Friday 20 September 2019

Hiroshima Day Lanterns

On Tuesday 6th August, there was the Lantern Floating Ceremony at the Peace Pagoda at Willen in Milton Keynes.
All were welcome to commemorate the victims of Hiroshima by floating lanterns on Willen Lake. There was a ceremony at the Buddhist Temple at 7.30pm which lasted for an hour which included reflective music, water sprinkling and blessing, chanting and offering of incense and also interfaith prayers for peace.
After the ceremony had finished at the temple, there was the procession and floating of the candle-lit lanterns on Willen Lake.
The ceremony sought to reflect on the horrors of war in an atomic age and to pray together for peace and harmony between all people and nations.

Alex Fox

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