Individuals who have pledged to participate in the Life Release 2010
- Jana Wurzinger, Austria
- Ani ea Hiss, Denmark
- Anna-Kaisa Hirvanen, Finland
- Glyn Oliver Jones, United Kingdom
- Monty Sveen, MN, USA
- Leslie Sutton, NY, USA
Life Release Story from Leslie Sutton
Blessed and released 30 lbs or approximately 300 eels and approximately 180 green crabs into their native habitat.
The bait shop owner asked what I was going to use the bait for, most likely sensing I didn’t know anything about fishing. I asked how many eels and crabs he had. When I said I would take all of them, then he was really curious. I said I was doing an experiment.
Because I only had my 2 hands, I put the blessed stupa that weighs roughly 20 lbs on my car. Then I circumambulated with the buckets of creatures reciting Om Manis following the guidance on how to bless and benefit animals in FPMT’s booklet entitled “Liberating Animals and Other Ways to Benefit Them.” Mantras were blown onto the creatures. I imagine that my neighbors thought I was crazy struggling to carry the buckets one at a time of eels and crabs around my car while mumbling prayers and mantra. I gently released the creatures from the local bait shop into the waters that they came from. They seemed very happy and disappeared into the shallow salt pond waters quickly. I also felt very happy, especially after the bait shop owner told me he was going to throw out the creatures soon. It must have been the end of the fishing season. The creatures accumulated merit, were blessed, saved and released into the local native habitat and I felt that my day was well spent. Conducted 11/27/10.