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Appeal for Upekshadevi

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N.B. We are very pleased to say that the target for this appeal of £5200 has been reached. Thank you to those who have generously donated to the appeal and helped improve Upekshadevi’s quality of life.

Upekshadevi needs our support. We are asking you to consider her situation and help her if you can.

Upekshadevi was ordained in 2010 and lives near Brighton. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2003. This serious and degenerative disease makes Upekshadevi’s life very difficult emotionally, physically and mentally and, as the disease is progressing, end of life care is part of what she is having to consider.

Recently the opportunity arose for Upekshadevi to have much needed overnight care and companionship from a fellow Order member, a longstanding friend. To facilitate this it was necessary to move into a two bedroom flat (no local authority property being available within a year). Previously she had been sharing a house with her elderly mother, but this became untenable when her mother too became seriously ill and no longer able to help Upekshadevi.

After years of using her pension to part fund her carers, Upekshadevi could not meet these moving and rental costs and contacted the Abhayaratna Trust. An added difficulty is the ongoing funding shortfall in her care allowance, which she is currently appealing against.

With your help, the Abhayaratna Trust will raise £5,200 to cover these housing costs, to give Upekshadevi the security of overnight care and companionship over the coming months.

Maitreyi and Ratnadakini

Please support Upekshadevi today, by donating in one of the following ways:

Visit to donate using a PayPal or a debit card (select ‘Individual Appeal’).

To make a donation by cheque or bank transfer please email for the details, and we will be glad to help.

Your donation will be acknowledged, and you can then choose to send Upekshadevi a message of support for the Abhayaratna Trust to pass on to her.  Thank you.


The Triratna Order has now raised just over £4,4740 – thank you! Can you help us reach the target?