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Peace Pagoda Ground Purification Ceremony
August 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Please join us on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Ground Zero for the Ground Purification Ceremony for the Pacific Northwest Peace Pagoda.
“The appearance of a Pagoda touches the hearts and minds of all people. Those who venerate this pagoda absolutely reject nuclear warfare and firmly believe that a peaceful world will be manifested. The vision of the Peace Pagoda has the power to bring about a spiritual transformation. It illuminates the dawn of a spiritual civilization.” Most Venerable Nichidatsu Fujii (1885-1985), Founder, Precepter, Nipponzan Myohoji.
The ground purification ceremony (Jichin-sai) is a traditional Buddhist and Shinto ceremony in order to receive permission from the local guardian god (spirit) and purifies the building site. It is also the means to pray for the related people’s safety during construction and for prosperity.
As part of the ceremony, Omiki (Sacred sake), Okome (sacred rice) and salt are also returned to the ground.
Supporters of the Pacific Northwest Peace Pagoda are expected to attend from across the U.S. and from other nations for this joyous occasion. We will have guest speakers, prayer, and music.
Please join with us if you can.
For more Information please call or email Rev. Senji Kanaeda at Kanaedasenji@gmail.com, and (206) 780-6739 and (206) 724-7632.