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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.

Our Environment, Our Future

Help Karuna-Shechen improve well-being, raise awareness and reduce the impact of climate change. Together, let’s build a greener world!

Education as a Tool for Good

Karuna-Shechen helps provide people in India and Nepal with quality education to increase cooperation, compassion, and their potential.

#IAmChange: Women at the Heart of our Actions

Karuna-Shechen's programs help and empower women to become key players for change and a true source of inspiration.

Video: Matthieu Ricard’s Life Work

The Monk and the Philosopher was published a little over twenty years ago and provided the funding to start Karuna-Shechen! Matthieu Ricard shares the story.    


Latest News

Health and Happiness: The Benefits of Environmental Sustainability

November 15 2019

Karuna-Shechen’s projects are developed to serve the needs of villagers and communities in remote and under-served areas of Nepal, India, and Tibet. While we gauge success based on the number of peo...

Environmental Stewardship Today Invests in Tomorrow

November 15 2019

When Matthieu Ricard and Rabjam Rinpoche co-founded Karuna-Shechen in 2000 to improve the living conditions of the Himalayan people, environmental stewardship and sustainability was part of the soluti...

Our Environment, Our Future

November 15 2019

Together, let's build a greener world! Help those in need improve well-being and reduce the impact of climate change. Environmental initiatives in the Himalayan region and around the world are more...

Thanking India for sharing its culture

October 3 2019

Western countries haves been inspired by India's diverse spiritualities and ancestral traditions for centuries. Today, many people benefit from this heritage, which contributes to the well-being and p...

A healthy and happy society, our common goal

October 2 2019

Promoting and protecting health is essential to human well-being, as well as to sustainable economic and social development. Still too many people in the world suffer from disease, hunger, poor hygien...

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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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