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From May 8 to 14, Karuna-Shechen is pleased to launch the 6th edition of its solidarity initiative movement, Action for Karuna! This year, this event is organized in favor of our food security projects that support nearly 70,000 people in India and Nepal.

Action for Karuna unites all those who want to make a concrete commitment and participate in spreading altruism: you too can put your altruism into action today! Several ways are possible: you can launch your own solidarity initiative and create a fund or support the commitment of a project that resonates with you by making a donation or by sharing it with your friends and on your social networks.

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Caring for the caregivers: Burnout, gratitude and compassion

By Matthieu Ricard on April 12, 2023

Medical staff and social workers often find themselves in highly stressful and emotionally burdensome situations working long hours while dealing with difficult cases. So that they feel appreciated and supported, a show of gratitude - in thought, word and deed - is needed in order to nourish their motivation and give them courage while st...

“Why aren’t there any women in your group?”

By Matthieu Ricard on March 06, 2023

Excerpt from Matthieu Ricard's book, Altruism. Despite progress still to be made, Western countries are evolving more toward respect and increased acknowledgment of the role of women in society. With a few rare exceptions, war is planned, decided upon, and perpetrated by men, and 99.9% of soldiers who take part in combat are also men (even i...

Experience the true meaning of sharing

By Matthieu Ricard on November 24, 2022

The holiday season is a time to celebrate the bonds that unite us with our loved ones and to demonstrate kindness.  These moment of sharing are essential and allow us to develop an altruistic state of mind, but they can often be conditioned by institutionalized over-consumption which diminishes the experience of true relationships, deple...

This week

Thought of the week

Since I have grown in patience
Thanks to them,
To them its first fruits I should give,
For of my patience they have been the cause.

SHANTIDEVA (685-763)
Bodhicaryavatara: The Way of the Bodhisattva, op. cit. Chap. 5, verses 12-13, and Chap. 6, verses 1-3, 10, 22, 41, 107-8.

Right now in Karuna-Shechen

Despite the crisis, benevolent education continues!

Published on July 27, 2021

For more than twenty years now, the notion of altruism, defined as selfless concern for the good of others, unites and inspires Karuna-Shechen’s benefactors, beneficiaries, volunteers and teams. It ...

The sacred bonds of Hinduism

Published on July 26, 2021

Hinduism has many festivals and rituals. They celebrate the major stages of life as well as the deities and are an opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Among these celebrations, one, particularl...