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 6 Feb, 2015 - 11:09Are you looking for a deeper connection with yourself and the world…an opportunity to practise generosity and live in a Buddhist community? Then look no further. A Karuna Appeal will offer all this and much more!

We have 2 spaces left for women on our Spring Appeal in London to be led by Sanghamani

We’re inviting applications from men and women for our 2015 appeals and phone campaigns.

Why do an appeal? Caste discrimination affects the lives...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Telling the story of India's Dhamma Revolution in Europe

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 00:02

Telling the story of India's Dhamma Revolution in Europe

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Jul, 2014 - 00:02Amalavajra writes from the India Dhamma Trust, which raises money for the ordination training of Indian Buddhists:

“Amrutdeep, a senior Indian Order member and Public Preceptor, recently completed a successful tour of six Triratna Centres in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Germany. Coinciding with Buddhist Action Month, his visit fitted the Month’s overarching social action theme very well.

Visiting the sanghas at Metta Vihara, Arnhem, Amsterdam, Paris, Ghent and Essen, he told the story of Dr...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 16:12

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 16:12Have a look at these two posts on Triratna News, definitely related to Buddhist social action:

Three dharmacharinis’ account of their participation in the annual United Nations Vesak conference:
https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/triratna-women-speak-out-un-day-vesak…

and the three papers they gave, variously related to women, caste, poverty and meat-eating:
https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/three-papers-un-day-vesak-conference-…
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:12

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:12Amoghamati, Karunamati and Vajrapushpa write about their recent visit to Vietnam, where they gave papers at the 11th United Nations Day of Vesak Conference. (Vesak, or Wesak, is the south Asian term for the festival now more usually known as Buddha Day in Triratna.)

“Held in the beautiful new Bai Dinh temple, south of Hanoi, this year’s conference looked at the Buddhist world’s contribution to achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

Karunamati presented research from...
Stockholms buddhistcenter
Stockholms buddhistcenter

Karunakväll

By Viryabodhi on Thu, 22 May, 2014 - 09:19

Karunakväll

By Viryabodhi on Thu, 22 May, 2014 - 09:19Denna sanghakväll, öppen för ALLA, är i Karunas tecken och regi. Under kvällen får vi veta mer om det fina arbete Karuna gör i Indien, och om vad vi gör i Karuna Sverige, för att hjälpa till. Kvällen leds av Viryabodhi, Jöran, Aryaka och kanske Kristin Olsson.

Även de som ej gått på centret tidigare är välkomna. Passa på och bjud in till en spännande och inspirerande afton.
kl 18.30 - 21.00

All dana går till Karuna...
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Karuna Trust: Supporter Services and Database Officer

By Munisha on Tue, 29 Apr, 2014 - 14:19

Karuna Trust: Supporter Services and Database Officer

By Munisha on Tue, 29 Apr, 2014 - 14:19Full-time job opportunity
London

Supporter Services & Database Officer


  • Help alleviate suffering in India
  • Friendly and vibrant Team-Based Right Livelihood
  • Generous support package
  • Retreat allowance

Working within the fundraising team, you will be the first point of contact for our valued supporters. You will have ownership of the supporter data ensuring it is accurate and up to date on our database. Working closely with our finance department, you will have responsibility for processing new and regular income.
The successful applicant will have excellent attention...

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