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Padmadaka appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Sat, 22 Dec, 2012 - 09:44

Padmadaka appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Sat, 22 Dec, 2012 - 09:44We’re delighted to share with you the news that the Karuna trustees have appointed Dharmachari Padmadaka as the new Chief Executive Officer of Karuna.

Vajrapushpa, Karuna’s chair of trustees says: “Padmadaka comes highly recommended by those who have worked closely with him in the past. He has also been an effective Programme Manager in Karuna and a valued member of staff who has already made a significant contribution to Karuna. The trustees believe Padmadaka has the skills and experience,...
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The Big Give Challenge 2012: You can help Karuna lift 10,000 Indian kids out of child labour and poverty

By Andrea@Karuna on Wed, 5 Dec, 2012 - 12:47

The Big Give Challenge 2012: You can help Karuna lift 10,000 Indian kids out of child labour and poverty

By Andrea@Karuna on Wed, 5 Dec, 2012 - 12:47Only 55-65% of children in the villages of Sangamner, Maharashtra, India are attending school. The root of the problem is poverty, where in Maharashtra, 27 million people live on less than 80p a day. Poor and uneducated parents do not always recognise the value in children, especially girls, attending school. Instead children are often kept away from school to bring extra income into the household through scavenging, or following their parents into work.

Education for all children is the...
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Karuna: Empowering women

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 2 Nov, 2012 - 10:50

Karuna: Empowering women

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 2 Nov, 2012 - 10:50Andrea from Karuna writes: We’ve recently published our annual Karuna 2012 Newsletter highlighting our women’s empowerment work in India. We send the newsletter to all our supporters so they’re kept informed about the brilliant projects we support. Some of the women featured in it such as Sanjivani and girls such as Susimita and Priyanka have found their voices. They are not going to be silenced by prejudice and discrimination or their own fears.

Karuna is Triratna’s fundraising...
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Dharmachari Amitayus and the gift of the Dharma

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 - 06:05

Dharmachari Amitayus and the gift of the Dharma

By Andrea@Karuna on Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 - 06:05We continue our ‘India week’ on Triratna News with a profile of Amitayus, a young Indian Order Member living and working in Amaravati, a busy city in Maharastra, central India. He’s one of over 450 Order Members in India.

Like many others, Amitayus’ grandfather’s job was ‘untouchable’ work, to carry dead animals away from the village. His grandparents often had no food except the flesh of rotting animals. With no land of their own, they were forced...
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Moving from darkness to light - being on retreat in India

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 11 Oct, 2012 - 08:12

Moving from darkness to light - being on retreat in India

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 11 Oct, 2012 - 08:12Bhaja Retreat Centre - funded by Triratna’s Karuna Trust - is located in a rural area between Pune and Mumbai. Away from the crowded slums India, Bhaja is a rural idyll located between Pune and Mumbai (in western India).

Imagine living in a one room shack, amidst hundreds if not thousands of others with corrugated roofs that trap the harsh Indian sun. There is no running water, you have to walk a mile or more to collect that, to...
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Karuna Fundraisers

Volunteer Opportunities at Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 15:39

Volunteer Opportunities at Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 15:39You can help alleviate suffering in India by volunteering at Karuna - a friendly and vibrant Team Based Right Livelihood

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 India’s most disadvantaged people, sending over £1 million every year to support low-caste and tribal communities fulfill their potential through our social and Dharma projects.

We are looking for volunteers to...
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How Karuna is helping to spread the Dharma in India

By lokabandhu on Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 11:38

How Karuna is helping to spread the Dharma in India

By lokabandhu on Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 11:38This week features a set of stories about Triratna’s social and Dhamma work in India in the run-up to October 14th and the anniversary of the great ‘mass conversions’ of 1956. These saw millions of Indians leave their ‘low-caste’ status in the Hindu caste system and convert to Buddhism under the leadership of the great Dr. Ambedkar. Andrea, from Triratna’s fundraising charity the ‘Karuna Trust’, writes with some of the background to this extraordinary ‘Dhamma Revolution’, and news...
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A week of celebration: Ambedkar and the new Indian Buddhism

By lokabandhu on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 09:17

A week of celebration: Ambedkar and the new Indian Buddhism

By lokabandhu on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 09:17Next Sunday sees major celebrations across India as up to ten million new Indian Buddhists celebrate the conversion to Buddhism in 1956 of their great leader Dr. Ambedkar. In recognition of his extraordinary contribution to modern Buddhism, we’re devoting the whole of next week’s stories on Triratna News to exploring aspects of his legacy in India - a significant part of which has been carried forwards by the work of the Indian wing of the Triratna Buddhist Community and its...
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Karuna's Bonny Bodhi Fundraisers

By Andrea@Karuna on Tue, 11 Sep, 2012 - 12:25

Karuna's Bonny Bodhi Fundraisers

By Andrea@Karuna on Tue, 11 Sep, 2012 - 12:25Hi everyone

This lovely group of lasses are Karuna’s Bonny Bodhis - Lucy Spence, Nealey Amber Conquest, Zoe Haugh, Serena Woods and Rachel Ward who are on a 6-week door-to-door fundraising appeal for Karuna in Edinburgh.

They have embarked upon their fundraising journey to raise much needed funds to support Karuna’s work amongst the Dalit and tribal communities in India. Karuna works throughout India helping thousands suffering from caste and other forms of...
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Karuna Fundraisers

Karuna's latest team of fundraising heroes

By Andrea@Karuna on Wed, 5 Sep, 2012 - 11:47

Karuna's latest team of fundraising heroes

By Andrea@Karuna on Wed, 5 Sep, 2012 - 11:47Hi everyone,

Here are Karuna’s latest team of fundraising heroes - Ivan Villamar Trujillo, Priyadaka, David Clarke, Paul Wiseman, Tansel Konar and Egidijus Gecius.

Based in Viramandala, Karuna’s fundraising community at the London Buddhist Centre, they are embarking on a fundraising journey to raise much-needed funds for Karuna’s work supporting some of the most discriminated people in India.

Please send them lots of Metta!

To find out more, here’s how to get...

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