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.
Buddhist monk, author, translator, and photographer, Matthieu Ricard founded Karuna-Shechen to address the inequalities and suffering he observed in India, Nepal and Tibet.
Karuna-Shechen gives children access to education. We build and repair schools, help improve the quality of education and sponsor students, girls in particular.
Empowering illiterate and low-caste women to become Solar Engineers, transforming the social and economic life of their villages.
Bringing free medicine, consultations, maternal care and preventative health education to the most under-served populations.
Enabling children, their families and communities to meet their basic needs and to become active participants in their own sustainable development projects.
News from our Solar Grandmothers in India
Our newly qualified Indian solar engineers have recently returned from the Barefoot College training course and are already installing electricity in the remote village of Bhupnagar, India, (popul...
October 15 2014
One of Karuna-Shechen’s main goals is to foster the economic and social empowerment of women.
Our non-formal education program for women is now in fully operational in the state Bihar, India. We ...
October 8 2014
In India, during the first semester 2014, our medical teams treated 35,300 patients through our medical center in Bodhgaya and mobile clinics. More than 75% of our patients were women and children. P...
September 29 2014
Check out our September 2014 Nepal News Bulletin.
In this month's issue:
Humla School Special
- The running of Maha Buddha School and Hostel in Yalbang, Humla
- Pema Lhamo, a 10t...
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