A Stupa for Horses

A Stupa for Horses

Date of Advice:
March 2015
Date Posted:
September 2015

Rinpoche sent this letter to a family that saves retired racehorses from being put down. He also offered a donation for the construction of a stupa that the old horses can circumambulate. 

My very dear, most precious, most kind, wish-fulfilling one,
Thank you for your letter informing me about your project saving horses. I saw the photos and I think it’s really great. The horses look happy and are enjoying themselves.

I am especially very happy with your idea of building a stupa for them to circumambulate and generate lots of positive karma. It’s a cause for them to meet the Dharma, so that sooner or later they can be free from the oceans of suffering forever and achieve the peerless happiness of enlightenment.

I need to especially thank you and all your family for helping the horses purify their negative karma created since beginningless time and helping them achieve peerless happiness. For these reasons I am extremely, extremely happy with what you are doing.

It feels like the horses are part of your family, members of your family. That is very nice.

With much love and prayer...