“As a mother would risk her life to protect her only child, Even so should one cultivate a limitless heart towards all beings”    - The Buddha


Metta is an ancient Pali word (the language of the Buddha) meaning loving kindness, friendliness, goodwill towards all beings. 

Metta is the guiding principle for all the Metta Family projects including Alegría.


As Alegría becomes self-sufficient and sustainable, its revenues will begin to fund our humanitarian projects in Nepal. The Lumbini Social Service Foundation (LSSF) pioneers schools in rural areas where children would otherwise have no hope of obtaining an education. To break the perpetual cycles of poverty, malnutrition, and discrimination, it also focuses on girls’ and women’s education and empowerment through its girls’ school and women’s liberation center, Karuna Girls School. LSSF also manages a crane sanctuary and environmental conservation project. Finally, LSSF will soon pioneer a comprehensive rural health system to serve 1.6+ million Nepalese with little or no access to medical services, including a hospital and a nursing school. Alegría and all who visit will be supporters and members of this greater Metta family and its compassionate work in the birthplace of the Buddha.