Moscow cats and dogs will receive the blessing of a disciple of the Dalai Lama

© AP Photo / Desmond BoylanMoscow cats and dogs will receive the blessing of a disciple of the Dalai Lama© AP Photo / Desmond Boylan

Day animal care will hold in Moscow the Russian Buddhists, a famous Lama Zopa Rinpoche will conduct the ceremony of blessing of Pets and tell how they help believers to attain enlightenment, told RIA Novosti in the Fund «Save Tibet», which acted as the organizer of the event.

«Lama Zopa Rinpoche is known for the ceremonies of blessing the animals, which in different places of the globe take part cows and goats, horses and deer, sparrows and parrots, fish and octopuses. And, of course, our Pets, the last link of the city’s residents and wildlife, dogs and cats. We invite all dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and many other inhabitants of Moscow apartments to a rare blessing Lama», — underlined in the Fund.

He Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who is a disciple of the Dalai Lama, explains that «the purpose of this ceremony is to give peace to the hearts of animals to fill their lives with meaning, that sooner or later they could gain full awakening and ultimate happiness».

Buddhists believe that the ritual has a positive effect on animal health and their fate in the next life.

The organizers are asking pet owners to comply with compulsory security measures. So, dogs should be on leashes and muzzled, and cats in carriers or cages.

In addition to ceremonies, the organizers will hold an exhibition of cats from shelters. They were picked up on the street or rescued from dangerous situations.

«Today is a beautiful creation, who know firsthand the price of love and care. They lack only one thing – a permanent home where they know every corner and where has your favorite host, who will be able to tell them: «fear Not, from this day everything will be different». Taking a cat home, you can be sure that you took part in saving lives – the most precious that each animal has», — assured the organizers.

And in the evening a Lama to talk about spiritual practices help animals, as well as helping them to achieve enlightenment. To get to a lecture of Lama Rinpoche SOPs can be anyone, subject to prior registration on the website of the Fund «Save Tibet».

Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual leader of the Fund for the Maintenance of the Mahayana tradition is the largest Buddhist communities in the West, uniting 160 centers in 38 countries. From June 1st-3rd, the spiritual leader will hold in Moscow with the believers a series of lectures and spiritual practices.