How to Dedicate for World Animal Day
I dedicate the merits accumulated from participating in activities on World Animal Day [you can change this to suit your acitivity] to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, Buddha of Compassion in human form, sole refuge and source of happiness of all living beings, and to the most precious, kind Guru, Kyabje Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. May they both have a long life and may all their holy wishes be instantly fulfilled. Due to all the past, present, and future merits of myself, all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and all sentient beings, may we quickly receive the funding needed and may all the obstacles for finding the perfect land for the Animal Liberation Sanctuary in Nepal be instantly removed. May this become a peaceful haven for animals to meet the Dharma and achieve a higher rebirth, and may the MAITRI Animal Care Program in India receive all the support it needs and flourish.
Due to all the past, present, and future merits of myself, all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and all sentient beings, and by participating in World Animal Day [you can change this to suit your acitivity], may it cause all sentient beings to generate compassion, loving kindness and bodhicitta in their hearts as quickly as possible. May they all see the tremendous suffering experienced by animals, often at the hands of humans, and may they always consciously strive to end this suffering and that of all sentient beings. May everyone have perfect conditions and have only compassion and love for each other in their mindstreams, and may they only benefit and never harm each other. May my participation in this World Animal Day cause all wars, famine, sickness, and natural disasters to stop immediately and to never be experienced again.
Due to all the past, present, and future merits of myself, all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and all sentient beings, may all those who participated in World Animal Day, all my family and friends, all the animals, and all sentient beings, have long, happy and healthy lives, may they only find peace and happiness wherever they go, and may they never be reborn in the lower realms, and quickly actualise the whole path and achieve Enlightenment.
Due to all the past, present, and future merits of myself, all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and all sentient beings, may all the projects in Tibet succeed as quickly as possible and may they be most beneficial for all sentient beings; may they be most effective in achieving total religious freedom in Tibet and for Tibetans to get their country back.
Due to the merits accumulated over the three times by myself and all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas, which are empty from their own side, may I, who is empty from its own side, achieve the state of Enlightenment, which is empty from its own side, and lead all sentient beings, who are empty from their own side, to that state as quickly as possible by myself alone.
You can also, of course, add your own specific dedications. For example, pets of your students at your centre who were unable to attend the event you organized due to sickness or fear etc If time permits, it is also recommended to do the “Special FPMT Dedication Prayers” that can be found in the various FPMT Prayer books. It is also beneficial to recite the “King of Prayers” if you have it.
To increase by 100,000 times the merit created, you can recite these special mantras at the end of your session after the dedications:
CHOM DÄN DÄ DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PÄ SANG GYÄ NANG PA NANG DZE Ö KYI GYÄL PO LA CHAG TSÄL LO (1x)
JANG CHUB SEM PA SEM PA CHEN PO KUN TU ZANG PO LA CHAG TSÄL LO (1x)
TADYAHA OM PENCHA GRIYA AVA BODHANI SVAHAOM DHURU DHURU JAYA MUKHE SVAHA (7x)
To actualise all our prayers as well as to multiply the benefits by 100.000:
CHOM DEN DE DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PÄ SANG GYÄ MEN GYI LHA BERDURYA Ö KYI GYÄL PO LA CHAG TSÄL LO (1x or 3x)
CHOM DÄN DÄ DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PÄ SANG GYÄ NGO WA DANG MÖN LAM THAM CHÄ RAB TU DRUB PÄ GYÄL PO LA CHAG TSÄL LO (1x or 3x)
Due to the power of the blessings of the eminent Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, the power of infallible dependent arising, and the power of my pure species attitude, may all my pure prayers succeed immediately.