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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.

#BuildTogether 2018

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


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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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

Sulochana Shrestha: Our Food Security Partner

February 21 2018

Karuna-Shechen funds programs to provide sustainable sources of food in India and Nepal. Initiatives to reintroduce the cultivation of traditional vegetables such as onions, green beans, and eggplants...

Access to Education for Women: Improving Today and Tomorrow

February 16 2018

Worldwide, more than 796 million people are illiterate — and two thirds of them are women. In India and Nepal, the lack of access to education and training perpetuates the cycle of poverty.  ...

#BuildTogether2018: A Better Future for Jharkhand

February 8 2018

Throughout the year, we’ll be sharing updates as we build a clinic and training center in the Indian state of Jharkhand. We invite you to follow along as the project unfolds and comes to life. #B...

A New Clinic: Expanding our Commitment to Jharkhand

February 6 2018

This year, Karuna-Shechen is building a new facility in the under-served and forgotten Indian state of Jharkhand. This project is an important step forward in our mission to reduce inequalities in th...

Towards Sustainable Harmony

January 29 2018

Karuna-Shechen's approach to helping communities is a unique balance of responding to urgent problems while applying sustainable harmony to factor in the needs of future generations. The term "sus...

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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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