Thursday, June 28, 2007

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

We are involved in 2 separate events related to the remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


5th Annual 24 Hour Chant for Peace
Express your wish for peace at this interfaith event
sponsored by Great Vow Monastery
and the Northwest Dharma Assocation

Friday-Saturday, August 3-4
7 pm to 7 pm

Buddhist Peace Fellowship Portland
chants at 11 am Saturday

As wars and religious conflicts seem to be intensifying on our planet, it is important for different spiritual traditions to join together in a spirit of peace. Chanting is a powerful way to bring peace to oneself and to our world.

Peace arises from hearts that are open. At the 24-Hour Interfaith Chant for Peace, chanters from many religious traditions lead a continual flow of chants for peace, providing opportunity for people of diverse faiths to enter profound sacred space together.

Great Vow invites you to add your voice to the interfaith community of those dedicated to non-violence in the world. Come for a few hours or the full twenty-four. They offer a 24-hour buffet and beds for napping.

There is no charge for this event. Donations are always welcome.

Great Vow Zen Monastery is located in Clatskanie, OR, about 75 miles northwest of Portland in the beautiful Columbia River valley.

For information about the monastery see http://www.greatvow.org/.

For driving directions, go here.

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45th Annual
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Commemoration
organized by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship supports this event as a co-sponsor
Sunday, August 5
7:30 pm
Japaneses-American Historical Plaza
Waterfront Park at NW Naito Pkwy & Couch
From Oregon PSR:
Iran and the U.S. are engaged in a nuclear showdown. Instead of meeting face to face with Iran to negotiate peace and mutual security issues in the Middle East, the administration insists on preconditions to talks and threatens to lead us into another military fiasco against the advice of our own military advisors. We must take a stand agains nuclear weapons.
This year's memorial features Oregon's Poet Laureate, Lawson Inada. Rev. Akahoshi from the Nichiren Buddhist Temple will do the Closing Reflections. Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association Chanters will perform and Aurora Chorus will sing peace and remembrance songs. In addition, this year's memorial will be followed by a performance piece called Harmos. Follow this link for more info, and to help Oregon PSR distribute fliers.

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