Founded by Matthieu Ricard in 2000, Karuna-Shechen acts and advocates for a more altruistic world
May 25th and 26th
Altruistic Encounters
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Local to global altruism
Altruism to shape a better world
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At the heart of the field
Samjana Gurung, committed to change
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altruism in action
At Karuna-Shechen, we believe that altruistic love and compassion are the best ways to ensure the good of others, but also to live a meaningful life.

Our impact

494 130 beneficiaries
251 200 direct beneficiaries
2.9M€ budget
for programs
91 projects of
development
Saving lives
and preserving the health
of the most vulnerable
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Strengthening access
to quality education for all
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Preserving life and promoting eco-responsability
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Empowerment
to be agents of change
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Fighting malnutrition while respecting the environment
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Supporting innovative programs by inspiring organisations
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