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Farewell Tamdrin

On 1st July 2015 we lost our dear friend Tamdrin the goat. Tamdrin was one of the earliest rescues that would become Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Animal Liberation Sanctuary at Kopan Monastery, Nepal. He was a young goat when he arrived, as most are when they find themselves at a roadside butcher. Despite being the only goat without horns, he could stand his ground and enjoyed playing with the other young goats. He became quite familiar with the trips up to the stupas to do ‘korwa’ (circumambulation) and wouldn’t need any leading. Tamdrin was witness to all of the changes and improvements to

Animal Sanctuary Successful Move

Leading the way were 2 van-loads of goats being brought up from Kopan nunnery (they have been there in quarantine and due to space restrictions at the temporary shelters at the monastery). The monastery goats were herded in three groups, beginning at the monastery lower gate and heading up the road. The last group included the less-abled. Dawa the sheep with three legs, Norbu the young goat with a recent amputation, Nying-Je with wounds, and some of the old-timers who have some minor leg problems.     The route to the land becomes a narrow and steep foot track, with sections

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