On May 20, Fuji Sanctuary will be hosting its 14th annual Symphony of Peace Prayers, and SOPP ceremonies and prayer gatherings will be taking place all across the globe.
In her message for SOPP 2018, Byakko Chairperson Masami Saionji has written:
We human beings are not merely living—our lives are sustained by the earth, by nature, and by all living things. Therefore, for humanity to go on living, we must save all life on earth. We need to become aware of our insatiable greed, and support one another with greater love and humility. Unless we start thinking earnestly about healing and uplifting others, there will be no future for humanity.
With awareness of our essential divinity, we must show respect and humility toward Mother Nature and the great power she holds, and coexist in harmony with other living things. We need to reflect on how we have treated the earth and its life up to now, to approach everything with humility and gratitude, and to recognize the value and dignity of each and every human life. The rebirth of humanity’s soul begins today—a rebirth of our divine spark.
All of you taking part in this event today are leading the way for humanity, living in harmony with the earth and giving gratitude for your life. You made a conscious choice to be here today, and it is this consciousness that is will achieve a rebirth of humanity’s divine spark. A new world rooted in divinity will be born from the consciousness of each and every one of us.
This year’s SOPP ceremony will once again be broadcast live online on the SOPP Ustream page. Tune in at 10 am in Japan (click here for local time). The recorded broadcast will also be available after the ceremony at the same web address. For more details about the theme and program for this year’s SOPP, please visit the SOPP 2018 page.
To join in the ceremony online, please download our 2018 Program Guide.
We hope to see as many people as possible supporting the mission of this year’s SOPP by joining and hosting local ceremonies and gatherings! If you haven’t yet registered your event on the SOPP website, now is the time to do so! Whether you are organizing a large gathering or just praying on your own at home, please let us know about it! See more on hosting a gathering below.
Be part of SOPP 2018!
No matter where you are in the world, you can join with thousands of others in sending out prayers for the peace and happiness of humanity!
You can organize a large ceremony, gather with friends and family, or simply join in prayers on your own at home. There are great resources and inspirational ideas on our website to help you create a beautiful event that participants and guests will enjoy and remember.
We are asking all organizers to register their events on this website, so that visitors to our site can find out where gatherings are taking place. No matter how large or small your event is, we want to know about it! The more registrations we have, the more our SOPP map will be filled with points of light and peace!
We look forward to joining with all of you in prayers for peace, to lay the foundations of a bright, harmonious future for all humanity.
May peace prevail on Earth!