Walk for Martin Luther King’s Dream…

Please join the monks of the Bainbridge Island Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple for this year’s Martin Luther King Peace Walk. Please note; we’ve updated the event with the final walk itinerary.

Towards A Harmonious Society & World Peace

JAN.10 Wed.-15 Mon. 2018

[Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo]


Wed. 10 Tacoma – Puyallup
Thu. 11 – Des Moines Sun.
Fri. 12 – Seattle-Bainbridge Is. Mon.
Sat. 13 MLK Day Peace Vigil of Ground Zero Center, Poulsbo
14 Bremerton(include Walking at new Dr.MLK Jr. Wy)
15 Dr. MLK Jr. Day Parade in Seattle

Sponsored by Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order, Ground Zero Ctr. For Nonviolent Action,
Emmanuel Apostolic Church, Living Art Cultural Heritage Project, Indian People for Change,
Tacoma Catholic worker, Lake Forest Park for Peace & more

You are welcome to join the walk for any amount of time.

For further information – Nipponzan Myohoji Bainbridge Island Temple 6154 Lynwood Ctr. Rd. NE Bainbridge Island WA 98110 pho:206-780-6739 206-724-7632(Rev. Kanaeda) 253-226-9605(Br. Peter)
kanaedasenji@gmail.com peterguadalupe@hotmail.com

[ the detailed plans of the walk]

Wed. Jan.10 9AM Guadalupe House Tacoma Catholic Worker 1417 S. G St. Tacoma WA 98405
Walk to Puyallup(All Saints Catholic Church, 204 6th Ave. Puyallup) 11 miles

Thu. Jan.11 9AM All Saint Catholic Church 204 6th Ave. Puyallup
Walk to Des Moines(Saltwater Unitarian Church 25701 14 Pl. S. Des Moines
12-13 miles)

Fri. Jan.12 930AM S. Othello St.+ MLK Jr Wy S. Seattle 6 miles Walk to Ferry Terminal
1220PM Ferry Terminal Pier52 to Bainbridge Is.
110PM Winslow Way+Hwy305 Bainbridge Island (Sign of B.I. ) 3miles walk
to Nipponzan Myohoji 6154 Lynwood Ctr. Rd NE Bainbridge Is. WA 98110

Sat. Jan. 13 1030AM Gathering at Ground Zero Ctr. For Nonviolent Action
16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW Poulsbo, WA 98370

Sun. Jan. 14 900AM 1st. St. + Washington Ave.(near Ferry) Bremerton
1000AM joining the commemorative service at Emmanuel Apostolic Church at 6th St. B
130PM Walking at MLK Jr. Wy Bremerton “7 times”

Mon. Jan.15 900AM Garfield High. 23rd. Ave. + E Jefferson St. Seattle joining MLK Jr. Day Parade


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For a Nuclear-Free World – In Respect for All Life

“The religious basis of the non-violent movement was laid
as far back as more than 2,000 years.“ Ven. Nichidatsu Fujii

Sun. Jul. 30 – Mon. Aug. 14

Corvalis-Salem-Portland-Olympia-Tacoma-Seattle-Bainbridge Is.-Bangor/Ground Zero Ctr. + 8/6 Hiroshima Day Lantern Ceremony in Seattle


7/30-31 Sun-Mon Gathering & Walk in Corvalis OR
8/1 Tue Salem
2 Wed Portland
3 Thu Chehalis- Centralia WA
4 Fri Olympia
5 Sat Olympia
6 Sun L.F.P.- Seattle Lantern Ceremony
7 Mon Rest Day Bainbridge Island
8 Tue Steilacoom – Tacoma
9 Wed Seattle(Kubota Gd-Sadako)
10 Thu Port Townsend
11 Fri Bainbridge Is.- Suquamish
12 Sat Poulsbo- GZ & Old Bangor
13 Sun Ground Zero Center
14 Mon GZ Action & Prayer at Bangor

Click here for the detailed schedule for each day.

All are welcome to participate – for an hour, a day, or any portion of the walk. Please bring minimum baggage or backpack. One or more vehicles will be used to shuttle personal belongings, and to assist walkers as needed. Please also bring eating utensils and your nonviolent spirit.

