Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

2 vacancies at Karuna Trust

By aparajita on Mon, 16 Oct, 2023 - 16:13

Two exciting roles available in the Karuna team!

We have two exciting opportunities to join our UK Fundraising Team and work in a socially engaged Buddhist Team-Based Right Livelihood doing transformative work in South Asia. Click the links below for more information about each role, and how to apply.

Supporter Care and Data Manager

Trust Fundraiser

Both roles will be UK based home-working contracts, with occasional travel to our London office and elsewhere in the UK

Salary: £33,480 p.a. full-time equivalent (London), £29,580 p.a. full-time equivalent (outside London) + retreat allowance. 

Deadline for applications:...

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Karuna USA! (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 426)

By Centre Team on Mon, 11 Apr, 2022 - 20:06

This week’s episode is a brilliant, edited conversation from the launch of Karuna USA live in New York City, featuring speakers from India, America and the UK.

Karuna USA believes that every individual deserves a decent life and the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of caste, race or ethnicity.

Social and economic systems with high levels of inequality hurt everyone’s progress. That’s a fact. Working together we can challenge these systems and ensure access to...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Being Divine Online: Q & A with Ratnavandana on the Brahma Viharas (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 20)

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 - 01:58

Loving Kindness (Metta)
Compassion (Karuna)
Joyful Resonance (Mudita)
Equanimity (Upekkha)

This week on the podcast we’re in full-on love mode with our Home Retreat: Being Divine Online

Our guide to the series of meditations in focus - the Brahma Viharas - is Ratnavandana, and in this special episode recorded live online she’s in discussion about a practice that has been one of the touchstones of her life. 

The sense of someone choosing to dwell inside a mythic vision of...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Triratna Young Buddhist Retreats 2016

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 14:55

Early 2016 is brimming with ways to connect with other young people in the Dharma with events for Sub25s, young men, young women, and all. Bring your friends and make new ones!

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Karuna Trust Women's Appeal

By parami on Sat, 25 Apr, 2015 - 10:29

Parami visits the women who are working on the Karuna appeal in London and discovers why it is a transformative experience.

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Complete Archive Of Teaching On The Brahma Viharas

By Candradasa on Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 - 18:57

Ratnavandana has given much of her later life to the cultivation and teaching of Brahma Viharas meditation - helping inspire many people to move towards spending more of their time in the ‘divine abodes’ of love, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.

Here is the complete archive of teaching from her Spring 2015 Rainy Season retreat in Bristol, UK. The theme was ‘Living In The Mandala’, looking at the Brahma Viharas in the context of the five Buddha mandala. Talks, readings, guided...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 7: Guided Brahma Viharas Meditation (With Notes on Bhavana)

By Centre Team on Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 20:27

Ratnavandana introduces and guides us through a composite practice of all four Brahma Viharas at once - loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity.

She sets the scene perfectly with an introduction to the notion of cultivation/development within the context of a Buddhist spiritual life, showing how each of these qualities may be called forth whenever needed in the face of our experience, just as the flower is called forth from the seed in springtime.

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: A Puja To Amitabha

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 18:23
Karunavapi leads a rather beautiful puja to Amitabha, the archetypal Buddha of the west, red with the love and light of compassion. Featuring some excellent readings!

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: Guided Karuna Bhavana Meditation (Cultivation of Compassion)

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 00:10
Ratnavandana leads a full practice of the second of the Brahma Viharas, the Cultivation of Compassion (Karuna Bhavana) in the face of suffering. Strong, necessary medicine for the heart and mind…

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Three papers from the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:31
Here are the three papers presented by Amoghamati, Karunamati and Vajrapushpa at the United Nations Day of Vesak Conference 2014 in Vietnam.

Read their report on the conference.
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Amoghamati's paper152.71 KB
Karunamati's paper159.2 KB
Vajrapushpa's paper101.12 KB