#IAmChange - Women : Key Players of Change

Many social disparities exist in rural areas of India and Nepal. At Karuna-Shechen, we focus on empowering women and helping them to become key players for change and a true source of inspiration.

Together Let Us Be The Change #IAMCHANGE

To know more about our approach, the women we support and our actions :


The Bigger the Ego, the More Vulnerable We Are - Part 2

By Matthieu Ricard on March 11, 2019

Buddhism is a training of the mind. Can you explain what this means? It is about abolishing the origin of suffering. What is the point of teaching if it doesn't bring relief? A lot of suffering is "mind-made", created in the head, in our thoughts. In meditation, we learn to recognize the feelings that cause it such as anger, pride or jea...

It’s Time to Enter the “Age of the Woman”

By Matthieu Ricard on February 25, 2019

Until twelve thousand years ago, before humans had developed agriculture and animal husbandry, people lived in small hunter-gatherer societies that displayed equality, reciprocity, and cooperation between the sexes. A few thousand years later our world, and the place of women in society, had changed. One of the many challenges contemporary...

The Bigger the Ego, the More Vulnerable We Are

By Matthieu Ricard on February 12, 2019

Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche (1897-1975), one of the great Tibetan teachers of the twentieth century. Leaving aside a promising career in molecular biology, Matthieu Ricard chose instead to become a Buddhist monk and has never regretted it. French interpreter to the Dalai Lama, today he travels the world in an effort to bridge the gap between...

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Thought of the week

Through study and reflection, we understand the origin of suffering and how it unfolds and is perpetuated. Then we learn how to reverse this process and acquire the conviction that it is possible to be liberated from it. We also understand how important it is, if we want to break free, to have a correct view of the nature of things, that is to say, emptiness, the absence of independent existence.

Oral Teachings given in Toronto in 2004

Right now in Karuna-Shechen

Towards a More Equal World: Our Programs for and with Women

Published on February 28, 2019

Women play a key role in reducing poverty and inequality, and creating a more altruistic world. Karuna-Shechen gives Indian and Nepalese women the opportunity to embody that change: for themselves, th...

Women: key players in development

Published on February 26, 2019

Many social disparities exist in our society, particularly between men and women, in areas of education, health services, professional opportunities, and justice. In fact, out of 796 million illite...