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Special Program

The Jizo Peace Center sponsored a 24 hour Peace Vigil from 8/1/08 at 5:30 pm to 8/2/08 at 6:00 pm. Meditation, music, poetry, and relevant movies were shared during this time.

Featured guests leading expressions of peace include:

5:30 pm August 1, Meditation led by Ruth

6:00 pm Drum Circle with Chris Faulconer from Pine Mountain, CA

Chris Faulconer
Chris Faulconer

8:00 pm Arjuna, tri-chordal singer of Harmonic Fuzion from Joshua Tree, CA - www.harmonicfuzion.com

Sarah-Jane SunJay Owen

Throughout the night, relevant DVD's alternating with periods of meditation and music.

10:00 am August 2, Rev. Phoebe, head of the Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple in Lockwood Valley, CA will give a talk - www.pinemtnbuddhisttemple.org

Rev. Phoebe
Chris Faulconer

The event was held just prior to the 63rd anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to help remind us that nuclear explosions kill. After the nuclear explosions over Japan, about 280,000 people died the first year. Today rice grown near the epicenter in Nagasaki remains only 50% productive after over 60 years.

The hydrogen bombs developed into this 21st Century are at least 100 times more powerful than the atomic bombs detonated in 1945. The loss of life and ecological danger would be astronomical for the entire planet. Estimates are that a present day nuclear bomb dropped anywhere on the earth would knock out electricity over the entire globe. Further, the dense cloud from post-explosion radiation could block the sun causing a nuclear winter to descend on the earth with sub-zero temperatures in many areas. Much of life would not survive this experience.

The 24 hour Peace Vigil at the Jizo Peace Center was held in conjunction with the Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon where a 24 hour Peace Vigil has been held each year at this time since 2005.


Ruth Ratna Handy, LCSW
(818) 834-5925


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