I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones
-Albert Einstein (contemplating nuclear devastation)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Praying and Fasting for Standing Rock in Seattle

Dear Friends,

Brother Senji Kanaeda (of the Bainbridge Island Nipponzan Miyohoji Buddhist Temple) will fast and pray for the water and earth protectors of Standing Rock. All are welcome to join Senji during this time of fasting and prayer.

Where: Victor Steinbruck (Indian) Park, 2001 Western Ave Seattle
When: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 1st, Friday, December 2nd, and Saturday, December 3rd.

Note: If there is a problem with this location, he will move to Seattle Center near the John T. Williams memorial totem pole.

Senji will also fast and pray in Suquamish near the casino on Dec 5 and 6 from 9am to 4pm each day.

The Rohachi (prayers and fasting) is a Zen practice that begins December 1st and runs through December 7th. The final day is December 8th, which is the Buddha's enlightenment. In fasting, one concentrates the mind on the present moment, and our intentions have greater clarity.

The Nipponzan Myohoji order Rohachi practice of fasting and prayers has been focused on abolishing of Nuclear weapons, nuclear plants and ending disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima. Founder monk Nichidatsu Fujii requested in the early 1960s that monks and nuns support the Indigenous American and Afro-American peoples.

Again, all are welcome to join Senji. You are not required to fast - that is a matter of personal discernment). You may simply come and sit with him in peace and in solidarity with Standing Rock.

Note: If there are any changes (location, etc.), I will provide that information in this post.

In Peace and Solidarity with Standing Rock and with our Mother Earth,