Friday, March 16, 2012

Pilgrimage - 600 kilometers, 150 chanted sutras, and 20,000 written sutras

Renjo Miura, a Buddhist priest of the Nichiren sect, made a 600-kilometer pilgrimage on foot, starting on June 18 last year, and finishing on August 1.

His purpose was to comfort the souls of those who died in last year’s earthquake and tsunami, where nearly 16,000 people perished, and more than 3,700 are still missing. He also helped to bring peace to the traumatized survivors as he made his way through the disaster zones.

“I walked north for 44 days along the Pacific coastline 100 days after the earthquake, through the devastated areas, and skirting the no-entry zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Thirteen other Buddhist priests joined me at different sections on my route,” he said, speaking recently about his experiences....

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