Bringing a pet's ashes to be burned in the Temple or other large structure

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Bringing a pet's ashes to be burned in the Temple or other large structure

Post by somebodys-mom » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:07 pm

Like, how do I go about this? Do I just show up with my burnable box of Keiko-kitty and go at it or do I need permission from BMORG or something?

If this is in the inappropriate spot, please move it to wherever it is relevant.

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Post by Molotov » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:18 pm

I know people who have brought cremated human ashes (Timothy Leary, a BLM agent, etc.) to the Temple and other venues, so I don't see that it's an issue. You might want to check with the Temple Guardians to see if they have an opinion, or else just adopt the "Don't ask, don't tell theory"...

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Post by lucky420 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:34 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Just bring your burnable box...
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Post by asr9754 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:09 pm

There are thousands of offerings in the Temple. Bring yours. It's open and welcoming, just do it.

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Post by Savannah » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:52 am

If you want to be sure about things, contact the Temple Guardians.

http://templeguardians.net/

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Re: Bringing a pet's ashes to be burned in the Temple or other large structure

Post by Sham » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:31 pm

If I recall correctly, ashes are not allowed at the Temple. I've seen them, I know people do it. It really does happen. Officially, it should not.
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Post by Eric » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:13 pm

There are lots of blog posts on the web about people putting family members ashes in the Temple (even from Halcyon, the Pink-Haired Jesus of Burning Man). Keiko is your family, please feel free to bring her in a burnable container and place her in the Temple.

While it may not be officially allowed, no-one is going to make a big deal out of it if you do it. I can tell you this from experience - I placed some of the ashes of a friends beloved companion cat in the Temple in 2012. He couldn't make it to the Playa that year and asked me to do it for him.
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Post by Savannah » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:41 pm

Thank you both for alluding more accurately to the way things occur. :)
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Post by Thecatman » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:15 pm

(((((somebodys-mom)))))
Reading some of the messages in the temple can make a body choke up. Leastways it does me.
I didn't know bringing cremated remains was not allowed. I thought that was what the temple was for. "Letting go" :?
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Post by Savannah » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:53 am

Thecatman wrote:(((((somebodys-mom)))))
Reading some of the messages in the temple can make a body choke up. Leastways it does me.
I didn't know bringing cremated remains was not allowed. I thought that was what the temple was for. "Letting go" :?
Letting go emotionally and mentally. When it gets to the realm of the physical and literal it's different. :) I think it might not be officially allowed because there is a possibility of someone using an unburnable/toxic container, and there may even be legalities involved about the scattering of ashes.

I think people find ways around it, but as a website we can't officially endorse it, recommend it, etcetera.
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Post by somebodys-mom » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:25 pm

I thought I'd bring her in a small, cardboard box with no tape or other forms of plastics, resins, or glues on it other than what's in the cardboard. She was the love of my life besides my husband. Once in a lifetime. I have other cats but they broke the mold with her.

Because i suck and can't get her pic to load, this was her:

https://flic.kr/p/6DvyYq
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Post by somebodys-mom » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:33 pm

And thank you to everyone for taking the time to read and answer my question. I deeply appreciate the help and information. :)
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Re: Bringing a pet's ashes to be burned in the Temple or other large structure

Post by Sham » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:16 am

somebodys-mom wrote:And thank you to everyone for taking the time to read and answer my question. I deeply appreciate the help and information. :)
A small cardboard box with some wonderful memories and photos attached would work. You could write a note on the outside, or put a personal letter on the inside.
Your cat was beautiful and you gave her a wonderful and fulfilled life. What more could Keiko-kitty have wanted from life but a loving home.
A remembrance at the Temple would be the best tribute you could do for your beloved best friend.

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