Friday, November 2, 2012

Fast, Pray, & Walk for a Nuclear Free Future


Fast, Pray, & Walk for a Nuclear Free Future and Respect for Mother Earth

Fast, Pray, & Walk for a Nuclear Free Future and Respect for Mother Earth, putting your Prayers into Action.
祈り prayer 徒歩 walk 断食 fasting アクション action
11/30 Walk to San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station from Dana Point, fasting & prayer starts Dec 1-7.
After Hiroshima, Chernobyl and Fukushima, our world is crying. We may see a tear on the Buddha’s face and sense that Jesus and our ancestors also weep. We will fast (& walk) with hope and prayer for peace and nuclear free world.
We have a duty to pass on to the next generation a safe, clean, peaceful future and the possibility of happiness. But we face great challenges to survive on Mother Earth with the increased spread of radiation and the continuing possibility of nuclear war.
All life is born and sustained from the same source. We are one, irrespective of nationality, race, gender, or age. We can strive to live peacefully and to love one another. In this spirit, we are going to fast and pray at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant during the first week of December. (Dec. 8th is the Buddha’s Enlightenment day.) Afterwards we also will walk and pray in LA and San Luis Obispo. This is an interfaith activity and open to everybody. It will offer the opportunity to learn more about the great wisdom of Buddha, Jesus, Mohammad and the spirits of our ancestors. Kanaeda, Senji
The walk will start in Dana Point, CA on November 30 at 9 A.M. from the harbor parking lot and walk the 12 miles to San Onofre Nuclear power plant. This is estimated to take 3 to 4 hrs. Please join us for all or part of the walk, remember to bring water. If you cannot walk with us please plan to join us at San Onofre state park at the arrival time at 2 P.M. for the start of the prayers and ceremonies.
The name of our Japanese Buddhist order is “Nipponzan Myohoji”. We follow especially “Lotus Sutra” among various kinds of Buddha’s teachings. That is similar to “All life is sacred or all my relations” what Native people pray for. When we walk and pray outside we always chant our sacred word “NA MU MYO HO REN GE KYO” with beating of the scared drum.
Tentative Plan:
11/30 Fri. Walk to or around San Onofre (TBA)
12/1 Sat. Rohachi Fasting 1st Day 7am-5pm (San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station)
2 Sun. 2nd Day 7am-5pm
3 Mon. 3rd Day 7am-5pm
4 Tue. Breaking Fast (4th Day)
5 Thu. 5th Day 7am-5pm
6 Fri. 6th Day 7am-5pm
7 Sat. Breaking Fast(7th Day)
8 Sun. Jodo-e Celebration (Buddha’s Enlightened Day) Move to LA
9 Mon. Rest Day
10 Tue. Peace Walk in LA
11 Wed. Move to San Luis Obispo
12 Thu. Walk from San Luis Obispo/Morrow Bay to Diablo Canyon
For more info contact: We are looking for a few volunteers if you would like to help.
Carol Jahnkow, caroljahnkow@gmail.com Peace Resource Center of S.D. Ca. www.prcsd.org
Gene Stone, genston@sbcglobal.net ROSE http://residentsorganizedforasafeenvironment.wordpress.com/