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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.

Improving Education in the Himalayas

Each year, your generous donations to Karuna-Shechen improve the learning conditions for thousands of children in Nepal, India, and Tibet. Thank you!

Explore our 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.


Latest News

India: 120 village preschool workers trained!

October 1 2018

On September 8 and 10, more than 120 childcare workers and government supervisors took part in the training held in BodhGaya by the Karuna-Shechen staff on the subject of the role of play in the life ...

Yoga for Karuna: Join the Movement!

September 17 2018

Together, we’re building an altruistic movement! Please join us to support children and women in need in some of the most remote and underserved villages of northern India, the birthplace of yoga. ...

Yoga for Karuna: Reaching Children in Remote Villages

September 10 2018

Karuna-Shechen is creating many avenues for mindfulness and developmental growth for school children. One example is our intergenerational children’s yoga program that serves over 1,000 primary stud...

Yoga For Karuna: How it Began

September 2 2018

Yoga for Karuna is a collaborative effort, born from the goodwill of a few yoga enthusiasts and expanded to spread a message of kindness and solidarity to build a better world! Ulrika Dezé is a yo...

Welcome Back to School! – Matthieu Ricard

August 24 2018

Matthieu Ricard shares his best wishes for all the children and adult students returning to school this fall. Each year, your generous donations to Karuna-Shechen improve the learning conditions for t...

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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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