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Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Working At Karuna: Kusaladevi's Story

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Kusaladevi writes about her experience working for Karuna: ”It’s hard to summarise my time working at Karuna. It was such a significant part of my life for around 8 years, coinciding with my ordination process and it feels hard to separate the two out. I feel so fortunate to have worked for a charity that combined my interest in International Development with the Dharma.

I never ever would have...

Triratna Young Buddhists
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

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

A doorstep into the unknown...

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 14:28

A doorstep into the unknown...

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 14:28

Sooo… I’ve just started a six-week fundraising appeal in London with these wonderful people (Mike, Declan, Chris, Ramesh Babar, Vajragupta, and Kusaladevi Spence)! We’re going to be raising money for an amazing charity called Karuna which helps to transform the lives of individuals and communities affected by the tyrannical caste system in India and Nepal. 

We’ve all now arrived and are settling into community we’ll be living in together. For most of us, this is the first time we’ve done anything like this...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Saddhanandi on Responsibility Q&A

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 15:19

Saddhanandi on Responsibility Q&A

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 15:19

In this Q&A session with the young facilitators, Saddhanandi explores with great depth and humour the topic of responsibility - How do we learn from mistakes? How do we measure success? When do we act as individuals and when as group members? How does spiritual growth manifest in action? And so many more pithy teachings!

Filmed at the March 2018 Young Facilitators weekend at Adhisthana - thanks to Sanghadhara for posting this!...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Saddhanandi interviewed by Kusaladevi

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 15:16

Saddhanandi interviewed by Kusaladevi

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 15:16

‘Responsibility is the ability to respond’

Saddhanandi evokes the spirit of Dharmic responsibility in this wonderfully personal interview with Kusaladevi.

Filmed at the March 2018 Young Facilitators weekend at Adhisthana - thanks to Sanghadhara for posting this!