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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.

2019 Plans and Opportunities

This year, we will continue to expand our circle of compassion! Together, we will continue to make a lasting difference while embracing new opportunities and rising to meet new challenges.    

Extending the Circle of Compassion!

Together, we give villagers in the Himalayas a chance to create a better today and build a brighter tomorrow

Video: Matthieu Ricard’s Life Work

The Monk and the Philosopher was published a little over twenty years ago and provided the funding to start Karuna-Shechen! Matthieu Ricard shares the story.


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


Latest News

A New Home for the Elderly in Nepal!

January 14 2019

Karuna-Shechen's Founder, Matthieu Ricard, and Rabjam Rinpoche, Abbot of Shechen Monastery, recently visited Karuna-Shechen's new home for the elderly in Nepal, which had to be re-built after earthqua...

Plans and Opportunities for the Year Ahead

December 27 2018

In 2018, your commitment and support had a tremendous impact and allowed us to reach 250,000 people in need and give them the opportunity to better their lives. Imagine a world in which we can cont...

Wishing You Joy-Filled Holidays

December 19 2018

"Dear friends of Karuna-Shechen, I wish you the happiest of holidays and a very good New Year! It is thanks to you that we can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in remo...

The Impact of Sustainable Solutions

December 6 2018

"Now is the time to extend the circle of compassion to a greater number of our fellow human beings." —Matthieu Ricard   Give Villagers in the Himalayas a Chance to Create a Better Toda...

3 Videos to Learn Our Approach & Sustainable Strategy

December 4 2018

Small Changes, Big Impact A small change in a remote village can make a world of difference. In this interview, Sanjeev Pradhan, our director in Nepal, explains our strategy and the impact of our eff...

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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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