Lama Zopa Rinpoche has requested the Sangha at his house to do the practice of animal liberation every week dedicated to anyone who is sick or having life obstacles.
Each week the Sangha liberate up to 1,000 animals with the animal liberation practice, taking the animals around the stupa or holy objects atRinpoche’s house, reciting mantras and blessing them with mantra water before they are carefully liberated in a safe place.
Extensive prayers are made for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche and all our kind teachers, the Sangha and anyone who is sick and requesting prayers.
This is something amazing to rejoice in, and something you can make offerings toward, especially if you are sick or would like to offer on behalf of someone else who is sick. Any extra money remaining in the fund is offered toward larger animal liberations held in Singapore and Hong Kong.
How Can I Make a Donation?
To make a tax-deductible donation:
Or simply send your check in US dollars payable to FPMT Inc. and write “Animal Liberation Fund” on the memo line.
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The Animal Liberation Fund is a project of FPMT Inc. and is administered by FPMT International Office located in Portland, Oregon, United States. All donations made to this fund are tax-deductible within the United States in accordance with IRS Code article 501(c)(3) to the extent allowed by law.
In 2012 the Animal Liberation Fund liberated over 33,000 lives!
Sangha living at Lama Zopa Rinpoche's residence performed three animal liberation practices every month, with extensive prayers and dedication to all who are sick or need prayers.
Please rejoice as the Animal Liberation Fund has now liberated well over 2,183,100 animals of varying sizes!
Please read this touching short story about Lama Zopa Rinpoche carrying 400 of his "fathers and mothers" on his back, as seen in the photo on the left.
FPMT's Mandala magazine highlighted the Animal Liberation Fund as a featured project in the January-April 2012 print magazine. The article gives an overview of the project, recent news, resources for liberating animals, and a short article from Enlightenment for the Dear Animals about their recent liberation of yaks in Tibet.
December 2011: Geshe Jinpa from Kopan Monastery arranged for 120 yaks that were going to be killed to be purchased and taken to families who pledged to care for the yaks for the rest of their lives. The trip took over a week on foot and there will soon be a documentary released about the liberation. The fund offered US$7,715 to sponsor half of the 120 yaks, students from Singapore sponsored the other half. Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessed 120 giant pieces of cloth for the yaks to wear as blessing “strings.”
108 Yaks: A Journey of Love & Freedom, a 30-minute documentary, follows the project from its origins, from Geshe Jinpa receiving Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice to save the yaks, to the 19-day expedition driving the yaks across the Himalayan range of northeast Nepal to their remote sanctuary in the holy valley of Rolwaling.
November 2011: During Thanksgiving 25 turkeys were bought and liberated at Buddha Amitabha Pureland in Washington State.
October 2011: When Rinpoche heard how hundreds of thousands of animals in Nepal would be sacrificed during Dashain (a yearly, 15-day Hindu religious festival), Rinpoche immediately started to check what prayers and pujas should be done to help all the animals have a good rebirth as well as to help those who perform the sacrifices. Rinpoche then requested over 10,000 Sangha members from the three great monasteries and many other monasteries and nunneries to do extensive Medicine Buddha puja as well as nyung näs with strong dedications for all animals that are killed, especially those being sacrificed during Dashain as well as for those who do the killing. The cost of all the pujas was over US$15,000, which Lama Zopa Rinpoche and students sponsored.
June 2011: The Animal Liberation Fund donated US$25,000 to liberate two million lives, dedicated especially for the health and long life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This animal liberation was organized by Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore.
August 2010: A US$5,000 donation was given to the MAITRI Charitable Trust in India for their amazing ongoing work to save animals from harm.