Shin Mei Spiritual Centre

Prayers for Peace

A movement for global peace, for a better world, was initiated in 1955 by Masahisa Goi in Japan. He reminded us that words carry vibrations to inspire, heal, and transform the human heart. And thus we should think, speak, and act in the spirit of peace and harmony.

The Peace Pole Project is an out growth of this movement. The Peace Pole at the north end of Knapp Island is one of 250,000 poles globally in 190 countries! See the map here: MAP

Last Sunday, we came together to send prayers for peace out on the winds: May peace prevail on Earth. May peace be in our homes and countries. May our missions be accomplished.

It is a simple prayer. A simple wish for humanity. But simple is not necessarily easy. And thus we remind ourselves of its deep importance.

Yumie Kono and Ariel O’Sullivan brought this message home so clearly.

We gathered in the peaceful center of the forest. The 2 artists read Tanka poems (in Japanese and in English) from Genbaku no Uta, Poetry after the Atomic Bomb. This powerful testimony was written 3 days after the destruction of Hiroshima by Yumie’s mother.

Stark. Painful. And a poignant reminder that, as humans, we must stand up for peace. For harmony. For brightness.

May peace prevail on Earth.