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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.

[2021] With you on the ground!

A look back at a year full of hope, novelties, encounters and cooperation. Let's continue to act together!

[climate crisis] adaptation & colaboration

Karuna proposes inovative solutions to adapt to climate changes and take action colaboratively.

Resilience : our first program in France

Karuna supports the French social workers with mindfulness tools that will help them cope with the emotional load related to their work.

Ruby Valley : land of life

With landscapes of rare beauty, the Ruby Valley is an area where different communities live together in harmony with animals in a natural environment.    


Latest News

Retour sur notre impact

January 18 2022

En 2021, Karuna-Shechen a soutenu plus de 500 000 personnes en Inde et au Népal. Retour sur une année riche de rencontres, d'innovations et d’actions.   Agir pour cheminer vers un monde m...

2 new offices for Karuna India

January 12 2022

In June 2021, Karuna-Shechen India inaugurated two new field offices in the towns of Madanpur and Fatehpur. This initiative allows our teams to be closer to the communities they serve and rationalizes...

Sankranti – celebrating the victory of good with colors and food

January 12 2022

Makar Sankranti is celebrated in India with great zeal and enthusiasm every January to mark the end of winters and the onset of a new harvest season. The festival is dedicated to the Sun God, Surya. T...

Organise your own photographic exhibition!

December 13 2021

"I want to know nature in its strongest expressions, because in front of its greatness, Man finds his fragility. Confronted with these environments, he must show a deep and sincere humility."  ~ Vi...

2021, with you on the ground!

November 22 2021

  "What a joy to witness all of Karuna's accomplishments, which would have been impossible without all of our donors! The pandemic is still affecting people living in India and Nepal, but they...

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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...