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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.

3 Days of Altruism!

Karuna-Shechen invites yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts to join Yoga For Karuna: A collective and united movement to support our projects in India.

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.  

#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

Construction in Jharkhand: Making Progress!

August 5 2018

Throughout the year, we are sharing updates as we build a health clinic and training center in the Indian state of Jharkhand. We invite you to follow along as the project unfolds and comes to life. ...

Yoga For Karuna: An Invitation to Yoga Instructors and Yoga Enthusiasts!

July 30 2018

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a bunch of supportive, generous people united together, across the planet, to provide warm and loving intentions for the same cause? Is this the kind of...

Soft Toys Bring Smiles to Village Children

July 25 2018

Karuna-Shechen is bringing joy to the children we serve living in remote villages. We are doing this in a very unique and creative way! Thanks to your support, our soft toy program employs village wom...

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 ...

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...

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Discover our 2017 Annual Report!

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...

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