April 12 2021
Vocational training is central to our goal of empowering the poor in India. Started in 2014 with a few workshops, the initiative has quickly grown into a full-fledged program that is operating success...
Twenty years ago, Matthieu Ricard set out to build a better world for the people of the Himalayan region through the founding of Karuna-Shechen. Working in remote and underserved villages, made possible through a web of interdependence More
20 years ago, Matthieu Ricard decided to use his share of the proceeds from his best-selling book The Monk and the Philosopher to undertake humanitarian projects in the Himalayan region. Inspired by Rabjam Rinpoche, the Abbot of More
“At Karuna-Shechen, we believe that compassion not only helps us to benefit others, but it is also the most satisfying way to live.” ~Matthieu Ricard . Since Karuna-Shechen began in 2000, we have helped millions of children and More
For #GivingTuesday, Matthieu Ricard and Karuna-Shechen invites you to cultivate altruism and give back, so to create change across the globe. As we head into our 20th year, Karuna-Shechen is positioned to make a world of difference More
Karuna-Shechen’s projects are developed to serve the needs of villagers and communities in remote and under-served areas of Nepal, India, and Tibet. While we gauge success based on the number of people served and the ways in More
When Matthieu Ricard and Rabjam Rinpoche co-founded Karuna-Shechen in 2000 to improve the living conditions of the Himalayan people, environmental stewardship and sustainability was part of the solution to address the inequalities and suffering they observed in More
Together, let’s build a greener world! Help those in need improve well-being and reduce the impact of climate change. Environmental initiatives in the Himalayan region and around the world are more urgent than ever. Karuna-Shechen’s position as More
At Karuna-Shechen, we know that education can have far and deep reaching benefits. An engaging teacher, opportunities to learn, and a positive learning environment can create a spark that changes a life, a community, and an entire More
Laxmi is a bright teenager and a shining example of why Karuna-Shechen focuses on improving education in the Himalayas. Sitting at a wobbly desk in a makeshift building that wasn’t secure enough to keep out the wind More
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...
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...