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.
guests leading expressions of peace include:
pm August 1, Meditation led by Ruth
pm Drum Circle with Chris Faulconer from Pine Mountain, CA
pm Arjuna, tri-chordal singer of Harmonic Fuzion from Joshua
Tree, CA - www.harmonicfuzion.com
the night, relevant DVD's alternating with periods of meditation
am August 2, Rev. Phoebe, head of the Pine Mountain Buddhist
Temple in Lockwood Valley, CA will give a talk - www.pinemtnbuddhisttemple.org
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.
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.
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