Sunday 27 October 2019
This year’s Animal Blessing Ceremony will be held at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster. Inspired by World Animal Day, it 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 to reawaken the seed of a Buddha in 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 27 October 2019
Times: Registration 10.30 am, Blessing Ceremony 11.00 am, Lunch: 12.30 pm
Location: Picnic Shelter, Ruffey Lake Park, Church Road Doncaster, 3108 (Melways Ref. 33H9). Enter Church Road from King Street (not George Street) and proceed to the car park at the end of the road. Look for the prayer flags!
What to Bring: Your animal friend or photo, vegetarian food and drinks to share for lunch if you are able, chairs or a picnic blanket.
By Donation: 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. If you wish, animal food may be donated to the agency.
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!