Sanskrit: Karuṇā (करुणा)
= the compassionate desire to remove suffering.
Karuna's mission is to make the world a happier place by unleashing compassion.
With the use of evidence-based sciences, ancient wisdom and our model of compassionate service, we intend to break the vicious cycle of abuse and poverty.
We are a social enterprise committed to dedicating 100% of net profits to:
EMPOWER youth & women
SUPPORT early childhood education
FUND well-being research
Our philosophy and offerings at Karuna, are built upon evidence-based scientific research and practices that exist at the crossroads of Western Psychology and Ancient Wisdom.
We put science into direct, measurable action through the Karuna Journeys and our ACCESS 360 Approach, thereby catalyzing radical transformation on the individual, community and global level.
Impact is the beating heart of Karuna. Our social impact will spread across the world as we direct 100% of all net profits from the Karuna Journeys to help break the vicious cycle of poverty and abuse among the at-risk children, youth and women.
“One of the secrets of inner peace is the practice of compassion.”
― His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
Karuna is not a new concept nor is it a creation of any one person’s mind stream. As Buddha pronounced over 2600 years ago, Karuna is pure consciousness present in every human being and its birth is indistinguishable from its primary existence. Similarly, Karuna, as imagined in this social enterprise, has no firm beginnings. Its seed was sown many years ago. Perhaps many lifetimes ago. Karuna first came into this incarnation during a deep meditation in January 2016 and has grown to become a social enterprise idea with the goal of helping to create a sustainable life-path for children, youth and women who have suffered unspeakable abuse, trauma and abandonment.
This is how it all began…
WHAT WE VALUE
COMPASSION for all and for the self
HUMILITY in failure and in success
GRATITUDE for all the blessings
TRANSPARENCY in everything we do
RESILIENCE to stay anchored in our values
MEET THE KARUNA TEAM
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." – Ryunosuke Satoro