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February 29 2020

Women’s Education: Changing Lives

Over the past twenty years, Karuna-Shechen’s pursuit of equality for women has brought forth many efforts to remove barriers and open doors of opportunity. Through our projects in India and Nepal, w...

February 29 2020

A Lifetime of Education for Women and Girls

Educating women and girls is one of the most effective ways to transform lives, improve the well-being of communities, and invest in the future. It raises wages and breaks the cycle of poverty for wom...

February 29 2020

Educating Women and Girls for Change

  "To build a fairer and more altruistic world, we must empower women to realize their full potential." - Matthieu Ricard    Throughout our 20 years of service, Karuna-Shechen has bee...

February 16 2020

ACTING WITH ALTRUISM FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

  "If we evince more concern for others, we will all act with the view of remedying injustice, discrimination and poverty" - Matthieu Ricard, Altruism    Inequality and injustice...

December 5 2019

Together, let’s write our next chapter

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 poss...

December 5 2019

Two decades of Impact

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 ...