2011-03-23 / Obituaries

Memorial Service and Meditation for Japan

Gristmill Hermitage, a Zen Buddhist practice center in Garrison, invites members and community friends to gather in acknowledgement of the sadness and need to begin grieving the deaths and devastation in Japan caused by the earthquakes, tsunami, and on-going danger from radiation.

The Gristmill service will begin at 11am on Sunday with the chanting of the Sutra of Great Compassion (copies will be available), for those who have perished, and the opportunity to meditate and pray together.

Additional readings, art, and musical tributes from the local community are welcome; please contact Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace who will be conducting the service, prior to Sunday, to coordinate: millhermit@gmail.com

As of today, the death count in Japan is over 8,000, with more than 13,000 still missing.

More than 1000 Buddhist temples are thought to have been damaged or destroyed.

The Gristmill is located at 117 Lower Station Road, with limited parking available onsite and nearby at the Garrison train station.

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