Shinnyo-En Buddhism


In September 2014 and 2015, thousands of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world gathered around the Milstein Reflecting Pool at Lincoln Center to build, dedicate and float Japanese paper lanterns, inscribed with messages of hope and peace.

LDJ produced and managed the event, curating an eclectic blend of entertainment and ancient ritual that combined Buddhist Priests with New York City Subway performers, featured an original score and performance by Misty Copeland, as well as performances by Laguardia Dance Ensemble, The Dalton School, Decadence and the Djembe African Drumming ensemble. All woven into an event that evoked the fabric of New York City itself.