At age 15, Ven. Metteyya began building Metta Schools along with dedicated friends, calling it ‘A Seed of Compassion.’ The 2 schools provide education to approximately 1000 students and encourage many young volunteers to spread the gift of education to the children of Lumbini.
Peacegrove Nunnery or Shantikunja Vihara as it is known locally is the heart and soul of all the "Metta Family” projects. It grew out of a need to continue to educate the first female graduates from Metta Schools. Today it serves as a community hub for all our projects, many local families as well as tire traveler spend their time here, great festivals and feasts for the community are held here.
CEBA obtained land in the World Heritage Site of Buddha's Birthplace in Lumbini, Nepal to build a Peace Education Centre with Visitor Information Centre, Library and Meditation Centre. We have completed about 25% of the project, have 41 novice monks living and training there, have completed residences, landscaping and soon will begin construction on the permanent temple. We would like to thank our generous donors from Thailand and China for their support.
Karuna Girls College is next door to the Peacegrove Nunnery and opened its doors in the summer of 2013. Phase 2 commenced in fall 2014 with an expansion of a 2nd storey. Anatta Children’s Library is also located at this site. More information can be found at our partner organization’s site for this project Medical Mercy Canada website.
CANADIAN ENGAGED BUDDHISM ASSOCIATION