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Life Release


Portland, Maine

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Beings value nothing more than their own lives. For this reason, saving lives brings tremendous merit, and has always been a central practice of Mahayana Buddhism. MSB students gather together in Portland, Maine, six times a year to buy and release lobsters, and sometimes crabs and other shellfish, back into the wild. Throughout the year people request prayers, either for themselves, for loved ones, for those who have passed, for those who are struggling, or for the world.

We invite you to join Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel and students of Mangala Shri Bhuti for this wonderful practice, which will follow Elizabeth's teachings at Pema Osel over the weekend.

All contributions to the Tsetar Fund are used entirely for ransoming lives. 

Please visit the Tsetar Practice page to read more about this unique and moving practice.