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'Social engagement and liberation': 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 14:27

'Social engagement and liberation': 60 years since Dr Ambedkar's conversion

By Munisha on Sat, 14 May, 2016 - 14:27

October this year sees the 60th anniversary of the first mass conversion to Buddhism of people then known as ‘Untouchables’, in Nagpur, India, which took place on 14th October 1956, led by Dr BR Ambedkar.

In celebration, the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and Triratna’s Indian retreat centre Nagaloka are holding a weekend conference, ‘Social engagement and liberation’, 11th-14th October.

The conversion anniversary itself...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 2 May, 2016 - 14:14

Karuna Telephone Campaign

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 2 May, 2016 - 14:14

£120 Retreat Incentive - we all win!

Anyone who makes a referral that leads to a successful participant/volunteer in the upcoming Karuna Telephone Campaign will be rewarded £120 towards any Triratna retreat that they would like to attend. 

So, if you are unable to join the campaign yourself, it’s time to spread the word to all your contacts and friends! 

30th May 2016 - 8th July, London - Save the date!

“The most satisfying and fulfilling sense of achievement and connection with myself, the team and the wider world.”...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Phone Campaign Karuna 2015

By Candradasa on Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 - 19:09

Phone Campaign Karuna 2015

By Candradasa on Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 - 19:09

In Spring of 2015 a team of volunteers spent six weeks at Karuna Trust Office in London giving the opportunity to the supporters to increase their donations for some of the poorest people in India.

Read about Karuna’s record-breaking year - and how you can help too!

For more information about Karuna visit karuna.org

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...

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!

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Inspired by Ambedkar: a western perspective

By vajratara on Fri, 18 Dec, 2015 - 17:10

The third of three talks looking at the inspiration and influence of Dr Ambedkar in the life of members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  Kusaladevi was ordained this year and works for the Karuna Trust, helping fund social projects that work with the most disadvantaged in India. Karuna used to fund the ordination teams in India, but a few years ago felt a new charity was needed specifically for Dhamma and ordination training, furthering the peaceful Dhamma revolution and transforming the lives of...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

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...

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