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Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Appeals |

Bhante’s funeral travel grant appeal

Bhante’s funeral travel grant appeal

Dear friends, This is an urgent appeal to help Order members travel to Bhante’s funeral on 10th of November at Adhisthana. JUST GIVE The Abhayaratna Trust wants to make as many travel grants as possible to Order members within Europe who could otherwise not afford to be there. We also hope to be able to give 50% travel grants to those living outside Europe and in financial hardship. Our ability to help get everyone to the funeral who wants to go but cannot afford it, depends on the success of this appeal. So please give swiftly and generously if you can, using one of the ways below. We need to raise a minimum of £5,000. JUST ASK If you are reading this and unable to afford to travel to Bhante’s funeral, please apply for a grant, before 10 November, here: https://tinyurl.com/yck2ewud You can also contact taradakini@abhayaratnatrust.org.ukfor travel grant queries and assistance. Much Metta The Abhayaratna Trust team Please donate securely today by:   visiting www.abhayaratnatrust.org/donate (select ‘Appeal for travel to Bhante’s funeral’)...

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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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