Every year on New Years Day, the Buddhist Association of the United States gathers dignitaries together to pray for world peace.

On Jan. 1, Fr. Tom Orians, SA, along with participants from a New Year’s Eve retreat at Graymoor, joined representatives from others faiths, including Islam, Judaism, and Baha’i. In this video, Fr. Tom prays for peace as part of a program that included remarks, prayer, and chanting at the Great Buddha Hall of the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY.