Welcome Back to School! – Matthieu Ricard

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 thousands of children in Nepal, India, and Tibet!

Dear Friends of Karuna-Shechen,

At the beginning of the school year, we wish an excellent year of study to the teachers and all the children.

Thanks to your help, Karuna-Shechen can help thousands of children in Tibet, Nepal, and India to get a better education.

We are immensely grateful for your support! Please continue to help us give others the best gift that we can make: the gift of education.

Thank you so much,

Matthieu Ricard
Founder of Karuna-Shechen

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The Inspirational Karuna Girl

By Matthieu Ricard on September 11, 2018

In 2005 we visited a remote area of Eastern Tibet to check on the progress of our Karuna-Shechen projects there and look for new ways in which to help. While visiting one of our small clinics, I happened to enter a dark kitchen with my camera. In a dark corner near the hearth, was a little girl whose smile and direct gaze, completely devoi...

Daring to Forgive

By Matthieu Ricard on August 14, 2018

Matthieu, Psychiatrist Christophe André, and Philosopher Alexandre Jollien share their thoughts on the mechanisms for Forgiveness. Excerpted from their new book In Search of Wisdom: A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most CHRISTOPHE A Question of Training • Training exercise: Every “I shouldn’t have” is with...

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Thought of the week

So if you waste your life now on endless minor tasks, you can be sure that at the time of death you will weep with regret and be stricken with intense anxiety, like a thief who has just been thrown into jail and anxiously anticipates his punishment.
A person might find himself with nothing to eat, no clothes to wear, and no house to live in; but if his mind is filled with faith in his teacher and the Three Jewels, that person will both live and die with his heart always joyful and confident.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones, Shambhala 1992.

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Yoga for Karuna: Join the Movement!

Published on 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

Published on 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...