‘International Peace Day’ Celebrated At Buddhist Temple

The NJ Buddhist Vihara once again hosted International Peace Day on May 20.

International Peace Day was celebrated May 20 at the NJ Buddhist Vihara on Route 27.

The event is an annual one, in which members of different faith traditions are invited to the temple to pray and meditate.

We were live from the event for a short time:


The event was co-sponsored by NJ Rotary, the NJ Lions, the Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition and Friends of Nepal-New Jersey.

“Personally I feel that spirituality and service go hand-in-hand to support our communities,” Mahesh Chitnis, the past district governor of the Lions Club International, said. “In today’s era, beyond basic needs, the world is becoming so anxious that we need that mental peace.”

“Events such as this one bring  that in,” he said. “It’s not about one faith, you can practice whatever you believe in, through that you support yourself, you become happy and that helps you to serve people and make the community happy.”


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