• 13/12/2012 /  Children's Fund, News

    A big love-filled thank you to everyone for your generous support!

    We have filled all available spaces for our end of year gathering. Our apologies that we could not meet demand for places this time. We will have other enjoyable social events to look forward to in the new year.

    We have also had a very strong response to supporting the event from those unable to attend, with donations for the hamper prize as well as monetary contributions.

    As our hamper prizes are growing, we would like to open the invitation to those unable to attend the evening to purchase tickets for prizes which include items ranging from sweets and wine to your very own personal trainer with nutritional support to help get you fit in the new year.

    Tickets are available for $5 each or 3 tickets for $10.  Please contact Nathalie here to arrange purchase of tickets, payment for which can be made to:

    The Karuna Foundation Children’s Fund 

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    BSB: 062217
    Account Number: 0090 7091

    Thank you all again for your wonderful support and we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • 04/12/2012 /  Children's Fund, News

    Shinju Restaurant

    Our end of year gathering is fast approaching and set for Sunday 16th December 2012!

    It will be a great opportunity to enjoy great company and food, as well as to raise funds for the Karuna Foundation Children’s Fund.

    The funds raised from the evening will go towards the Fukushima Project to give respite to children affected by the Fukushima Disaster. This project is is set to become a reality in 2013 and more details can be found here.

    We have organised a very healthy 13 course Japanese Teppanyaki banquet for the evening and it’s going to be both fun and delicious! Our meals will be masterfully cooked in front of us by entertaining Teppanyaki chefs.  We have also organised some light entertainment for you all on the evening so it is set to be a very fun night!

    Shinju Restaurant Cuisine

    Date: Sunday 16th December 2012

    Place: Shinju Japanese Restaurant 51 Berry St North Sydney NSW 2060
    Time: 7 pm
    Price: $70 (includes donation to the Fukushima Project and a raffle ticket for hamper prizes)
    Theme: Japan
    RSVP: Places for this dinner are limited due to the venue. RSVP as soon as possible to Karina here or phone 0413 869 433.


  • 30/11/2012 /  Children's Fund, News

    Come visit our new website, now live at  The Karuna Fukushima Project. Read the latest news about Karuna’s Fukushima Children Australia Respite Care Program planned for August 2013 and how you can get involved. Tell us what you think by contacting Nara here or by phone on 02 9929 8643.  Feel free to e-mail or phone to express your interest!

  • 25/05/2012 /  Children's Fund, News

    Dear Karuna friends,

    We’re heading into winter and it’s sure getting chilli!

    You are invited to join us in creating a little warmth with some delicious Thai cuisine and great company next Sunday 3rd June. This dinner will be the first of a few events we hope to host through the year in order for us to catch up and reflect on the many fun and meaningful times shared over the years, as well as raising some funds for Karuna. Friends and family are most welcome as always!

    All proceeds raised from this dinner will be used towards improving heating facilities at the Karuna Sanctuary, Katoomba, a cause close to all of our hearts!  

    Details are:

    Date: Sunday June 3rd

    Time: 6: 30PM

    Location: Simple and Irresistible Thai Restaurant, 283 Miller St North Sydney.

    Cost: $40PP (Includes $10 donation).

    What you can expect: A selection of tempting entrees (Spring rolls, curry puffs, stay chicken and more) and mains (Chicken curry, massaman curry or delicious Pad Thai), steamed rice and a drink of your choice.

    The restaurant is located next to the North Sydney Oval, corner of Ridge Street. For more information on the venue click here.

    Please RSVP as soon as possible with any dietary requirements (the restaurant is happy to cater for vegetarian and vegan diets with prior notice) to myself (Karina) by email here or by phone on 02 9929 8643. Don’t hesitate to e-mail or phone with any questions! Looking forward to seeing you all soon and sharing some warmth!

    Best Regards,

    Karina, Viviane, Nathalie and Chris (The new Karuna fundraising sub-committee)

  • 31/07/2009 /  News

    Hello and a warm welcome to the Karuna Post, which is your online news and events blog for friends, both near and distant,  of The Karuna Foundation.

    We will post news, events and photos here. We welcome everyone to explore the site and very much welcome and value your contributions.

    We’d  like to especially thank Karina and our other web support volunteers for their help with developing and launching the new page.

    To keep the web content on topic and free of spam, we have some simple posting procedures we’d recommend you familiarise yourself with.

    To make contributions and editorial suggestions please e-mail Robert or Keith.

    Warm wishes,

    Malcolm, Keith, Nara and Robert and our web support volunteer team

  • 23/02/2009 /  News

    In October last year, a group of Karuna friends joined a special guided visualisation tour of inspiring The Lost Buddhas exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. The tour was presented by The Karuna Foundation and conducted by Malcolm. By popular demand, this was our second tour to the same exhibition.

    Malcolm introducing the symbolism of the key artworks to the Karuna Tour Group

    Malcolm introducing the symbolism of the key artworks to the Karuna Tour Group

    The images are beautiful works of art – and like all Buddhist art – something more. Beneath the beautiful surface they carry a message. Malcolm suggested a series of meditation exercises to participants that elicited this deeper meaning and enhanced our understanding of the symbolism of the sculptures.

    It was truly uplifting experience to spend a morning engaging with such beautiful spiritual imagery in a contemplative, reflective and focussed way.

    Michele studying her tour notes

    Michele studying her tour notes