Hearst Plaza | Lincoln Center
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Join us with family, friends and an open heart, and share your wish for a better world.Feel inspired by music and dance, and float a lantern for peace.Add your light to the light of others.
1-5pm Daytime Lantern Floating
7pm Closing Ceremony
Join us at the 2014 Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace
On Sunday, Sept. 21, Shinnyo-en
invites you to join us at the second "Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace." This special occasion will take place at the Paul Milstein Reflecting Pool at Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center, and is free and open to the public.
The Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace coincides with the International Day of Peace and the opening of the U.N. General Assembly. Civic, interfaith and community leaders, along with New Yorkers and visitors of all ages, will have an opportunity to share messages for our collective quest for peace with lantern floating, live music and cultural performances at one of the most iconic settings in New York City.In addition, during this day-long, family-friendly event, you will can construct a paper lantern, inscribe it with a personal message of peace and set it afloat on the reflecting pool.At sunset, Her Holiness Shinso Ito
, the head priest of Shinnyo-en and one of the highest-ranking woman Buddhist leaders in the world, will preside over a special closing Lantern Floating ceremony, also open to the public. Hundreds of the LED candle-lighted paper lanterns will be floated on the water, illuminating Hearst Plaza in a uniquely captivating visual experience in New York City.The Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace is meant to inspire a spirit of harmony and compassion that transcends all boundaries of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, and religious tradition - and empower people to create a stronger force for peace in our families, our communities, and globally. We hope you will join us!
*Lanterns provided on a first come, first served basis. Shinnyo-en will be filming this event for documentary and archival purposes. Your images, voices and creations (e.g., lanterns) may appear in photographs and audiovisual recordings, which we may broadcast later or distribute on websites, in a book, documentary film or use in any other manner and media. By attending the event, you grant us the right to include your image, voice and creations in and in connection with these recordings.
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