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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.

Action For Karuna

Karuna-Shechen launches Action for Karuna. From November 2 to 8, 2020, put your talents to work for solidarity or discover a new discipline.


In India and Nepal, the health situation is becoming increasingly alarming. Karuna-Shechen has organized an emergency operation for the most destitute in facing the crisis. Help them, make a difference.

Women for Change

This International Women’s Day, empower women and girls to tap their potential and pursue healthier, happier, and more equal lives.

Our Environment Our Future

Help Karuan-Shechen improve well-being, raise awareness and reduce the impact of climate change.  Together, lets build a greener world!    


Latest News

In Nepal, the darkness is receding

October 16 2020

« One only needs to become conscious of the truth for error, no matter how deeply rooted, to disappear, just as one only needs to light a lamp for darkness to disperse in a cave, even if it has been...

[Action For Karuna] Join the movement of Altruistic initiative !

September 30 2020

In the continuity of Yoga for Karuna, Karuna-Shechen, an association founded by Matthieu Ricard, launches Action for Karuna, to support humanitarian projects in Nepal. From November 2 to 8, 2020, use ...

[Event] Committed Altruism with Matthieu Ricard, Xavier Emmanuelli and Ilios Kotsou.

September 2 2020

« Altruism is not a luxury, but a necessity. It is also the most pragmatic way to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Altruism is indeed not only the noblest state of mind of the human being, bu...

Discovering, sharing and cooperating to change society

August 31 2020

Karuna-Shechen is committed, since 2000, to provide access to quality education to the greatest number of people. We believe in a more altruistic world and education is a tool of choice to encourage t...

An altruistic education for an altruistic world

August 31 2020

Karuna-Shechen integrates the practice of solidarity and compassion in its education programs. These are not only keys to solving many societal problems in the short, medium and long term, but also a ...

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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...