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August 2020

Hiroshima / Nagasaki Days of Remembrance

75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings

There are 3 events (each one lasts about an hour):

Hiroshima Memorial Ceremony

Thursday August 6th - 7:30 am

at the Lake Harriet Peace Park

Nagasaki Memorial Ceremony

Saturday, August 8th - 7:00 pm

at the Global Harmony Labyrinth at Como Park

Healing Meditation for Peace

Sunday, August 9th - 10:00am

(provided by Miracles for Peace)

at the Global Harmony Labyrinth at Como Park

(August 5th Tea Ceremony will not be done this year due to social distancing issues)

Here is a detailed list of the events:

On this 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,

the Minneapolis St. Paul Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Committee (HNCC) will hold three in-person commemoration events,

with partial recordings placed online.

In-person events, August 6, 8, and 9. 

Bring a lawn chair, wear masks and observe social distancing.


Hiroshima Commemoration - Ceremony of the Cranes

Thursday, August 6 at 7:30 am

Lyndale Park Peace Garden

Music by Kathleen Olsen and Mary Preus

“100 Seconds to Midnight” speech by Jay Kvale

“Sadako and the 1000 Cranes” told by Elaine Wynne and Sage Curry Wynne

Bell ringing by Vets for Peace, Chapter 27

Moment of Silence at 8:15 am

Peace Ribbon: Minnesota


Nagasaki Commemoration

Saturday, August 8th at 7:00 PM

Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park, St. Paul

Music by Greg Herriges

Greetings from Nagasaki

“On that Summer Day”

“A Bowl Full of Peace” by Caren Stelson

Moment of Silence

Peace Ribbon: Minnesota


Healing Meditation for Peace

Sunday, August 9th at 10:00 AM

Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park

Provided by Miracles for Peace

Event happens rain or shine.

Bring a chair, water, a mask, optional: a bell. 

If not wearing a mask, sit 6 feet apart from others - observe social distancing.

The meditation will begin at 10:00am, plan to arrive around 9:45am.

This will be a guided healing meditation with pauses of silence for

reflection and integration.  

It will first focus on releasing war trauma - we all carry traumas that we

have inherited from ancestors through our DNA, from our personal 

experiences and those we have received through Collective Consciousness.

There will then be a guided healing meditation for the Souls affected

by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. 

The Healing Meditation ends with a Bell ringing at 11:02 am - this is an international ringing of the bells for peace promoted by Sister Cities International.

You are welcome to stay and continue to meditate or to walk the labyrinth.


Directions to the Global Harmony Labyrinth:

From Hwy 94, Lexington exit, travel north to Estabrook, turn left;

From Hwy 36, Lexington exit, travel south to Estabrook, turn right;

then just before you reach the conservatory area, the road veers to the right and becomes Nason Place; turn into the parking lot to the right;  at the other end of the parking lot there is a roundabout; take the sidewalk from the roundabout past the lily pond and go left on the second sidewalk and the labyrinth is on your right.


Elements of both the August 6th and August 8th events, including speeches and readings, will be pre-recorded, posted on Youtube (WAMM account), and linked on the Saint Paul – Nagasaki (https:/pages/ and WAMM Facebook  pages. This will allow those who are sheltering at home to enjoy the ceremonies.


SPNSCC has also been given a 15 minute slot on the HiroshimaNagasaki75 podcast titled “#StillHere: 75 Years of Shared Nuclear Legacy,” which will stream on August 6th and 9th. Our time slot will be on August 6 at 3 pm, and we will be sharing a recording of Caren Stelson reading from her new book “A Bowl Full of Peace.” The event page for this podcast can be found here:

The Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Committee offers these events to the community to encourage reflection on the past and hope for the future through action in the present.  It calls for the total abolition of nuclear weapons throughout the world as one measure of ensuring a just and lasting peace.

Partners include the Saint Paul – Nagasaki Sister City Committee,

Women Against Military Madness, Miracles for Peace, Peace Ribbon: Minnesota, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27


Related event:

Launch of A Bowl Full of Peace by Caren Stelson at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, on August 4 at noon.  Video of this event will be available through Landmark Center. 


Contact: 952.261.3891



September 11, 2020

Healing Terrorism

Details TBA if Social Distancing Issues are Resolved



Healing the Holocaust

Location and Date TBA






The Miracles For Peace Candle


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Group Healing Events


September 2019

Peace Is Possible Event

Lake Harriet Peace Park

SW Minneapolis



July 2019

Healing War Trauma

Rose Light Healing Office

SW Minneapolis


March 2019

Releasing Slavery

Metamorphosis Center


September 2018

Healing from 9-11 Terrorism

South Minneapolis 


April 2018 

Releasing Traumas of Slavery

North Minneapolis


November 2017 

Healing Experiences of War

for Veterans

at Unity Minneapolis




September 2017

Releasing Experiences of Prejudice and Discrimination 

at the Shangri La Festival in southern Minnesota


August 2016

Releasing Trauma of Slavery

in Uptown Minneapolis


March 2016

Releasing Cultural Prejudices

at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community Church


"I refuse to accept the view

that mankind is so tragically bound 

to the starless midnight of racism and war, 

that the bright daybreak of peace & brotherhood 

can never become a reality... 


I believe

that unarmed truth and unconditional love 

will have the final word."



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 



Important Dates



January is the anniversary month of

the Emancipation Proclomation, 

an act of Congress that provided for the freeing of slaves in most of the southern states in 1862

by President Abraham Lincoln. 

Slavery was abolished in all states with the

13th Amendment in December 1865.


January 27th

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

because the last concentration camp to be liberated was Auschwitz-Birkenau on this date




September 21st is the 

International Day of Peace




October 24th is 

Global Oneness Day