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Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Appeals |

Come to our Concert: celebrating 10 years of support for the Order

Come to our Concert: celebrating 10 years of support for the Order

The Abhayaratna Trust 10th Anniversary Concert   The Festival Theatre, The Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Saturday 27th October 2018, 19:00 – 22:00 Programme 19:00 Introduction to the evening Mahasraddha 19:10 Schubert Impromptu Ratnadhya (piano) 19:20 ​Sangharakshita Songs – a setting of eight Sangharakshita poems composed by David Earl (Akashadeva) Manidhara (baritone), Akashadeva (piano) 20:00 Interval 20:20 Two Musical Parodies Ratnadhya (piano) 20:35 Jazz trio set Yashodaka + friends 21:05 End of concert 21:10 Refreshments in Buddhist Centre reception area 21:45 Depart The Abhayaratna Trust is hosting a concert this autumn to celebrate all that the Abhayaratna Trust has achieved in 10 years of supporting Triratna Order members in need. Join us for an exciting autumn evening and hear some of the finest classical and jazz musicians in the Triratna Community.On Saturday 27th October from 7-9pm, you will be serenaded by Schubert with Ratnadhya; inspired by Manidhara’s singing some of Sangharakashita’s poems, accompanied by Akashadeva on piano. After the interval you’ll be thoroughly entertained by Ratnadhya’s gifted musical parodies, then stirred by...

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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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