Shinnyo-en announces it will host an unprecedented Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace in Central Park on Sunday, September 22, 2013, the day before the United Nations General Assembly. This Lantern Floating will bring together thousands of New Yorkers and international visitors to focus on peace at a pivotal time when heads of state are gathered at the United Nations. Shinnyo-en is the Buddhist organization responsible for Lantern Floating Hawaii, one of the largest and most moving Memorial Day observances in the country, which attracts 40,000 people to float lanterns in remembrance of loved ones who have passed away.
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