The One Humanity Institute (OHI) is a global institute without walls represented with a Center located in Oświęcim, Poland, next to Auschwitz.
On June 11, 2023, we planted a Peace Pole in the Garden, a 15-minute walk from the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. The exact location is the backyard of the organization ONE HUMANITY INSTITUTE where NINA and DOMEN are active.
This trip to the Auschwitz was a three-day mission to transform darkness into light in Auschwitz, with an intention of prayer and divine spark.
On the first day, each of the participants looked at themselves, they looked at the darkness within, then they let go of it and transformed it into light.
In the morning of the second day, each participant quieted his or her mind through prayers, poems, andmeditation. We also had a chance to introduce Divine spark IN and prepared the visit to Auschwitz with a prayer for “May Peace Prevail on Earth” world peace. In the afternoon, all the participants carried out their mission to enter Auschwitz as a medium of light and experience the place as a divine spark.
On the third and final day, we planted a Peace Pole in the backyard of ONE HUMANITY INSTITUTE, a 15-minute walk from Auschwitz.
Shortly before planting the Peace Pole, each of us reflected on our experiences and wrote our thoughts and messages we wanted to convey to the next generation on a mandala. These were then tied together with ribbons and placed inside the Peace Pole with their hopes and prayer.
At the ceremony to plant the Peace Pole, Yuka explained the activities of May Peace Prevail On Earth International( MPPOEI), and then each person stood in front of the Peace Pole and had time to pray and put their thoughts into it.
Finally, the group formed a circle, joined hands, meditated, and had a quiet moment. Then they prayed three times in unison for peace in the world, in Poland, and in each of us, and the ceremony ended with great love.
Rika Saionji Yoshikawa
May Peace Prevail on Earth
Fuerte Architechs Stolarska ul.5 32 400 Oswiecim Poland
The Peace Pole is an 8-language, 4-sided pole made in Allanton, Scotland
English, Japanese, Polish, German, Hebrew, French, Ukrainian, and Russian.