Karuna Schechen
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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.



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.



With your support, we will continue to help affected communities reconstrust their lives. Donate Today.

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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.

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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.  



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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Latest News

Nepal Quakes: How we help communities rebuild their lives

August 25 2015

Two million people were displaced by the 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude earthquakes that struck Nepal on April and May 2015, according to the National Population Census of Ministry of Home Affairs. ...

Events in Hong Kong With Matthieu Ricard

August 23 2015

We are inviting our friends and benefactors in Hong Kong to two special fundraising events with Matthieu Ricard on September 11, 2015. All money raised will directly support Karuna-Shechen's humanita...


August 13 2015

Our 2014 Annual Report is now available.     Download it here....

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