April 10 2017
Providing access to clean water is essential to the health and wellbeing of the villages we serve — and is a big part of our actions to support remote rural communities in the Himalayas. In the U...
Since 2000, Karuna-Shechen has been developing and managing humanitarian and development programs that help underserved and disadvantaged communities in India, Nepal, and Tibet reach their full potential and create a better future.
We provide vulnerable populations access to health care, education and vocational training, clean water, solar electricity, and other sustainable solutions that support and improve their livelihoods.
Our comprehensive development and humanitarian strategy is based on active community participation, women’s empowerment, and the preservation of local natural resources, expertise, and culture.
Karuna-Shechen works with local partners to ensure that the programs it develops respond to the specific needs and aspirations of the communities it serves.
With its staff in direct contact with the populations involved in the projects, Karuna-Shechen’s activities have a significant impact on individuals, their families, and their communities. In 2015, over 400,000 people benefitted from our projects.
Did you know?
Karuna-Shechen’s name expresses its mission while paying homage to its roots:
‘Karuna’ means compassion in Sanskrit
and ‘Shechen’ is the name of a major monastery in Tibet.
Matthieu Ricard, President and Co-Founder OUR TEAM IN THE FIELD Please do not write to the field directly to apply for jobs or volunteering, check positions HERE Nepal email@example.com India firstname.lastname@example.org OUR INTERNATIONAL BRANCHES Karuna-Shechen Europe MoreSee the project
February 13 2017
Together, we have helped hundreds of thousands of people over the years. Life is now safer, healthier, and happier for each of them. As we reflect on this impressive number, we embrace new opportun...
February 8 2017
The Nyingma Monlam (Prayer Festival) is an annual event that takes place at the Great Stupa of Enlightenment in Bodhgaya, India. Our Medical Clinic provided free medical care during the festival’s 1...
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...