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December 5 2019

Together, let’s write our next chapter

Twenty years ago, Matthieu Ricard set out to build a better world for the people of the Himalayan region through the founding of Karuna-Shechen. Working in remote and underserved villages, made poss...

December 5 2019

Two decades of Impact

20 years ago, Matthieu Ricard decided to use his share of the proceeds from his best-selling book The Monk and the Philosopher to undertake humanitarian projects in the Himalayan region. Inspired ...

December 4 2019

20 Years of Altruism in Action

“At Karuna-Shechen, we believe that compassion not only helps us to benefit others, but it is also the most satisfying way to live.” ~Matthieu Ricard . Since Karuna-Shechen began in 2000, we ...

November 28 2019

Join Karuna-Shechen for Giving Tuesday

For #GivingTuesday, Matthieu Ricard and Karuna-Shechen invites you to cultivate altruism and give back, so to create change across the globe. As we head into our 20th year, Karuna-Shechen is pos...

November 15 2019

Our Environment, Our Future

Together, let's build a greener world! Help those in need improve well-being and reduce the impact of climate change. Environmental initiatives in the Himalayan region and around the world are more...

October 3 2019

Thanking India for sharing its culture

Western countries haves been inspired by India's diverse spiritualities and ancestral traditions for centuries. Today, many people benefit from this heritage, which contributes to the well-being and p...

October 2 2019

A healthy and happy society, our common goal

Promoting and protecting health is essential to human well-being, as well as to sustainable economic and social development. Still too many people in the world suffer from disease, hunger, poor hygien...

October 1 2019

What we share with yoga: altruism and harmony

The Yoga for Karuna initiative arose from the shared commitment of several yoga teachers and Karuna-Shechen’s desire to make the world a better place. Return to the source: clarity of the mind Ou...