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Karuna-Shechen, founded by Matthieu Ricard in 2000, provides health care, education, and social services for the under-served people of India, Nepal, and Tibet.

[2021] With you on the ground!

A look back at a year full of hope, novelties, encounters and cooperation. Let's continue to act together!

[climate crisis] adaptation & colaboration

Karuna proposes inovative solutions to adapt to climate changes and take action colaboratively.

Resilience : our first program in France

Karuna supports the French social workers with mindfulness tools that will help them cope with the emotional load related to their work.

Ruby Valley : land of life

With landscapes of rare beauty, the Ruby Valley is an area where different communities live together in harmony with animals in a natural environment.    


Latest News

2021, with you on the ground!

November 22 2021

  "What a joy to witness all of Karuna's accomplishments, which would have been impossible without all of our donors! The pandemic is still affecting people living in India and Nepal, but they...

Building more resilient societies to cope climate change

November 4 2021

“We have a tendency to think: ‘we will see when it will happen.” We are even less prone to take account of the consequences of our lifestyles on future generations. We are often reluctant t...

Resilience – Karuna’s first program in France

October 19 2021

In January 2021, Karuna initiated its very first project in France in collaboration with the association Mindfulness Solidaire. Resilience is a program targeting caregivers, which aims to provide them...

Despite the crisis, benevolent education continues!

July 27 2021

For more than twenty years now, the notion of altruism, defined as selfless concern for the good of others, unites and inspires Karuna-Shechen’s benefactors, beneficiaries, volunteers and teams. It ...

The sacred bonds of Hinduism

July 26 2021

Hinduism has many festivals and rituals. They celebrate the major stages of life as well as the deities and are an opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Among these celebrations, one, particularl...

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Discover our 2017 Annual Report!

Meet the villagers, our team, and all those who make our work possible. Discover the values that guide and inspire us. And learn how your generous support improves the living conditions of 250,000 peo...