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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.


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


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!    


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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...

20 years of altruism in action

November 26 2020

20 years of altruism in action. 270,000 people helped each year. Ten of thousands of supporters.  Karuna is a family of people united and committed for 20 years to build a more altruistic world...

Altruism in Action in Bhutan

November 20 2020

“One of the essential components of happiness can be summed up in three words: altruism, love and compassion. How can we find happiness for ourselves when those around us are constantly suffering? M...

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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...