Photo Galleries 2013

Triabunna, Australia

The SOPP was celebrated at “The Village,” a community centre in Triabunna, Tasmania. The ceremony opened with an acknowledgment of the world’s indigenous peoples, and a lighting of the World Peace Flame. The Holy Tantra Jin-Gang-Dhyana Buddhist group presented a Buddhist ritual and also performed the Holy Dharma Lion Dance to bless the peace pole that was planted during the ceremony. Participants wrote down their own prayers and planted them along with the peace pole. At the end, participants carried the national flags in a prayer ceremony for each country and region.

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