The New England Peace Pagoda, Leverett

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Built entirely by volunteer labor, the Peace Pagoda was inaugurated in 1985, one of approximately 80 worldwide.

Nipponzan Myohoji is a Buddhist religious order founded by the Most Venerable Nichidatsu Fujii in 1917.

In the course of his life spanning 100 years (1885 - 1985) Fujii Guruji walked and prayed for peace beating a prayer through many parts of the world. He instructed his disciples to do the same. He also urged the building of Peace Pagodas to be places of individual and collective focus on peace. Fujii Guruji also lived with Mahatma Ghandi in India and supported the non-violent independence movement of the Indian people. Add The New England Peace Pagoda to your Leverett travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Leverett online tour itinerary maker .
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  • It was a warm day on Sunday, 9/16/18 as my wife and 2 daughters joined me in hiking to the 915 foot summit. There were a dozen people moseying about and a slight breeze kept it bearable. It was quiet....  more »
  • Something about this place always brings me back very relaxing and quiet. Brought two young boys who were very curious about the going ons of the monks we saw.  more »
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  • Peaceful meditation spot! On the premises there is a Pagoda, pond and Temple as well as other buildings that serve as spaces for mediation and gathering. Parking is substantial enough to accommodate a small, but substantial crowd with a free "taxi" service, during public invitation events, provided for those unable to comfortably make the short walk to the Pagoda. The monks are easy to speak with, knowledgeable and follow the Buddhist philosophies. Organised walks with other temples, in and near New England, bring important issues to the fore.
  • I keep going there , it's good n peace ful

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