November 25, 2009
I have primarily worked with rescued domestic rabbits. I often let my rabbits attend my evening sutra chanting at my home altar and they really seem to enjoy it, often jumping high and frisking about. I feel good just knowing they will benefit from hearing the sutras even though they may not "understand" them. As Buddhists we seek to liberate all living beings from suffering..so spiritually ministering to animals is a natural part of this.
As a practicing Buddhist I know it's very important to me to promote kindness to all living beings. We do hold services for our animal friends that have passed on and chant the sutras for animals so they will have a chance to develop spiritually.