Leverett Peace Pagoda

Purification. Wood, Fire, Air, Prayers. 8 Elements: 2’-3’ tall, 12”-16” dia. When making these, I was contemplating the suffering in the world especially children, innocent people, and nature. There are eight sculptures representing the eight noble truths in Buddhism also known as the eightfold path. Leverett Peace Pagoda. Leverett, MA. Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist monks and nuns chanted. Larry Brings Good, Lakota, offered the opening prayer. Mary Ellen Miller played shakuhachi and Kai Matsuda played alto saxophone. A bald eagle appeared and flew overhead. A strong wind blew. August 9, 2010, the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki