Gallery - Animal Release

Vesak Fish Release 2019

Every year we offer the possibility for people to practice the practice of 'life release'. The release into freedom of animals that are awaiting slaughter. Traditionally people release the number of animals that corresponds to the age of the person. This is a way to create a good cause for the animal and to generate merits for the practitioner.

We are happy to share images of our 2019 Vesak fish release. It was a very special day. We bought and transported over 25,000 fish from a fish farm to a nearby lake, Begnas Thal, in Nepal. Before releasing the fish they were given Myongdrol- liberation through tasting- holy water and mantras were recited by Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche. The fish are endemic to the area and will not cause disturbances in the ecosystem. Thank you all for participating and happy Vesak to you!


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