News

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: 8,500 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...

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...