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Fundraising for Karuna in lockdown - With Maxo

By Karuna on Mon, 25 May, 2020 - 14:54

Fundraising for Karuna in lockdown - With Maxo

By Karuna on Mon, 25 May, 2020 - 14:54

Maxo’s own life was touched significantly by Covid 19 when he lost two people close to him to the virus during this appeal. He didn’t let that become an obstacle but a fuel to motivate him to raise money to help the Dalit communities in India and Nepal whose situation is dire. He said that “It felt wrong to let the thing that you are fundraising for get in the way of fundraising.. ” It was this fire that meant...

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Song of the Brahma Viharas - Being Divine Online home retreat

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 09:06

Song of the Brahma Viharas - Being Divine Online home retreat

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 May, 2020 - 09:06

It’s always good to finish things with a song - and happily, today, here’s one! It’s Ratnavandana chanting the Brahma Viharas song that is usually learned on each ‘Living in the Mandala’ retreat that she leads.

As Ratnavandana kindly sent on some lovely nature photos she has taken, we have made this into a short video which you can enjoy, and hopefully get a feeling for the Brahma Viharas “pervading all quarters”.

The text from this song comes from...

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Reflections on Upekkha - Being Divine Online home retreat

By Maitrisiddhi on Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 - 11:21

Reflections on Upekkha - Being Divine Online home retreat

By Maitrisiddhi on Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 - 11:21

Hi everyone, thought I’d share one way in which I enjoy approaching equanimity.  I’ve been really enjoying listening to Ratnavandana’s material and feeling quite inspired by the ‘great tree of the Brahma Viharas’.  

Ratnavandana and I would have been running ’Living in the Mandala: The Brahma Viharas’ retreat at Taraloka this very week (April 2020) - I’m so pleased it can happen in another form.      

love Maitrisiddhi

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Triratna Young Buddhists

'One of the best things I've done in my life'

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 18:19

'One of the best things I've done in my life'

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 18:19

Tejakula men’s summer Karuna appeal check in for the last time…
0.46 Declan
1.33 Vajragupta
2.08 Chris
3.37 Ramesh
5.35 Kusaladevi
6.50 Mike
8.00 Prajnaketu

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Triratna Young Buddhists

The ’ideal fundraiser’!

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 24 Aug, 2018 - 10:25

The ’ideal fundraiser’!

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 24 Aug, 2018 - 10:25

Prajnaketu talks to Mike and Kusaladevi about their experiences of leading a Karuna appeal, the support they give to participants, and what the ‘ideal fundraiser’ looks like. Also there’s some info on how to apply to do an appeal and what to expect. Check out www.appeals.karuna.org for more!

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Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life: Doing a Karuna Appeal

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Rocket Fuel for the Dharma Life: Doing a Karuna Appeal

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 - 17:20

Prajnaketu, Triratna’s Young Buddhist Co-ordinator, is on his first Karuna Appeal! He’s been sharing how it’s been going on the Young Buddhist blog

A Karuna appeal is an opportunity to practise generosity and live in a Buddhist community while also raising money to help support and empower India’s Dalit community.

Prajnaketu has been sharing his experiences during the appeal: knocking on that first door to help raise money for projects in India, getting his first Standing Order, and...

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Learning points...and turning points?

By Prajnaketu on Sun, 19 Aug, 2018 - 17:33

Learning points...and turning points?

By Prajnaketu on Sun, 19 Aug, 2018 - 17:33

Prajnaketu explores his experiences of the demanding fourth week of the summer men’s Karuna appeal…

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Triratna Young Buddhists

‘Being ourselves but not for ourselves’

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 16 Aug, 2018 - 10:30

‘Being ourselves but not for ourselves’

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 16 Aug, 2018 - 10:30

Vajragupta and Prajnaketu in conversation on Karuna appeals as a unique context for Dharma practice - sitting in the gap, getting immediate feedback door-to-door, moving towards difficulties, getting ourselves out of the way to make something beyond us possible…

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Triratna Young Buddhists

The honeymoon’s over...

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 10:21

The honeymoon’s over...

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 10:21

Prajnaketu talks with Chris and Ramesh about the ups and downs of week three of their Karuna appeal - with some lovely stories from the doors.

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Triratna Young Buddhists

A first for Prajnaketu

By Prajnaketu on Sat, 28 Jul, 2018 - 18:18

A first for Prajnaketu

By Prajnaketu on Sat, 28 Jul, 2018 - 18:18

 A brief update from the first day of call-backs on the Karuna Summer Men’s Appeal in London.

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