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World Animal Day

October 4


How will you celebrate World Animal Day this year?

World Animal Day is on the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, who is Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment, and it is celebrated all over the world on October 4th.

Buddhists strive to extend their compassion to all living beings, both human and animal. Like us, animals have the capacity to feel pain, fear, love and kindness. Many Buddhist centres are holding special pet blessing events at this time. Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche encourages people to do this. He says:

"The purpose of this is to bring peace to the animals and to make their lives meaningful, so that sooner or later they can be fully awakened and achieve highest happiness." [2a]

Please let us know how you plan to celebrate so that we can share your news with others and all rejoice. Email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit our facebook page.

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The new Animal Liberation Sanctuary finally opened its doors on 2nd January 2014 to the 49 goats and 2 sheep that have been waiting patiently for construction to be completed. The land is only a short walk from Kopan Monastery but there is no permanent road access, a situation that has added to the complexities of building the new facilities. On the second and third of January the big move came.

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Liberating for Rinpoche's Long Life

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Liberating Animals

Practices for Rinpoche’s Health and Long Life

As many of you know, Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma) has provided advice for practices that FPMT centers, projects, services and students can do to help remove obstacles to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health and long life. One of the practices that Khadro-la specifically mentioned was to liberate many animals.

Find out how you can make this practice most effective.

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Rinpoche Asks Students to Go Veg!

Kyabje Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of the FPMT, has called on his students to become vegetarian.

"When I was in hospital I saw a program about animals that were sold to be killed in Indonesia and other countries (live export), I don’t know how long this has been going on, must be already for a long time".

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