December 13 2016


Gifts of Solidarity

Matthieu Ricard, our founder and president, donates all proceeds from his publications to Karuna-Shechen. By purchasing one of his books, the new Imagine Clarity app, or one of his photographs, you a...

November 18 2016

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Compassion for Animals, Too!

Karuna-Shechen’s compassion doesn’t end with people. Our new mobile veterinary clinic is bringing medicine, exams, and compassionate relief to animals in remote Indian villages. The program...

November 5 2016


Filling a Gap, Curing Tuberculosis in Nepal

Many of us think tuberculosis is a disease of the past, but it remains widespread – and life-threatening – for millions of people in Nepal. Instances are prevalent in remote villages, where the po...

October 28 2016

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Street Theater: From Silence to Spotlight

Karuna-Shechen uses a type of street theater — known locally in India and Nepal as Nukkad Natak — as a tool to raise awareness of sensitive issues within the communities we serve. Our sponsored dr...

September 26 2016

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Nepal – Rebuilding Together

The 2015 earthquakes harmed communities across Nepal. Karuna-Shechen is helping communities rebuild and learn new skills to move beyond devastation to a place of hope. Deeply rooted in the communitie...

September 7 2016


A Driving Force 

Karuna-Shechen’s first female e-rickshaw trainee offers a story of success—and enormous potential. In September 2014, Shobha Devi’s life changed forever. Shobha and her husband, a day laborer,...

September 1 2016


Small Changes Make a Big Difference

Community toilets makes life safer, cleaner, and healthier in rural India For those of us living in developed and urbanized areas, it’s easy to take many things for granted: running water, electr...

September 1 2016

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Download our Nepal 2016 Bi-Annual Report

Our Nepal  2016 Bi-Annual Report is now available online. Please read to learn how we are alleviating poverty and helping vulnerable communities to  build a better and more sustainable future fo...