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January 13 2018

Balwan Chantyal: Our Solar Power Partner

A broad smile lights up the face of a man who helps spread light to some of Nepal's most remote villages. Balwan Chantyal is the director of Ulyalo Ghar, our partner in Nepal for solar power instal...

January 13 2018

Beautiful Turquoise Ocean: Our Karuna Girl

In his latest work Un demi-siècle dans l’Himalaya (Half a Century in the Himalayas), Matthieu Ricard recalls his two encounters with Drouk-kar Tsho, a little Tibetan girl whose gentle smile has bec...

January 6 2018

A School for Children in Remote Taplejung

As part of our mission to provide access to education, Karuna-Shechen plans to build one school every two years in a remote area of Nepal. Previously we built a school hostel in Humla and a school in ...

December 30 2017

Joyful New Year from Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard sends you a joyful and happy new year message with a wish for compassion in 2018. See what we will accomplish together and make a donation to help make our work possible!...

December 5 2017

WHAT WE WILL ACCOMPLISH IN 2018

See what we will accomplish in 2018 and beyond: EDUCATION PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATION Beneficiaries: 10,300 children Objective: To give children in isolated rural communities access to quali...

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...