Karuna-Shechen, founded by Matthieu Ricard in 2000, provides health care, education, and social services for the under-served people of India, Nepal, and Tibet.
Our services to destitue communities include access to quality education, health care, clean water, solar electricity and other sustainable solutions that improve their standard of living.
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Buddhist monk, author, translator, and photographer, Matthieu Ricard founded Karuna-Shechen to address the inequalities and suffering he observed in India, Nepal and Tibet.
Our field teams work in targeted areas on projects that come to us from within the community. Learn what the terms GRASSROOTS and EMPOWERMENT mean to Karuna-Shechen.
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A SUSTAINABLE AND LASTING IMPACT
Your recurring monthly donations make a sustainable and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people in India, Nepal, and Tibet, and provide us wit...
July 1 2015
In May and June, Matthieu Ricard was in the UK and the USA (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York City) for a series of talks and discussions to launch the English ...
June 20 2015
Sugiya, our first driver
Sugiya Devi is the first electric rickshaw driver trained and employed by Karuna-Shechen. She is from Bodhgaya, Bihar, where 40% of the population live under the poverty l...
June 9 2015
June 17, 2015
In Nepal, with our network of partners and since the first earthquake struck on April 25, Karuna-Shechen has helped 178.787 people in 477 villages, bringing essential medical, foo...
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