Our Feline Residents
“Cooper” came to the Vihara when his young mother came in from the cold, seeking refuge from the streets where she lived. She gave birth to 3 tiny kittens in a closet under the watchful eye of our bhikkhuni, and with the care and loving-kindness of the sangha, they all grew up healthy and happy. The young mother and the other 2 kittens found forever homes, but Cooper stayed with us at the Vihara, to lend character and happiness to this sangha.
He is a friendly, though opinionated kitty, who joyfully calls the Vihara home, while the sangha and our bhikkhuni care for his well-being, giving us all a chance to practice “dana” and kindness to an animal being, everyday.
Now, as an integral part of the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara, just as traditional Buddhist Monastics do, Cooper relies on our community of lay supporters for his livelihood. And like our bhikkhuni, he cannot request anything for his health and well-being, as it is our privilege and meritorious opportunity to support him with our donations of food, medical care, and of course, kitty play-things.
“Sneak” came to the Vihara from Animal Control in Charlotte. She was rescued as a stray at 4 months. She is a friendly and rambunctious kitty with a seemingly endless supply of energy. Cooper and her have a active and "complex" relationship.
Sneak and Cooper are an integral part of the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara. Just as traditional Buddhist Monastics do, they rely on our community of lay supporters for their livelihood. Like our bhikkhuni, they cannot request anything for their health and well-being, as it is our privilege and meritorious opportunity to support our cats with our donations of food, medical care, and of course, kitty play-things.
DONATE TO HELP THE RESIDENT FELINES
If you'd like to contribute to the health and well-being of our animal resident, please click the Donate button and choose the Feline Residents Fund from the Fund Designation Dropdown box
***If you would like to visit the Vihara, but are allergic to cats, or otherwise would not like to be in the Vihara with him, please feel free to message our bhikkhuni, Ayya Sudhamma, via the Meetup app, or via email (CharlotteBuddhistVihara@ gmail.com) so we can make arrangements for your visit.