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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.

Towards Sustainable Harmony

Within a context of altruism and cooperation, our programs advance communities’ health and well-being, develop opportunities, and create long-term sustainable solutions.

#BuildTogether 2018

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

Yoga for Altruism

Karuna-Shechen offers yoga classes to more than 900 children in 19 remote Indian villages. Learn more and follow along as we create a new international yoga festival, to be shared globally by all of us!


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

#BuildTogether for Father’s Day

June 6 2018

Brick by brick, we're building a much needed vocational training center as part of a larger health clinic in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Please join us! In Jharkhand — often called “the land ...

Yoga for Altruism

June 1 2018

In support of Karuna-Shechen and our humanitarian projects in India, Nepal, and Tibet, a group of dedicated people came together in France for the Om Shanti Festival -- a four-day event that featured ...

Matthieu Ricard: Altruism & the Environment

May 29 2018

Karuna-Shechen works in and around the Himalayas, which have been described as the Third Pole, and we are highly concerned by environmental issues. The question of the environment is complex scie...

A New Hope for Nepalese Mothers

May 14 2018

In remote areas of Nepal, one in ten mothers suffer from pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This painful condition has a serious impact on women's health. Karuna-Shechen offers these women -- who often suff...

Altruism Guides Karuna-Shechen’s Actions

April 19 2018

Altruism requires careful investigation and discernment in order to be effective. It is similar to the Buddhist view of compassion, which implies that compassion without wisdom is blind and wisdom wi...

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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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