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Karuna Fundraising: Transforming Self and World

Inspired by Buddhist values, Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Our work focuses on education, dignified livelihoods and gender equality, transforming communities and changing society.

This work is only possible because of the generosity of Karuna supporters. The vast majority of these generous individuals were introduced to Karuna on their doorsteps by volunteers from the Triratna Buddhist Community. Karuna's particularly unique flavour of fundraising, where fundraisers meet prospective regular donors face-to-face, began in 1982. Since then Karuna has been developing its fundraising as a context for engaged Buddhist practice.

"Karuna door-to-door appeals are a very effective spiritual practice. Over the years I have seen many people change significantly as a result of taking part in them. I would therefore urge all those who have our work in India at heart to support Karuna in this way. " Urgyen Sangharakshita.

Karuna offers three unique ways to engage in Fundraising as Spiritual Practice:

Door-to-Door Appeals

Volunteer fundraisers come together for 6-weeks to live, fundraise and practice together. Appeals are based around the UK.

Telephone Campaigns

These campaigns are based in the Karuna office at the North London Buddhist Centre and involve calling existing Karuna supporters.

To find out more contact the Karuna office on 0207 700 3434 or email

Visit Karuna's website for more information about our work in India.