Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii

Different Pasts, Shared Purpose

Coming Together for Healing and Hope through the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii Contributed by Don Han, Director of Community Partnerships, Groundswell, and Gene Roehlkepartain, Senior Scholar, Search Institute On the surface, we are two very different people with two very different backgrounds. Yet we find ourselves to be more alike than it might seem. Don …

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An Ocean of Stories: Reflection on the 2019 Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony

Contributed by Qalvy Grainzvolt, Shinnyo-en New York Temple Attending the 2019 Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii, a special Memorial Day ceremony held in Hawaii over the last 20 years, I have been a witness to myriad special moments each and every time.  In the past, I have attended it as a member of the Shinnyo-en Buddhist …

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Memorial Day Weekend, 2018

Contributed by Dr. Nina LeNoir, Chapman University Six American educators gathered as guests of Shinnyo-en Foundation to take part in a very special time in Honolulu, HI. It began on Saturday evening with a lovely dinner, a chance to meet and learn about each other and what brought us together to take part in this …

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Lantern Floating Hawaii 2017

Every year on Memorial Day, the Shinnyo-en Buddhist Order presides over the Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony on the shore of Oahu. People of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs are invited to come together for a personal and collective time of remembrance and reflection, and to offer gratitude to those who have passed. It is a …

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VIDEO: Lantern Floating Hawaii 2015

On this International Day of Peace, it seems fitting to share one of the ways the Foundation works to create a more peaceful world through interfaith and intercultural dialogue. This past Memorial Day, the Foundation convened a group of guests to experience the Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony, which is based on a traditional Buddhist ceremony …

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Lantern Floating Hawaii 2014

Photo credit: Chris Clem This past Memorial Day, the Shinnyo-en Order conducted its 16th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii on the shores of Ala Moana Beach in Honolulu. The Lantern Floating is a traditional Buddhist Ceremony held to honor and remember ancestors who have passed before us. Names of the deceased are written on lanterns, which …

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Film Viewing of Hawaii Lantern Floating at the University of Washington

With the wish of creating cultural harmony and understanding, Her Holiness Shinso Ito, Head Priest of Shinnyo-en, officiates the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony on Memorial Day to remember and honor loved ones who have passed. Please join us at the University of Washington, Seattle campus for a film viewing and informative discussion about the …

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