«ARYA SANGHA» ASSOCIATION HOLDS AN ANNUAL TSETAR RITUAL — A PRACTICE OF BUYING OUT AND SAVING LIVES OF ANIMALS
Our annual Tsetar ritual is performed on a waxing moon during the Saga Dawa, a sacred Buddhist month when the results of actions increase numerous times. Tsetar is a crucial practice based on compassion and understanding of interdependence. All great Dharma Teachers perform this ritual and encourage disciples to practice it.
Tsetar is the practice of saving the lives of animals. The essence of the method is that living animals are bought using the collected funds and then released with good aspirations, prayers, and mantras. Animals that were supposed to be killed are getting lives, freedom, and a connection with Dharma, the teachings of Buddha, which will allow them to attain the final liberation in the future. Those who participate in the ritual by any means receive great merits and create causes for long life and, finally, for complete enlightenment.