July 6 2021
While the Ruby Valley is a region of scenic beauty, it owes much of its charm to the cohabitation of humans with other species and their environment. The valley is populated by more animals than peopl...
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!
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.
Anjana, 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!”
Shagufta, 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!”
Delphine, 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.”
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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!
June 29 2021
Dominated by the Himalayan reliefs, the Ruby valley offers landscapes of a rare beauty. Named after the precious stone, as deposits are said to be found there, it is a mountainous region in central Ne...
May 31 2021
For many years, Karuna-Shechen has been developing the programme Small money, big change in Northern India - Bihar and Jharkhand. Its aim is to improve the daily lives of people by offering them indiv...
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...