Contact: Rev. Senji Kanaeda 206-780-6739 or 206-724-7632(cell.) kanaedasenji@gmail.com
Nipponzan Myohoji Temple 6154 Lynwood Ctr. Rd, NE Bainbridge Island WA 98110

Sponsors of this annual Interfaith Peace Walk include the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order,
Catholic Workers, Ground Zero Center For Nonviolent Action for Peace, Lake Forest Park for
Peace, Indian people Organization for Change(CA), Veteran For Peace (ME & the others),
Footprints for Peace(OH, Australia).

“Many people don’t know war.” An African American veteran, Allen Nelson, who was sent to Vietnam as a Marine Corp soldier said this many times. He becomes an avid peace activist and said that people who don’t know war don’t know what wars really are, unlike US veterans, innocent victims in Vietnam and Iraq, people who died or were seriously burned in the Hiroshima & Nagasaki bombings, indigenous people who were stripped of all they had, and even people like an actor, John Wayne and others who were “down wind” of nuclear testing here in the US and Bikini atoll and were exposed to radiation that caused their deaths many years later. The politician who created this vicious cycle would never become victims. Given our history, if we never experience wars in our life time, we are fortunate.

“Wars & catastrophe are closer than you think: yet wisdom or super medicine that would help us avoid wars are also within our reach.”

The 20th century was called the century of wars, but the 21st century has never been more peaceful than its previous times. Many people are desperately searching medicine to cure our hunger for wars; this medicine has been prescribed by Buddha, Christ, our ancestors, our own grandparents, retired soldiers, and even young children in our neighborhood for a long time. Why doesn’t this medicine fix the problem of people in power?

“This will be the 13th peace walk in Pacific Northwest. We walk, listen, share the voices of survivors.”

For the last 12 years, we have been walking in OR, WA, CA, NM, & BC. Our tie to the Marshallese community in Salem has been strengthen through walking and praying with them. The steps that we take are small, just like a ripple in a pond, but it is certainly a way to reach the peaceful outcome on the earth. We will walk about 15 miles a day. Participants walking even one day, one hour, or talking at our evening potluck are all welcome. Bring personal gear and smile with you! “The smallest contributions gratefully received.”


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Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk

Honoring MLK’s Dream January 14-18, 2016 Investing in Peace and Justice; defeating Racism & Militarism

Every step is a prayer for peace. This annual peace walk is an opportunity for all people to walk, live and learn together in a nonviolent, spiritually-motivated action. Peace walkers will average about 13 miles per day. We welcome all who are sincere in walking and communing in harmony and nonviolence. Walkers can join for an hour, a day, or the entire walk. We will spend evenings with communities on the route, singing, conversing, watching documentary films, and relaxing. We appreciate any contributions of food, water or accommodations.

Walkers will gather on the evening of Wednesday January 13 at the Nipponzan Myohoji dojo on Bainbridge Island to meet each other and spend the night. The walk starts on January 14. The route will include Bainbridge Island, Ground Zero, Indian Island, Port Townsend, Port Julia/Sklallam, Kingston, Edmonds and Seattle.

The schedule may change with conditions so please check in with us if you are joining at any point.

Jan. 13 Wed. evening- Gather at Nipponzan Myohoji Dojo, Bainbridge Island
Jan 14 (Thurs) 8:30 am=-Bainbridge Island to Ground Zero ( some driving/ 12-14 miles)
15 Friday 9am- start Indian Island; walk to Port Townsend (12.7mi)- overnight in PT
16 Saturday 8:30 am- (start tbd) To Point Julia and Kingston: overnight in Kingston
17 Sunday- 7:55 am ferry to Edmonds; walk starts 8:30 to LFP or Seattle (overnight in Seattle)
Jan 18 Monday11:30 am -Join Ground Zero and community members for Martin Luther King Jr. Day march through Seattle

For more information contact:
Senji Kanaeda Ph:206-780-6739, 206-724-7632(cell) senji@nipponzan.net
Gilberto Perez Ph: 206-419-7262 gzperez@juno.com

Nipponzan Myohoji Bainbridge Island Dojo
6154 Lynwood Center Rd. NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

The Peace Walk occurs just before the 70th anniversary of UN Resolution 1 (1) which calls for ‘the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction.’ UNFOLD ZERO is promoting the anniversary as a time to act for nuclear abolition. The Nipponzan Myohoji Bainbridge Island Dojo endorses the Joint Statement of Legislators and Religious Leaders for a Nuclear Weapon Free World.


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