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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.

Women, LEADERS of change!

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, discover the actions of Karuna in favor of change.

20 YEARS OF ALTRUISM IN ACTION

Karuna is a family of people united and committed for 20 years to build a more altruistic world.

ACTION FOR KARUNA

Karuna-Shechen launches Action for Karuna. From November 2 to 8, 2020, put your talents to work for solidarity or discover a new discipline.

Our Environment Our Future

Help Karuan-Shechen improve well-being, raise awareness and reduce the impact of climate change.  Together, lets build a greener world!    

   

Latest News

Holi – the festival of colours has a dark side

March 26 2021

Among the numerous Hindu festivals, Holi stands out as the most vibrant. The festival of colours, as Holi is fondly called, is celebrated on March 28th this year. Though Holi in its truest form is all...

News from the project supported by Action for Karuna!

March 12 2021

In November 2020, Karuna launched a major call to action as part of our solidarity movement: Action For Karuna. More than 70 people got involved by organizing virtual or face-to-face events, and thank...

Women, LEADERS of change!

March 2 2021

“"Women are leaders at heart!  They care, they nourish, they help. They give meaning and direction to life. We must support and integrate them whenever we can.” ~ Shalav Rana, director of operati...

Towards altruistic practices at work ?

February 16 2021

In 2016, members of Karuna-Shechen followed a seminar with Frédéric Laloux, author of Reinventing Organizations. Specialized in processes of People's Change, Frédéric accompanied the members of Ka...

The Covid Emergency Program continues!

February 9 2021

In May 2020, Karuna launched a large-scale mobilization to support those suffering from the Covid crisis in India and Nepal. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors, we have been able to de...

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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...