We had a very unique and memorable experience today at the Hammond Museum and Stroll Garden located in North Salem, NY. This gem of a place is located in northern Westchester County and I have been fortunate to have visited the museum and garden once before to take in the art exhibits and walk in the garden. The mission statement boasts that t
Posing for portraits by the waterfall
Animals and people being led into the garden at the start of the blessing
The officiants gathered in the center of the the pond at the start to welcome everyone with a Buddhist blessing...as you can see it was a beautiful spring day!
Pets and their owners gathered around the pond. Many brought their dogs, but some had cats, birds, and even a pet hedgehog was present!
We found a nice place in the shade under a tree
It was very peaceful
Mel even participated in the guided meditation
After the group blessing, the officiants came around and met with owners and their pets to offer each pet an individual blessing.
We are very grateful for having the opportunity to attending the blessing today with Mel and are so pleased the Hammond Museum provides such unique and diverse events for the community. Please check out their website to see the upcoming events, exhibits and classes offered.