October 19 2021
In January 2021, Karuna initiated its very first project in France in collaboration with the association Mindfulness Solidaire. Resilience is a program targeting caregivers, which aims to provide them...
In the face of the global epidemic of COVID-19, we continue more than ever to promote altruism, to cultivate it and to put it into action.
We are convinced that this value – the founding stone of Karuna-Shechen – is a great solution to take up this big challenge and reconcile the imperatives of the economics, the pursuit of happiness and the respect for the environment.
Since the beginning of this crisis, we shared with you thoughts, articles, books and videos – to be found below – that we hope will inspire you as much as we do.
Thanks to your support, we can move towards a more altruistic world together. THANK YOU!
Since March 25th, our programs in India and Nepal have been shut down to comply with the containment measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our teams remain mobilized and in contact with the populations we help.
We continue to share prevention messages, maintain school activities and, above all, assess the needs of the populations to prepare for the future, including emergency actions to deal with an impending food crisis.
Learn about the daily lives of those we help in India and Nepal, and our actions during the COVID-19 crisis.
For more daily information on our solidarity actions and Matthieu Ricard activities, join us!
« Some people, when talking about the virus affecting mankind, speak of a ferocious beast. Othersspeak of a war to be waged against this virus. The truth is that it is like many things a natural phenomenon. Nature is not evil in itself, we cannot go to war against it even if we have had a kind of arrogance to think that we can extract ourselves from it as men. » ~ Matthieu Ricard, Video “The real evil beast is selfishness”
July 27 2021
For more than twenty years now, the notion of altruism, defined as selfless concern for the good of others, unites and inspires Karuna-Shechen’s benefactors, beneficiaries, volunteers and teams. It ...
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...
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...