Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation to Host Interfaith Memorial

Interfaith COVID-19 Memorial and Healing through Meditation, Prayer, Music

Saturday, May 23 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Live via Zoom

Admission: Free

The Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York is hosting an interfaith memorial on Zoom. As this Memorial Day weekend, it is time to remember our loved ones and all the people who have lost their lives. This service will let us cultivate our mind of peace, compassion, and healing through meditation, prayer, and music.

Led by Ven. Dr. TK Nakagaki, organizers invite you to join with pen and paper to write the names of the people who lost their lives as a result of COVID-19, as well as those who are suffering at this moment from the coronavirus. Create your own sacred and secure place, with your meditation cushion and a candle.

Zoom Information


Zoom ID: 7375983 6218
Password: 9y20et

This event is free, but if you would like to make a donation, please visit Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation’s website.

Interfaith Prayer Guests

Buddhist: Ven. Dr. TK Toshikazu Kenjitsu Nakagaki (Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York)

Christian: Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb (World AWAKE)

Hindu: Guru Dileepkumar Thankappan (World Yoga Community)

Muslim: Imam Muhammad Shahidullah (Interfaith Center of USA)

Featured Musician

Masayo Ishigure is an internationally recognized koto and shamisen player. Ishigure moved to New York City in 1992 and has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall-Weill Recital Hall, BAM, Merkin Hall, Asia Society, Japan Society, Metropolitan Museum, Symphony Space, and other venues in the New York City metropolitan area. She has performed at the Smithsonian Institute and was a guest artist with the San Diego Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

In 2015, she had a performance of “Melody of Japan (Koto to Opera)” at the Kennedy Center. In 2005, she was a recording artist alongside Yitzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and others on the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack of the movie Memoirs of a Geisha. The Japanese Consulate awarded her the 2016 Consul General’s Commendation.

Ishigure has taught at Columbia University since 2010 and offers private lessons in New York City and Washington, D.C.


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