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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.

2017 Annual Report

Join us as we review what we accomplished together in 2017 & learn how your generous support helped improve the lives of 250,000 people in 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.

Yoga for Altruism

Karuna-Shechen offers yoga classes to more than 900 children in 19 remote Indian villages. Learn more and follow along as we create a new international yoga festival, to be shared globally by all of us!


Latest News

Kitchen Gardens are Growing in India

July 18 2018

Because of your support, our project “Plant Kitchen Gardens for Families in Need in India” is growing strong! To date, we have received close to 800 donations from people around the world to grow ...

Discover our 2017 Annual Report!

July 16 2018

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...

Bearers of Light: Karuna-Shechen’s solar technicians!

July 3 2018

The 12 women from Nepal who successfully completed Karuna-Shechen’s Solar Electrification Training this spring have already installed more than 100 solar electricity sets! Earlier this year, wome...

#BuildTogether for Father’s Day

June 6 2018

Brick by brick, we're building a much needed vocational training center as part of a larger health clinic in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Please join us! In Jharkhand — often called “the land ...

Yoga for Altruism

June 1 2018

In support of Karuna-Shechen and our humanitarian projects in India, Nepal, and Tibet, a group of dedicated people came together in France for the Om Shanti Festival -- a four-day event that featured ...

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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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