November 26 2020

20 years of altruism in action

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. You too, be by our side to support the 270,000 people we help every year!

Thank you for your support !

Over the past 20 years, tens of thousands of people have joined this chain of solidarity: volunteers, patrons, employees, donors, partners. You too are part of the Karuna family!

Let’s continue together to advocate and act for a more altruistic world! Your donations help support 270,000 people each year in India, Nepal and Tibet, and soon also in France.

Join the Karuna Family !

, beneficiary of the school program, Nepal: “For a hard-working girl like me, the help offered by Karuna really makes a difference. I will be able to realize my dreams more easily!”


, doctor at the clinic in Shechen, India: “In 20 years, each member of Karuna has helped in his or her own way and with all the creativity he or she possesses. Congratulations to all!”


, volunteer and patron since 2000, Switzerland: “When I think of all the wonderful projects we have been able to accomplish together, I feel a lot of gratitude. Long live Karuna!”



Pascal, regular donor since 2014, France: “Altruism is starting to be emulated and that’s good, it’s a new way and a powerful antidote to the period we are going through now.”

Join the alliance!
Together, let’s walk towards
a more altruistic world.

A donation of 100€ costs you only 34€!
Resident in France, your donation in EURO is deductible from your income tax up to 66% of its amount. Your donation is also eligible for a tax deduction in Switzerland, the USA or Hong Kong, depending on the currency of payment. For more information

Matthieu explains us …

Twenty years ago, Matthieu Ricard, Rabjam Rinpoche and a few relatives launched the “Karuna” adventure. Inspired by their spiritual masters Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and the Dalai Lama, and living among the Himalayan populations, these friends decided to tackle the inequalities and alleviate the suffering they observed in this region.

The altruistic spirit is the founding element of Karuna-Shechen, at the heart of our vision. This cardinal value, which connects us, is cultivated and put into action every day!