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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Japanese monks continue journey to Trinity Site

Zen news:

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. Walking in the heat, three Zen Buddhist monks continue their trek to New Mexico's Trinity Site, the once top-secret birthplace of the atomic bomb.
The monks are walking to call attention to the dangers of nuclear war.

They spent some time this week in Phoenix before heading off to New Mexico.

One monk is carrying the 'Atomic Lantern,' lit from the embers of the Hiroshima bomb.

The monks are set to arrive at the Trinity Site August 9th to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing.

The monks will then extinguish the flame as a symbolic ceremony for the hope of disarmament worldwide.


Blogger Tor said...

That's a very powerful journey they're on. You don't hear very often about people taking the time to do things like that, unless they're raising money for some cause.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Infernon said...

Well said, Tor.

7:38 PM  

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