Are There Pets at Ananda Village?


are there pets at ananda village? i ask because master had a pet deer at his ranchi school and i have always found my kitty to be a great meditation companion. i would like to come and live at ananda; would i have to leave my kitty behind?

—tyler, usa


Dear Tyler,

Yes, there are pets at Ananda Village. A number of Village residents have cats just as you do.

We do however have a restriction against dogs. This is not because we don’t appreciate them, but rather because of the effect dogs have in our environment, especially in regards to the wildlife, such as the deer.