Celebrate London - November 2018 - Peace Pagoda Battersea Park SW11

Celebrate London - November 2018 - Peace Pagoda Battersea Park SW11

01-11-2018

THE PEACE PAGODA 

BATTERSEA PARK, SW11

The Peace Pagoda was presented to Londoners by the Venerable Nichidatsu Fuji (nicknamed 'Guruji' by Ghandhi). Guruji stated that 'Civilisation is not to kill human beings, not to destroy things, not make war; civilisation is to hold mutual affection and to respect one another'. Following Hiroshima, he pledged to build pagodas worldwide as shrines to peace. Completed in 1985, weeks after Guruji died at 100, the pagoda features statues representing significant stages of Buddha's life.

Bective Leslie Marsh