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Karuna Phone Campaign

By Amaradaya on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 16:42

Karuna Phone Campaign

By Amaradaya on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 16:42

In this NewsByte we see a group of volunteers working on a Karuna telephone fundraising campaign from the Karuna offices in London. 

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Karuna's BAM appeals raise £1400 monthly for India

By lokabandhu on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 15:06

Karuna's BAM appeals raise £1400 monthly for India

By lokabandhu on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 15:06

Here’s a final update for BAM from Triratna’s two Karuna Appeal teams .  For the whole month of June the eight of us have been out on the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh knocking on people’s doors inviting them to become regular contributors to Karuna’s work with Dalit communities in India. Between us we’ve recruited over 100 new supporters and an amazing £...

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...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM in Edinburgh: fundraising for India

By lokabandhu on Sun, 7 Jun, 2015 - 22:13

BAM in Edinburgh: fundraising for India

By lokabandhu on Sun, 7 Jun, 2015 - 22:13

BAM’s happening in Edinburgh - we’re raising funds for social and Dhamma work in India and Nepal.  Four of us are here for the whole month, by going out every night knocking on people’s doors and inviting them to support Triratna’s Karuna Trust we hope to raise around £80,000 between us!  That will come in over the next few years from...

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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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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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...

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