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Discover Karuna's 2020 annual report!

"Last year, @Karuna-Shechen supported over 400,000 vulnerable people in India and Nepal. In particular, we deployed a large-scale emergency program to address the consequences of the pandemic: food insecurity, job loss, migration, exclusion, extreme poverty. More than 7,000 families in Asia have benefited from our support through this program.
The Karuna-Shechen adventure, based on the vision of Compassion in Action, has allowed us to create, year after year, a chain of solidarity of which you are a full part. I am confident that with all of you, we can accomplish even more, together, towards a more altruistic world!" Matthieu Ricard, excerpt from 2020 annual report.

To discover last year's achievements in Karuna, the humanitarian association that Matthieu cofounded, go right here


Appreciating our common humanity

By Matthieu Ricard on July 02, 2021

It is important to become aware of the interdependence of all beings and the world around us. To help them strengthen the feeling of being connected to the world and to all beings, psychologist and therapist, Paul Gilbert, a specialist in self-compassion and compassion, offers his patients visualizations like this one: "I invite you to ima...

A more altruistic world through female leadership?

By Matthieu Ricard on March 03, 2021

A Hiroshima survivor declared a few years back that every country should be governed by a woman with young children. Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister who gave birth to her first child during her initial mandate and showed great altruism in her handling of the Auckland attacks and the Covid-19 pandemic, is a wonderful example of h...

An Altruistic Organization of Work ? From the mechanical model to the organic model.

By Matthieu Ricard on February 17, 2021

As the world is becoming more and more complex and uncertain, many people share the feeling that our system is unsuited to our aspirations, whether individual or collective. If the health context has accentuated this intuition of breathlessness in our structures and lifestyles, it has also revealed the importance of the human link and our in...

This week

Thought of the week

The fleeting pleasures of this world are like the canopies of clouds that appear one moment in the sky and are gone the next. People immerse themselves in these enjoyments, claiming that they are necessary for their livelihood and indispensable for their survival. And yet the life of humankind is no more than a flash of lightning

The Treasury of Precious Qualities

Right now in Karuna-Shechen

The Ruby Valley, land of life and interdependence

Published on July 06, 2021

While the Ruby Valley is a region of scenic beauty, it owes much of its charm to the cohabitation of humans with other species and their environment. The valley is populated by more animals than peopl...

Ruby Valley – a jewel at the heart of the Himalayas

Published on June 29, 2021

Dominated by the Himalayan reliefs, the Ruby valley offers landscapes of a rare beauty. Named after the precious stone, as deposits are said to be found there, it is a mountainous region in central Ne...