Calling all Beautiful Beings!
Please join me this weekend…
I will be pilgrimaging to the Grafton Peace Pagoda this Saturday to show my solidarity in my belief that we more than ever before need to stand for a non-nuclear attitude in this world. That peace and ahimsa (sacred act of non-violence) are vital for not only our survival, but for ALL BEINGS, and the Earth itself. Mother Earth, or as my friend Joanna likes to call her “Mamma Gaia,” is an entity unto herself. She is powerful, she is strong, but we as humans have enormous amounts of influence over her waters, lands, and airs. We pollute her, we defile her, and we show no honour to future generations with our present day-to-day actions. As a whole, we must make a stand and truly stand up for what is just, and true, and for what is clean and fresh and green.
When I first discovered the Peace Pagoda in Grafton with my friends, I fell in love with its spirit.
There are only TWO in the entire country, and only 80 world-wide.
Out in the middle of the woods there is this structure, this symbol, of universal non-violence that is just so beautiful & breath-taking!
Join me and so many others on this truly fabulous evening. Car-pooling will make it all the more special!
Affirmation: “My Life is my Message, and my Message is my Life.”
67th Commemoration Ceremony of Hiroshima-Nagasaki
Grafton Peace Pagoda
Saturday August 11th, 2012
Nuclear Free Future
First Commemoration of Fukushima
6:45pm Walk from Grafton Town Square to Peace Pagoda (4.3 miles)
8:30 Program of Peace
John Armbruster-Seismologist, Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Cecile Pineda – Author of Devil’s Tango: How I learned the Fukushima Step by Step
The astonishing anatomy of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
Ceremonial Lighting of Lanterns
Interfaith Peace Prayers Native American Prayers
Eric Marczak – Native American Flute
Rain or shine. Please wear weather-appropriate clothes and bring a flashlight and insect repellent. You may also wish to bring a blanket.
Grafton Peace Pagoda 87 Crandall Road Petersburg, NY 12138 (518)658.9301