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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.

A Global Day of Giving!

This #GivingTuesday, we invite you to make a positive difference with us: save lives and improve the well-being of those in need in the Himalayas!

#BuildTogether 2018

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

Improving Education in the Himalayas

Each year, your generous donations to Karuna-Shechen improve the learning conditions for thousands of children in Nepal, India, and Tibet. Thank you!

Explore our Annual Report

Join us as we review what we accomplished together in 2017 & learn how your generous support helped improve the lives of 250,000 people in India, Nepal, and Tibet.  


Latest News

Improving Nutrition for Better Health

November 13 2018

In Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, 80% of children under five and 68% of women under 50 are malnourished. As part of our mission to provide a better future for people in need, Karuna-She...

Meet Our Beneficiaries: How Your Donations Change Lives

November 6 2018

Basic health care is not accessible – geographically or financially – for many people in the Himalayas. Our health services are essential for saving lives and improving the well-being of the most ...

Building Our Clinic in Jharkhand

November 2 2018

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

Save the Date! Giving Tuesday is November 27

October 22 2018

This #GivingTuesday, get ready to spread a message of compassion! The perfect gift for family, friends, teachers, colleagues, and clients. On November 27, Karuna-Shechen is proud...

India: 120 village preschool workers trained!

October 1 2018

More than 120 childcare workers and government supervisors took part in a training held by Karuna-Shechen in September. The topic: the role of play in a child's life and the benefits it provides. Thes...

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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...

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