By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 09:23Karuna are recruiting volunteer fundraisers for a phone campaign starting on 3rd June running for 6-weeks until 12th July. Full training in Karuna’s unique fundraising approach will be provided. Reasonable expenses will be covered as well as a retreat allowance.
Bryan Hamilton from the LBC shares his inspiration, motivation and experience of doing a Karuna phone campaign in conversation with Nisha (who’ll be leading the campaign).
By Andrea@Karuna on Tue, 5 Mar, 2013 - 14:50Karuna 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 South Asia’s most disadvantaged people, sending over £1 million every year to support Dalit and tribal communities fulfill their potential through our social and Dharma projects.
We currently have a full time vacancy for a Head of Fundraising
Karuna Trust is a dynamic Buddhist charity working in partnership with grassroots led...
By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 - 10:33The Karuna Trust was formed in 1980 as the Triratna Buddhist Community’s response to the suffering of India’s Dalit community. For over 30 years, Karuna has worked with some of South Asia’s most disadvantaged people, sending over £1 million every year to support Dalit and tribal communities fulfil their potential through our social and Dharma projects.
Supporter Care Officer We have a full-time, permanent vacancy for a Supporter Care Officer based in our office at the...
By Andrea@Karuna on Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 16:15Happy New Year friends of Karuna Fundraisers.
If you are up for a personal challenge in 2013 you may want to consider doing some fundraising for Karuna this year. You’ll personally benefit in ways you’d never have imagined as well as helping India’s Dalit community.
We have spaces on the following appeals: Men’s Door-to-door (London)16 Feb -to 30 March, 6 April to 18 May and 25 May to 6 July. We’re also running a Phone Appeal from our...
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,...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.