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With the goal of helping under-served communities in India, Nepal, and Tibet receive the vital services they need, Karuna-Shechen was founded in 2000 by Matthieu Ricard (www.matthieuricard.org), renown TED speaker, author, and humanitarian. We strive to reduce inequalities and work toward a fairer and more compassionate world. We trust that communities can be lifted out of poverty, that change is possible, and that the well-being of every individual, regardless of race, gender, class, or caste, is essential. We believe that building on local strengths and knowledge is the most efficient way to respond to the specific needs and aspirations of our beneficiaries. Rooted in the ideal of "... read more

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109 Mowbray Drive
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
United States
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109 Mowbray Drive
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
United States

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Jan 9, 2020
Thank you for your support
In honor of mothers around the world, Karuna-Shechen launched a special campaign in 2018 to empower 700 women in the remote, underserved state of Jharkhand, India.  Our goal was to raise $7000 by...
Apr 16, 2019
Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children in India
Studies show that yoga and mindfulness reduce anxiety, increase attention, and improve cognitive performance in children. For students in remote, underserved villages in India, yoga is a simple &...
Aug 16, 2018
Mothers and Families Are Learning and Growing Healthy Food!
To date, the field team in Northern India has been able to: Distribute non-GMO seeds and plants to grow nutritious, organic fruits and vegetable gardens to over 700 mothers and families. Install...
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