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Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Appeals |

The 10:10 Appeal

The 10:10 Appeal

The 10:10 Appeal is raising a much needed £10,000 in our tenth year, to enable the Abhayaratna Trust, on behalf of the Order, to continue supporting Order members who need financial and other practical support. Currently we support about 5% of the worldwide Order each year, but anticipate this percentage will increase in the next few years. 10:10 Appeal donations will also help us to establish Local Care Networks of Order members around each Centre, to become aware of anyone locally in need of support and put in place appropriate support on the basis of local knowledge and friendship. Please donate securely today by:   visiting www.abhayaratnatrust.org/donate using PayPal or a debit card. Sending a (UK) cheque made payable to ‘The Abhayaratna Trust’ to Jinavamsa, Abhayaratna Trust, 37 Amisfield Street (0/3), Glasgow, G20 8LB. Making a bank transfer directly to The Abhayaratna Trust, account number 00023681, sort code 40-52-40, and your Order name. N.B. If you are making a bank transfer from outside UK, please do so via HSBC Bank a/c name The...

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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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