Home Our Area Willen Peace Pagoda

Peace Pagoda

may eternal peace prevail on earth

Built by the monks and nuns of the Nipponzan Myohoji, this was the first Peace Pagoda to be built in the western hemisphere and enshrines sacred relics of Lord Buddha. A thousand cherry trees and cedars are planted on the hill around the Pagoda in remembrance of the victims of all wars. They were donated by the ancient Japanese town of Yoshino, famous for the beauty of its cherry blossom.

The Pagoda is a sanctuary and permanent refuge for all beings. It is built to further humanity’s quest and prayer that the world may be saved from nuclear annihilation.

7 August 2023
Last Updated
7 August 2023