Karuna Schechen
en fr

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.

girl1

OUR WORK

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.

DONATE FOR NEPAL

DONATE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE

Help Us Support Those Affected by the Nepal Earthquake. Donate Today.

Banner Our founder

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.

Solar Power

Learn How We Work

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.  

   

Projects

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...

Read More

Latest News

Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World (Update)

July 1 2015

In May and June, Matthieu Ricard was in the UK and the USA (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York City) for a series of talks  and discussions to launch the English ...

INDIA: TRAINING FEMALE RICKSHAW DRIVERS

June 20 2015

Sugiya, our first driver Sugiya Devi is the first electric rickshaw driver  trained and employed by Karuna-Shechen. She is from Bodhgaya, Bihar, where 40% of the population live under the poverty l...

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: (NEWSFEED)

June 9 2015

June 17, 2015 In Nepal, with our network of partners and since the first earthquake struck on April 25, Karuna-Shechen has helped 178.787  people in 477 villages, bringing essential medical, foo...

See all news

Subscribe to our newsletter