On the first Monday of each month many of us choose to forgo dinner and donate the cost of that meal to the Karuna Fund. This tradition honors the austerities practiced by the Buddha and generates funds that we’ve donated to a number of worthwhile local organizations.
Karuna means “compassion” in Sanskrit. Our Karuna practice honors generosity, compassion and the austerities practiced by the Buddha. Many of us choose to forgo dinner, a cappuccino, a movie etc and donate that cost to the Karuna Fund. Some just donate! These funds go to benefit local organizations such as:
REPS (Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide) - REPS is a largely volunteer coalition of community members invested in stopping suicide in the Yampa Valley and supporting those who have lost a loved one to suicide through education and awareness. Here
Hospice of Steamboat - Hospice is a not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life while respecting the patient and family's right to make decisions that affect their life and death. Here
United Way Holiday Market - The holiday market provides much needed clothing, food, and other items to people in the area identified by social services as in need around the Holiday season and onset of winter. Many people donate toys and clothes for little children, but larger children and adults need things too. This is where cash donations are so helpful - staff are able to purchase things for them to shop from as well.
Routt County Humane Society - The Routt County Humane Society is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals, providing humane education, promoting spaying and neutering as a means of decreasing the number of unwanted pets, and encouraging respect for the dignity and worth of all animals. Here
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Many, many thanks.