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The Second Anniversary of the "The Great East Japan Earthquake" (Englisch)

To all our Soto Zen friends around the world
Dear Sir, Madam

April 1st, 2013

We would like to thank you and convey our profoundest gratitude for all the first year memorial services of "The Great East Japan Earthquake" and all the prayers for the revival of the region to be a fast as possible.

March 11th, 2011: 14:46
Already two years have pasted since "The Great East Japan Earthquake". And for many years to come, it is an instant that will not be forgotten.

Thanks to concerted help from around the world Sotoshu is working to restore the devastated areas and help the disaster victims.
It will be hard to bring those affected areas back to the level they were before the terrible earthquakes and tsunamis, and we might need to seek new ways to accomplish this. But we must as before strive to meet all challenges head on, transmit the teachings and supporting all beings.
We would like to thank you again for your support and help. We are sure that your prayers and the sound of the bells tolling have been reaching and comforting all the people affected by the great east Japan earthquake.

Sincerely,
President of Sotoshu

Koichi Sasaki

Pray for JAPAN - We are always with you!

Los Angeles, Zenshuji at 14

Los Angeles, Zenshuji at 14
Memorial service at LAPD

Memorial service at LAPD
Milan, Ensoji at 14:46

Milan, Ensoji at 14:46
Sao Paulo, Busshinji

Sao Paulo, Busshinji

Message from the President of Sotoshu

The Second Anniversary of the "The Great East Japan Earthquake" - A Request for a Memorial Service and Tolling of Temple Bells -
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The First Anniversary of the "The Great East Japan Earthquake"

The First Anniversary and memorial service of the "The Great East Japan Earthquake"