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Karuna-Shechen, founded by Matthieu Ricard in 2000, provides health care, education, and social services for the under-served people of India, Nepal, and Tibet.

Towards Sustainable Harmony

Within a context of altruism and cooperation, our programs advance communities’ health and well-being, develop opportunities, and create long-term sustainable solutions.

#BuildTogether 2018

We're building a clinic and training center in the Indian state of Jharkhand! Follow along and support this altruistic project.


Our services to disadvantaged communities include access to quality education, health care, clean water, solar electricity and other sustainable solutions that improve their standard of living.


Buddhist monk, author, translator, and photographer, Matthieu Ricard founded Karuna-Shechen to address the inequalities and suffering he observed in India, Nepal and Tibet.  


Latest News

Clean Water for Schools, Farmers, and Villagers

March 20 2018

More than 1.8 billion people on Earth get their drinking water from contaminated sources, exposing them to cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. Worldwide, a staggering 60% of childhood diseases are ...

Our Approach to Education: A Sustainable Model

March 15 2018

In Nepal, the quality of education in many public schools, also known as government or community schools, is quite poor. There are a multitude of reasons for this, some of which are the consequence of...

Helping Women Transform Their Lives

March 1 2018

Karuna-Shechen invests in women by offering programs designed to promote opportunity and equality. With access to vocational and entrepreneurial training, women in India and Nepal implement innovative...

Building a Better World with Women

February 26 2018

To promote a more just and altruistic world, we must help women to actualize their potential. Providing village women with access to education, training, and economic opportunities is at the heart of ...

Sulochana Shrestha: Our Food Security Partner

February 21 2018

Karuna-Shechen funds programs to provide sustainable sources of food in India and Nepal. Initiatives to reintroduce the cultivation of traditional vegetables such as onions, green beans, and eggplants...

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Why Donate Monthly to Karuna-Shechen?

A SUSTAINABLE AND LASTING IMPACT Your recurring monthly donations make a sustainable and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people in India, Nepal, and Tibet, and provide us wit...

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