- Posted September 23, 2013 by
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Shinnyo -Lantern Floating for Peace in NYC
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
Visitors assembled individual paper and wood lanterns by hand. More than 2,200 candle-lit paper lanterns with individually-written messages of peace were set afloat onto a large reflecting pool in the center of Wollman Ice Skating Rink throughout the day-long event.
The evening celebrations was proceeded by Her Holiness Shinso Ito, Head Priest of Shinnyo-en and one of the highest-ranking woman Buddhist leaders in the world, to provide an opportunity for all people – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or religious tradition – to come together and offer a collective message for peace