A Deeper Look
The term “saisho” refers to the all-encompassing power of awakening that transcends all boundaries, manifested by our desire to do good for others.
The saisho ceremony is an invitation for us to look into the self on a profound level so we can let our individual goodness shine through. Officiated by Her Holiness Shinso Ito, the Head of Shinnyo-en, this ceremony sparks the joy of acting for the well-being of others by bringing together our prayers for the past, present, and future.
A History of Praying for Peace
The first saisho event was held in 1992 towards realising founding master, Shinjo Ito’s wish of bringing peace to the world. Envisioned to foster harmony and deepen dialogues, the saisho ceremony has since been celebrated in many parts of the world including Japan, France, Taiwan, Germany, and the United States.