News

November 14 2017

Welcoming Women out of the Shadows

The inequality and oppression of women in the Himalayas has caused enormous suffering. A main priority in Karuna-Shechen’s work and mission is to encourage women to come out of the cultural and econ...

November 14 2017

Big Change for Villagers in India

Last April, people in the village of Manjhagawan gathered to meet our India director, Shamsul Akhtar to decide how to irrigate their fields in the dry season. They decided that we should construct ...

November 14 2017

New Matthieu Ricard Book

Beyond the Self: Conversations between Buddhism and Neuroscience This new book from Karuna-Shechen's founder, Matthieu Ricard, presents converging and diverging views on the mind, the self, conscio...

November 14 2017

Karuna-Shechen: Born out of Compassion

Starting in the 1970’s, Matthieu Ricard lived in the Himalayan region, studying Buddhism with some of the greatest teachers of that era. He was witness to immense suffering and inequality around him...

November 13 2017

Our Compassion in Action Heroes!

Together with dedicated people around the world, we’re creating sustainable solutions and opportunities that reduce suffering and help preserve the culture of the Himalayas. This is compassion in ac...

October 9 2017

Healing with Compassion

Lack of trust in the unfamiliar is a problem for a large number of Nepalese people — and a roadblock to receiving the health care they require. If they do not trust the provider or if cultural diver...

September 28 2017

Nurses at the Shechen Clinic in Nepal

A warm smile, a comforting hand, and attention to the needs of others - these are some of the qualities shared by the nurses in our clinic in Kathmandu. We asked two of them why they were working with...

September 20 2017

On the road with our mobile clinic in Nepal

Karuna-Shechen has been organizing mobile clinics and medical camps since 2012 to provide health care to vulnerable populations in slums and isolated villages in the Kathmandu region of Nepal. In t...

September 14 2017

Our team: Dr. Shagufta Khalil

Dr. Shagufta Khalil is one of our general practitioners at the Shechen Clinic in Bodhgaya, India. We asked her to describe her work, and this is what she told us: "I like my job, and I especial...