Annual Animal Blessing

Sunday 28 October

Lillydale Lake

 

 

Join us for H.E. Zimo’g Rinpoche’s 10th Animal Blessing Ceremony at Lillydale Lake, Lilydale for the wellbeing of all animals past, present and future. Inspired by World Animal Day, this is a great opportunity to assist our animal friends on the path to liberation as well as being an enjoyable day for all of the family.

The ceremony includes recitation of Sutra, Mantras and offering prayers for the health, longevity and release from suffering of our beloved animal beings. The animals are given blessing cords as well as blessed water and food. Following the ceremony we will enjoy a vegetarian picnic lunch.
 
All are welcome to participate by bringing their pet, or that of a relative/friend. Children may even bring their stuffed toys for blessing!  If you intend to bring any large animals, please let us know. The names and photographs of any animals that need prayers can be brought for the blessing if they are not able to come or are no longer with us.

 Date: Sunday 28 October 2018

Times: Registration 10.30 am, Blessing Ceremony 11.00 am, Lunch: 12.30 pm

Location: Lillydale Lake, Lilydale. Entry via 435 Swansea Road. Head to the Community Room/Hall and follow the path towards the lake. Look for Tibetan prayer flags on your right.

Bring: Your animal friend, vegetarian food and drinks to share for lunch if you are able, chairs or a picnic blanket.

By Donation: This year proceeds will go to Animal Aid, a not-for-profit agency that provides foster care and adoption services. Animal Aid volunteers will attend the blessing with some dogs for adoption.

For more information contact co-ordinator Prue Lamont on 0425 841 913.

Please feel free to let others know about this special event – all people and their pets are welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there!