Passing away of Reverend Gyosei Handa
Reverend Gyosei Handa of Nipponzan Myohoji Monastery in Milton Keynes passed away on 21 August 2007 in an accident while cutting lawns at his temple (Peace Pagoda). He was killed while using ride-on lawnmower. He was the chief monk at Peace Pagoda in Willen in Milton Keynes.
He had devoted his whole life in working to promote peace all over the world. His funeral was held on Sunday 26 August 2007.
The Nipponzan Myohoji temple in Willen, Milton Keynes was built in 1980 and was the home to the first Buddhist Peace Pagoda built in the West.