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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.



Karuna-Shechen works with local partners in under-served Himalayan communities to build new schools and increase the quality of education in existing schools.

Solar Power

Solar Energy

Empowering illiterate and low-caste women to become Solar Engineers, transforming the social and economic life of their villages.  


Health Services in Nepal

Bringing free medicine, consultations, and preventative health education to Nepal's most under-served communities.

Community Empowerment

Empowering communities to become active participants in local development.




News from our Solar Grandmothers in India

Our newly qualified Indian solar engineers have recently returned from the Barefoot College training course and are already installing electricity in the remote village of Bhupnagar, India, (popul...

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Construction Begins in Remote Dolpo

September 15 2014

Construction is in full swing to build a primary boarding school for 100 children from isolated rural villages in the mountainous district of Dolpo. The Jana Jagriti Primary School is in the villag...

Matthieu Ricard’s upcoming conferences

September 15 2014

In French: September 26, 2014 09:00 – Brussels, Belgium Annual Émergences Seminar with Matthieu Ricard Matthieu Ricard will participate in the seminar organized by Émergences along with A...

India Bi-Annual Report

September 15 2014

Our India 2014 Bi-Annual Report is now available online. Please download and read to learn more about our current projects in India: India 2014 Bi-Annual Report  ...

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