12.7 Closing Ceremony • Buddhist March, Fast and Vigil to Decommission San Onofre
via Gene Stone
We will have a closing Ceremony at 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Friday Dec 7 with our Buddhist guests on the beach just north of the San Clemente pier, please plan to attend.
SAN CLEMENTE PIER Metrolink/Amtrak Station
615 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente, CA 92672
Inland Empire-Orange County Line
Orange County Line
Southbound: 5 Fwy South, exit Avenida Palizada; turn right on Ave. Palizada; turn left on El Camino Real; turn right on Del Mar.
Northbound: 5 Fwy North, exit Avenida Presidio; turn left on Ave. Presidio; turn right on El Camino Real; turn left on Del Mar
Parking: Good Reference = http://san-clemente.org/
I spoke w/ City of San Clemente and confirmed following info.
Street Parking is limited and METERED.
Metrolink/Amtrak Station Parking Lot has 144 spaces / 2 handicapped spaces (4 additional handicap parking spaces nearby beach); $1.50 per hour.
San Clemente Pier Bowl Parking, on Avenida Del Mar just north of Metrolink/Amtrak Station Parking Lot has numbered parking spaces and is free before 10am and after 5pm; between 10a-5p = $1.50/hr. HOWEVER, Time starts from when you pay the machine, so you need to pay for ALL the hours you expect to be parked there. Note your parking space number and go to one of the two automated Pay Machines. The machine accepts bills up to $10 and credit cards. Carefully read the instructions to make sure you pay only for the ammount of time you plan to be parked in the space.
ROSE (Residents Organized for a Safe Environment) and the Peace Resource Center of San Diego are pleased to announce that four Buddhist monks, one from Washington state along with three others (from different parts of the country) will be coming to walk from Dana Point to San Onofre. They will then sit for 6 days in front of the plant and fast.
Please come and join us in prayer and action in the peaceful & nonviolent way.
All are invited to join this nonviolent action. You can join in the walk from Dana Point to San Clemente Pier (all or part of the walk) and join in the fast as well (all or part). After they fast, we already have a place for them to break the fast and stay for a couple days to rest.
We encourage individuals to come and also welcome groups who might like to come.
Important! The walk will start in the Dana Point Harbor parking lot on November 30 at 9 A.M. and walk the 7 miles to San Clemente Pier. This is estimated to take 2-3 hrs. Please join us for all or part of the walk, remember to bring water. If you cannot walk with us please plan to join us at San Clemente Pier state at the arrival time of Noon for the start of the prayers and ceremonies.
We will need to raise money to pay for the Buddhist's campsite and some other expenses related to this event. Any amount that you can give will be appreciated! Donations to support the Buddhist March and Vigil can be made online through the Peace Resource Center of San Diego
Please indicate on the drop down donation function that your donation is for Shut San Onofre. All donations made through the Peace Center are tax-deductible as allowable by law.
From the Buddhist monks: "The name of our Japanese Buddhist order is “Nipponzan Myohoji”. We follow especially “Lotus Sutra” among various kinds of Buddha’s teachings. That is similar to “All life is sacred or all my relations” what Native people pray for. When we walk and pray outside we always chant our sacred word “NA MU MYO HO REN GE KYO” with beating of the scared drum."
11/30 Fri. Walk to San Onofre
12/1 Sat. Rohachi Fasting 1st Day 7am-5pm (San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station)
2 Sun. 2nd Day 7am-5pm
3 Mon. 3rd Day 7am-5pm
4 Tue. Breaking Fast (4th Day)
5 Thu. 5th Day 7am-5pm
6 Fri. 6th Day 7am-5pm
7 Sat. Breaking Fast(7th Day)
8 Sun. Jodo-e Celebration (Buddha’s Enlightened Day) Move to LA
9 Mon. Rest Day
10 Tue. Peace Walk in LA
11 Wed. Move to San Luis Obispo
12 Thu. Walk from San Luis Obispo/Morrow Bay to Diablo Canyon
Please spread the word about this event to your friends! Depending on how many people want to join them in walking we may need to have a van and water to drive along with them, but we can work that out when we have some idea of how many folks want to join in.
Please check back for details and schedule as as they are added!
Residents Organized For a Safe Environment (ROSE)
Peace Resource Center of San Diego