Vigil of Remembrance, Meditation, and Commitment
Monday (8/5), 6 PM
Monday (8/5), 6 PM
Tragedy has sadly come to our country and community again, with the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio. We felt it important to gather and pray for those lost and to pray for peace.
We will be gathering a the Peacemaker's Sanctuary at Onondaga lake where we have gathered before. We hope that the great peace that was once born on the shores of this holy lake will return.
Our service will be led by David Pasinski who has provided solace to many grieving with his work as a chaplain. Joining him will be Ralph Singh who many may remember for the healing he brought to our community through his example of forgiving those that burned down his temple Gobind Sadan (Central Square, NY) in a hate crime in the aftermath of 9/11. He recently wrote an editorial about bringing peace to children through his advocacy work with Wisdom Thinkers to develop a more compassionate world.
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With many of us angry over having to gather again to mourn and pray for healing after a mass shooting, we hope that our community's sanctuary will bring you consolation. The Peacemaker's Sanctuary has comforted many of us in challenging times. May it do so for you tomorrow.
BRING BUG SPRAY.
BRING A CHAIR IF YOU NEED TO SIT.
You can click on Directions for the Peacemaker's Sanctuary Onondaga Lake , or look below.
FOLLOW THE PINK TAPE ONCE YOU PARK YOUR CAR ON IONA AND CROSS THE RAILROAD TRACKS.
I-90 Thruway--Exit 39, Take 690 East
I-81--Take 690 West
From 690- Take exit 5 (Van Vleck-State Fair Blvd.) Turn left onto State Fair Blvd going towards Lakeland (turn right if you are coming from 690 East.) About a 1/2 mile down take a left onto Beach Str. (an Empower bank is on the right.) Continue till end, turn left and park car on Iona street.
Corner of Beach and Iona Streets in Lakeland Cross the RR tracks and walk over the foot bridge (over Rte 690) and take a left. From the foot bridge it is about 150-200 yards to the Sanctuary. The cinder path will connect with a paved path, bear left. About 120-200 feet on your right you will see a clearing with a bench and an overflow duct that gives the appearance of a stream. Total time 5 minutes from parking. Or take the long way, a 20-30 minute walk from parking lot for the John Haley Memorial trial- across from Long Branch Park.
Look for a bench that says "Peacemaker's Sanctuary."