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Sep 22, 2013, 21:41 ET
Her Holiness Shinso Ito, Head Priest of Shinnyo-en, an international Buddhist community, watches a music and dance performance during the Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace at Trump Rink in New York City's Central Park.  (PRNewsFoto/Shinnyo-en)

Shinnyo Lantern Floating For Peace Draws Thousands Of New Yorkers To Central Park To Celebrate Peace

 On Sunday, September 22nd, on the eve of the United Nations high-level segment, thousands of New Yorkers gathered for the first Shinnyo...

Jun 20, 2013, 14:09 ET
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Thousands to Gather for Inaugural Lantern Floating in Central Park Focused on Peace

 Shinnyo-en announces it will host an unprecedented Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace in Central Park on Sunday, September 22, 2013, the...

May 28, 2013, 05:20 ET
Today marks the 15th annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony, one of the largest and most moving Memorial Day observances in the United States. At sunset, more than 5,000 candle-lit lanterns bearing remembrances and prayers illuminated the ocean off of Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu with tens of thousands of people in attendance. The Lantern Floating Hawaii theme is "Many Rivers, One Ocean," and is officiated by Her Holiness Shinso Ito, Head Priest of Shinnyo-en, an international Buddhist community.  (PRNewsFoto/Shinnyo-en)

Shinnyo-en Hosts 15th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii On Memorial Day

 Today marks the 15th annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony, one of the largest and most moving Memorial Day observances in the United...

Sep 24, 2012, 13:48 ET

Shinnyo-en Global Interfaith Conference Explores Varieties of Meditation

 Shinnyo-en, the esoteric Buddhist denomination, in partnership with the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW), sponsored a conclave of...

May 23, 2012, 13:00 ET

Shinnyo-en Leads 14th Annual Lantern Floating Hawai'i

 Shinnyo-en (http://www.shinnyoen.org ), the Buddhist denomination in which all people regardless of age, gender, nationality, or religious...

Feb 29, 2012, 08:00 ET

Shinnyo-en to Conduct Its First Fire and Water Ceremony in Africa

 Shinnyo-en (http://www.shinnyoen.org ), the Buddhist denomination in which all people regardless of age, gender, nationality, or religious...

May 26, 2011, 11:00 ET
Lanterns are floated out to sea carrying messages of remembrance during Shinnyo-en Buddhists Memorial Day Lantern Floating Ceremony in Honolulu, HI.  (PRNewsFoto/Shinnyo-en)

Memorial Day in Honolulu - Shinnyo-en Buddhists Host 13th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony

Shinnyo-en, a global Buddhist denomination, and the Honolulu-based Na Lei Aloha Foundation are hosting the 13th annual Lantern Floating Hawaii...

Oct 21, 2010, 08:00 ET

Shinnyo-en Buddhist Ceremony, Representing Altruism and World Peace, to be Held in the U.S. for the First Time

For the first time, the Shinnyo-en Buddhist community will host its annual Saisho Homa fire rite ceremony in the United States, at the Shinnyo-en...

Jun 25, 2010, 15:54 ET

Buddhist Leader Visits New York City to Present Gift to the City and Mayor Bloomberg

Her Holiness Shinso Ito, Head Priest of Shinnyo-en, an international Buddhist order, visits New York City on the occasion of the opening sessions...

Jun 12, 2008, 01:00 ET

Shinnyo-en Buddhism Brings Taiko Drum Ceremony to UCLA's Royce Hall

LOS ANGELES, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Shinnyo-en, an independent Buddhist order based on the teachings of the...

Mar 19, 2008, 01:00 ET

Shinnyo-en Foundation Launches Global Six Billion Paths to Peace Initiative

NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, March 20, 2008, the Shinnyo-en Foundation will launch the Six Billion Paths to Peace initiative...

Apr 17, 2007, 01:00 ET

Emmy & Golden Globe Award-Winning Actress Alfre Woodard to Receive Pathfinder's Peace Award at Six Billion Paths to Peace Launch

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Shinnyo-en Foundation announced today that it will honor Emmy and Golden Globe Award-...

Apr 10, 2007, 01:00 ET

Emmy Award & Golden Globe-Winning Actor Martin Sheen to Receive Pathfinder's Peace Award at Six Billion Paths to Peace Launch

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shinnyo-en Foundation announced today that it will honor Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning actor...