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Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Articles |

Writing a will – some help getting started

It’s easy to put off writing a will. We all have excuses – ‘I’m still young’ (this body is impermanent), ‘I don’t have anything of value’ (most people are surprised by what their seemingly meagre assets add up to), ‘I’m sure it’ll all be taken care of by my family’ (leaving it up to friends and family to sort out after your death can be complicated and stressful). Writing a will can be easier than you think. Here is a brief guide to getting started. Writing a Will Part 1: Where to Start? Download the Will Planner on our website. First up – figuring out what you have to give. Home, savings, car, pension are often the main things on people’s list. Other things to consider are stocks and shares, insurance and any valuable items. Then comes the less pleasant part – figuring out what you have to owe: outstanding mortgage, loans or overdrafts are often the major considerations. Hopefully you now feel a bit lighter for having taken...

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Posted on Oct 18, 2016 in Videos |

Just Ask. Just Give.

Just Ask. Just Give.

Why do people support the Abhayaratna Trust and who benefits? Grateful thanks to Shantiketu for making this video.

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Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in News |

A Beginner’s Guide to Wills

At last year’s Triratna International Combined Convention the Abhayaratna Trust welcomed 24 people to our ‘Wills Café’. Some wondered who Will was, with one attendee expected a discussion on Shakespeare, but everyone seemed to appreciate Satyadasa from Greengate Wills introducing will writing and answering all kinds of questions – from what is probate to where should one store a will, and writing wills to cover owned property abroad. Listen in...

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Posted on Jul 11, 2016 in News |

Chanting for Charity

Taradakini and Sara had fun with their Chanting Challenge Buddhist Action Month last June. They chanted mantras in caves, bird-hides, danger zones, beaches, up trees, on public buses and in at London Bridge station. Wonder what the team will do this year? Money raised will be used to resource our Help in an Emergency fund, supporting Triratna Buddhist Order members in financial crisis situations. http://abhayaratnatrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/montage.mp4 Keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter, explore our website for helpful resources and information on making donations, and Wills, and get in touch with any questions, comments or queries or just to say hello. Sara...

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