This Thanksgiving, join us in the merit of rescuing and prolonging the life of these suffering beings, with the aspiration that the lives of all living beings may be long and healthy and especially the lives of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin and all holy teachers in particular.

On the morning of November 19 (His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin’s holy birthday), temple volunteers will purchase as many live turkeys as possible from the back room of the market. In the afternoon, the volunteers will bring the turkeys to the temple for a blessing by the Sangha, and then take them to their new home at a nearby sanctuary farm, together with bags of grain to feed them.

At the farm, the turkeys will live out their full lives in a green pasture with a comfortable barn in which to roost at night, surrounded by rescued chickens, ducks, goats, and other freed animals.