Animal Liberation

3 May 2010 - 12:11pm Comments Off

Kechara’s monthly animal liberation event is a collaboration between Kechara Animal Sanctuary and Kechara Care. Originally initiated by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche to teach his students to generate compassion towards all living beings, the monthly animal liberation event has evolved into a wonderful day out for parents and children who are able to participate in this meaningful activity of saving lives from the dinner plates of many households and restaurants all over Kuala Lumpur.

During each event, the Medicine Buddha mantra (TAYATHA OM BEKANZE BEKANZE MAHA BEKANZE BEKANZE RANDZA SAMUGATHE SOHA) and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s name mantra (OM AH GURU KIRTI DAZA SHASEN-DARA KYANDI SIDDHI HUNG HUNG) are recited and blown over the animals to bless them before their release. Each session ends with a recitation of Shantideva’s prayers, dedicated towards a good rebirth in their future lives.

Did you know? At the very first animal liberation activity led by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, a rainbow was seen above the park, an auspicious sign that the local land deities were pleased a mind of compassion was in the area.

Rinpoche has previously explained that reciting mantras plants the seeds of Dharma in the animals’ mindstreams and will increase the likelihood that they take a higher rebirth, where they are more likely to come across the Dharma. This can be done for any animal, including our pets. The act of liberating animals also helps us to develop the nature of not harming others, creating the awareness of not eating animals for the sake of attachment to meat, and thus promoting a vegetarian lifestyle.

The merits created by these auspicious activities are dedicated to the manifestation of the Kechara Animal Sanctuary and to the long life of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. May events like this create the causes for our animal sanctuary to manifest soon, so that all abused and neglected animals have a loving, warm and safe home.

For more information about animal liberation, please contact Kechara Front Desk at 03-7803 3908.

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