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Giving to the Abhayaratna Trust

IncenseThank you very much for considering donating to The Abhayaratna Trust. There are a variety of ways you can help Order members in need:

Becoming a regular supporter

No amount is too small, for example 10 pounds, euros or dollars a month:

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And regular donations are always especially welcome as they help us to extend our longer term visions and ability to help more and more Order members in need.

Make a difference today by setting up a standing order by PayPal click here or by bank transfer click here.

Please fill in the Gift Aid section so we can reclaim any tax you have paid on your donation if you are a UK taxpayer.

Making a single or occasional donation

If a regular commitment isn’t right for you, please consider making a single donation of any amount. You can do this by PayPal:

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And you don’t need to have a PayPal account as there’s an option to use a debit or credit card. If you’d like to send something direct to our bank account or by cheque, please email for our details.

Please fill in the Gift Aid section so we can reclaim any tax you have paid on your donation if you are a UK taxpayer.

Including The Abhayaratna Trust in your Will

Legacies significantly increase our ability to help Order members in need around the world and are a very effective long term method of supporting the spiritual practice of the Order.

Thank you for considering this possibility and do get in touch with us to talk about legacies and how your bequest might be used. Contact You could choose to leave the Trust a specific sum or a proportion of your estate.

Dharmachari Abhayaratna enabled the Trust to be founded, and Order members such as Manjusvara  have helped us to grow since we started in 2008.

Sample text for will

Below is a recommended form of words which your solicitor can include in your Will:

“I give free of taxes as a charitable bequest (either a specific sum or a proportion of the residuary estate) to the Abhayaratna Trust, UK Registered Charity No 1126494 to be used as to both capital and income for the general purposes of the Abhayaratna Trust. I direct that the receipt of the Finance Secretary for the time being or other duly authorised officer shall be a full discharge to my executors.” Contact details to be written into the Will: “Website (or see up-to-date details for The Abhayaratna Trust at using the registered number 1126494).”

You can download this wording here

Some general guidance about writing a Will

  • Appoint two executors (including someone who is good at administrative work, and maybe younger than you).
  • Consider having someone who knows you well as one of the executors.
  • Include a small gift or bequest for the executors – it’s often a lot of work!
  • Make an allowance for the cost of your funeral – consider a pre-paid funeral.
  • Specify your wishes for your funeral. It is important to state if you wish to have a Buddhist funeral, and to include the contact details of your local Buddhist Centre. Your family has precedence and could arrange things other than you would have wished unless you have clearly stated your wishes. Funerals do not have to take place at a crematorium, and your friends and family may benefit from the lack of time pressure and spaciousness of another venue.
  • Keep the Will somewhere where it will be found. Have an ‘In The Event of My Death’ file, and tell some of your friends and or family where to find it.
  • The Order Office can no longer hold Wills. Many people ask the solicitor who has helped to draw up your Will to hold a copy.