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Visiting New Work in Odisha

Written by Head of Programmes – Suddhaka. In October I had the chance to visit the newly established Karuna livelihoods project in Odisha. The project covers 15 villages in the remote forested hill district of Daringbadi, sometimes known as the Kashmir of Odisha because of its natural beauty. The area is populated by people from …

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BAM Reflections
Karuna Team

Reflections on Buddhist Action Month (BAM!)

In the last month Karuna participated in Buddhist Action Month: (BAM!)  which is an annual festival of Buddhist social action. It started in Britain in 2012 and has since spread out across Europe and beyond. Social action is one of the manifestations of METTA, the strong intention to create Loving Kindness for all, which is …

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A loving home – ‘Bhalobasha’

I’m recently back from a visit to India where I spent time with several of the projects which Karuna funds. One of the highlights of my trip was visiting ‘Bhalobasha’ a project for children with learning and physical disabilities and their families in rural West Bengal. Disabled children are extremely marginalised, often misunderstood and mistreated …

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Latur Girls Hostel

Greetings from the girls hostel in Latur. Two weeks into my trip visiting Karuna partners and already and it is flying by! I wanted to share a little about my impressions of the girls hostel and the explosion of positive energy that only a group of 50 adolescent girls can bring.  The girls here come …

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Working at Karuna by Kusaladevi

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 …

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