Liberation of the Animals

Silly B cried after receiving the Vajra-Bodhi Pill. IMG_0461SillyBTeaa

Silly B cried after receiving the Vajra-Bodhi Pill.

In Hong Kong pet owners brought their pets to take refuge in the Three Treasures and receive blessings. The happy owners, their friends, and some of the animals are shown above. Twenty dogs, eight cats, two birds, and four turtles received the refuge vows and came forward with their owners and handlers to receive a sprinkling and a Vajra-Bodhi Pill to help develop their affinity for the Dharma and be able to continue to listen to the Dharma in their next life. Several had been listening to the Dharma discourses with their masters before they took refuge. All were very well behaved. One cat even cried after taking the Vajra-Bodhi Pill. This was all part of Zhaxi Zhuoma’s visit to Asia, specifically to meet with her students there and to conduct two one-day meditation retreats at the Good Fortune & Wisdom Charity Fund Ltd. The rinpoche also conducted a seven-day retreat at the Salathum Retreat Center north of Bangkok, Thailand from December 2-9. Click for more photos.

Owner is sprinkled with her cat. IMG_0491BLessingKitty

Owner is sprinkled with her cat.

Minature collie greets the rinpoche. IMG_0541

Minature collie greets the rinpoche.

Bird waiting for blessing. IMG_1442

Bird waiting for blessing.

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Bird & Owner

Dog receives blessing. IMG_0471

Dog receives blessing.

Young owner waits with his dog. IMG_1418

Young owner waits with his dog.

Some families brought many animals to be blessed. IMG_0463

Some families brought many animals to be blessed.

Turtle receives blessing. IMG_1480

Turtle receives blessing.

Tiny dog waits for the ceremony to begin. IMG_1404

Tiny dog waits for the ceremony.

This tiny finch joined the chanting. IMG_1472

This tiny finch joined the chanting.

A very large kitty waits. IMG_0520OrangeKitty

A very large kitty waits.

 

One happy puppy. IMG_1397

One happy puppy.

A very old and large turtle. IMG_0517BigTurtlw

A very old and large turtle.

A pair of black & white Scotties. IMG_0507B&Wdogs

A pair of black & white Scotties. These most fortunate canines have already been listening to Dharma discourses.

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  1. ปั๊มไลค์  April 19, 2016

    Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea
    shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
    LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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    • Zhaxi Zhuoma  April 20, 2016

      I am posting your comment even though it is off topic. I thank you for sharing it. I hope your daughter has recovered and changes her mind about enjoying the ocean.

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