January 1 @ ATLANTA DOJO New Year's Gathering: Prayers at 11 a.m.,
Open House through the afternoon
March 3 thru 8 PEACE PILGRIMAGE Selma to Montgomery
Sat., April 7, 11 a.m. @ ATLANTA DOJO Flower Festival
Sat., April 21, 11 a.m. @ PEACE PAGODA Flower Festival
May 5 through 27 @ PEACE PAGODA Spring Work Party
Sat., July 7, 11 a.m. @ ATLANTA DOJO Ancestors Ceremony
Sat., July 28, 11 a.m. @ PEACE PAGODA Ancestors Ceremony
October 13 thru November 6 @ PEACE PAGODA Fall Work Party
July 28, 2018
We celebrated the lives of Rev. William J. Bichsel, SJ (better known to all as Bix) and Daniel Gallagher of Hot Springs, NC, at the Ancestors Ceremony on July 28. Both were dear friends who love and spirit enriched the lives of all who knew them.
Click on the link above to view photos albums of past ceremonies at the Atlanta Dojo and the Great Smoky Mountains Peace Pagoda
A couple of years ago, we received a shipment of stone carvings from India that were to be installed on the Peace Pagoda one day. That day has finally come and it will be during the upcoming work party this fall. The stone is being removed from the crates now and a ramp to move them to the 2nd level of the Peace Pagoda has been built. It's going to be interesting and exciting to see these magnificent carvings going into place. All told, there are 8 panels, each depicting a scene from the life of Lord Buddha or early Buddhist history. Not only is there nothing like it in East Tennessee, there's really nothing like it in all of North America. Come and help make history!
July 7, 2018
Upcoming Event: Work Party at the Peace Pagoda
October 13 through November 4, 2018
We were invited to participate in the Memorial Service for Muhammad Ali on June 10, 2016 in Louisville, KY.
Muhammad Ali wanted a multi-faith service for his memorial; his lawyer and friend who was on the committee for the service knew another lawyer who is a friend of our order; and of all of Nipponzan Myohoji members, we were geographically the closest.
Life can surprise you.What an honor and special day it was.