April 10, 2013, Haridwar, India: Animal release on behalf of our mother sentient beings
In an ancient, holy city over 22,000 fish are returned to the Ganges River
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Along the banks of the Ganges
One of the infinite acts of kindness performed by our precious teacher, Ven. Sogan Rinpoche, is organizing ceremonies to release back to the wild captive animals who otherwise would be slaughtered. With the support of his students and friends worldwide, he led a release of fish in the city of Haridwar, India on the day of the new moon in April, 2013.

Haridwar is located at the place where the river descends from its source in the hills to the north Indian plains. At this point it is very fresh, clean and swiftly flowing. Pilgrims come from all over the world to take a dip in these holy waters.

Rinpoche sent us this message about the event:
I went to Haridwar to release fish into the Ganges River on 10th April 2013, which was a very special day. Haridwar is located in the state of Uttarakhand in India. It is one of the most holy places of both Hinduism and Buddhism.

I am sending you photos and video that we took during the releasing of fishes with the help of my friends from Mindroling Monastery and Dharamsala.

I have spent Rs 133385 ($2462.49)
Total fishes saved, 22,350

Please rejoice in this merit and dedication to our mother sentient beings.

With best wishes, blessings to all of you and thank you for your kind help.

Sogan Rinpoche
Sogan Rinpoche with monks
Haridwar India, fish release
Sogan Rinpoche at fish release
Freeing fish into the Ganges
Fish release Haridwar, India
Sogan Rinpoche and monks at Haridwar
Before fish are released
Releasing of fish
Fish leap into the water
Fish release with Sogan Rinpoche
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