Lantern Floating Festival 2016

On Saturday 30th July, an audience of more than 900 people – comprising local families, mixed-faith groups, and the Deputy Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Rachael Lake – gathered for a traditional Shinnyo Buddhist Lantern Floating Ceremony. 

Lantern Floating is a beautiful, tranquil and inclusive rite which allows people to gather to express gratitude to all that has come before us.  In turn, we believe this togetherness can transcend differences, and helps build peace, understanding and hope in our society.

Originating in the ancient Japanese Buddhist custom of remembering our friends and loved ones who have passed away, the floating of lit lanterns traditionally offers a moment for reflection and appreciation.

Lantern Floating Festival 2015

2015 Lantern Floating Festival was held on Saturday 25th July.  

WHAT IS SHINNYO LANTERN FLOATING ? 

Originating in the ancient Japanese Buddhist custom of remembering our friends and loved ones who have passed away, the floating of lit lanterns traditionally offer a moment to express our gratitude to them.

Shinnyo lantern floating is a ceremony not only to contemplate our own lives as one link in a chain of countless others who came before us, but also to encourage those living today to find ways to create peace and hope for ourselves and others.

Lanterns are symbols of our own inner light; remembering our potential to empower others and create a hopeful and brighter future. 


Open Day & Lantern Floating Festival 2014

Moments captured from the Open Day and Lantern Floating Festival held August Bank Holiday. Over 400 people gathered for both Open day and Lantern Floating Festival. 

We would like to express our thanks to all those who joined us and participated throughout the day. 

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Open day & Lantern Floating Festival

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What is Lantern Floating in Shinnyo-en?


School visit : Coloma Catholic School Croydon

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Thames Cleaning

The youth members of Shinnyo-en UK, has initiated a group to clean River Thames under the guidance/training of Thames 21 . This has now involved into a whole sangha event. 

 

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