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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.

Extending the Circle of Compassion!

Together, we give villagers in the Himalayas a chance to create a better today and build a brighter tomorrow

Video: Matthieu Ricard’s Life Work

The Monk and the Philosopher was published a little over twenty years ago and provided the funding to start Karuna-Shechen! Matthieu Ricard shares the story.

#BuildTogether 2018

We're building a clinic and training center in the Indian state of Jharkhand! Follow along and support this altruistic project.

Explore our Annual Report

Join us as we review what we accomplished together in 2017 & learn how your generous support helped improve the lives of 250,000 people in India, Nepal, and Tibet.  


Latest News

The Impact of Sustainable Solutions

December 6 2018

"Now is the time to extend the circle of compassion to a greater number of our fellow human beings." —Matthieu Ricard   Give Villagers in the Himalayas a Chance to Create a Better Toda...

3 Videos to Learn Our Approach & Sustainable Strategy

December 4 2018

Small Changes, Big Impact A small change in a remote village can make a world of difference. In this interview, Sanjeev Pradhan, our director in Nepal, explains our strategy and the impact of our eff...

Matthieu Ricard: Karuna-Shechen, my life’s work

November 29 2018

  Dear Faithful Friends, The book, The Monk and the Philosopher, published a little over twenty years ago, was based on a dialogue between myself and my father, the philosopher Jean-Franço...

Women’s Health: Raising Awareness

November 15 2018

Karuna-Shechen removes stigmas and breaks taboos about what rural women can and cannot do. As the Dalai Lama often points out, we need empathy, altruism and compassion more than ever, so it’s time t...

Improving Nutrition for Better Health

November 13 2018

In Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, 80% of children under five and 68% of women under 50 are malnourished. As part of our mission to provide a better future for people in need, Karuna-She...

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Discover our 2017 Annual Report!

Meet the villagers, our team, and all those who make our work possible. Discover the values that guide and inspire us. And learn how your generous support improves the living conditions of 250,000 peo...

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