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Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Appeals |

Appeal for Regular Donations

Appeal for Regular Donations

In the last 6 months we have run four large and successful appeals to help individuals. But most of the Trust’s work is not visible in this way. More than 100 Order members worldwide are helped each year. This ranges from help to go on conventions to helping pay for practical day to day items. It is likely that a growing number of Order Members may find themselves in financial hardship. When someone asks the Trust for help, unless it is a large amount perhaps for medical treatment, or a period of support, then the money would come from our general funds. This is why we need a large base of regular donors. Our job is to give money away to those in the Order that are in need. We have very limited resources but we aim to help create a culture of caring for each other within the Order. If you haven’t already done so, I hope you will consider making out a Standing Order, or setting up...

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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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