Karuna-Shechen initiates and oversees projects that provide health care, education,and social services for the under-served populations of India, Nepal, and Tibet. It was founded in 2000 by Matthieu Ricard with the ideal of compassion (karuna) in action.

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 Karuna-Shechen partnered with the non-governmental organization One Heart Worldwide to launch, in 2013, a new program in the remote districts of Baglung and Dolpo to raise awareness about pelvic organ prolapse (POP).  Read More...


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Environmental Awareness Through Art

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Lakhan Kumar, a Village Motivator

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