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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.

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OUR WORK

Our services to disadvantaged 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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Videos: Learn How We Work

Check out our latest videos and learn how your contributions are helping communities build a better future for themselves.  

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REBUILDING NEPAL

How we help communities rebuild their lives after the 2015 earthquakes. 

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Matthieu Ricard

Buddhist monk, author, translator, and photographer, Matthieu Ricard founded Karuna-Shechen to address the inequalities and suffering he observed in India, Nepal and Tibet.

   

Latest News

Compassion for Animals, Too!

November 18 2016

Karuna-Shechen’s compassion doesn’t end with people. Our new mobile veterinary clinic is bringing medicine, exams, and compassionate relief to animals in remote Indian villages. The program...

Filling a Gap, Curing Tuberculosis in Nepal

November 5 2016

Many of us think tuberculosis is a disease of the past, but it remains widespread – and life-threatening – for millions of people in Nepal. Instances are prevalent in remote villages, where the po...

Street Theater: From Silence to Spotlight

October 28 2016

Karuna-Shechen uses a type of street theater — known locally in India and Nepal as Nukkad Natak — as a tool to raise awareness of sensitive issues within the communities we serve. Our sponsored dr...

Nepal – Rebuilding Together

September 26 2016

The 2015 earthquakes harmed communities across Nepal. Karuna-Shechen is helping communities rebuild and learn new skills to move beyond devastation to a place of hope. Deeply rooted in the communitie...

A Driving Force 

September 7 2016

Karuna-Shechen’s first female e-rickshaw trainee offers a story of success—and enormous potential. In September 2014, Shobha Devi’s life changed forever. Shobha and her husband, a day laborer,...

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Why Donate Monthly to Karuna-Shechen?

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...

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