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.
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.
Learn how we are helping communities rebuild their lives one year after the tragedy.
Buddhist monk, author, translator, and photographer, Matthieu Ricard founded Karuna-Shechen to address the inequalities and suffering he observed in India, Nepal and Tibet.
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.
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...
A Message From Shamsul Akhtar,
Karuna-Shechen India Director:
Karuna-Shechen began its work in Bihar, one of India’s most destitute states, in the late 1990s by sending a mobile clinic t...
As many children all around the world are enjoying their summer vacation, high up in the mountains of Humla, the school year is in full swing. The school year begins at the end of March in this isolat...
We are pleased to share with you the interactive digital edition of our 2015 Annual Report. In it you will meet the people who have been helped by your donations, learn about our programs, accomplish...
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