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Agents of Tranquility

Grafton pagoda, peace activist Jun-san Yasuda to mark anniversary

The Peace Pagoda in the town of Grafton, built on land donated by Hank Hazelton, is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Saturday.
Photographer: Bill Buell
The Peace Pagoda in the town of Grafton, built on land donated by Hank Hazelton, is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Saturday.
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First-time visitors to the Grafton Peace Pagoda are often struck by the sense of serenity in that remote section of eastern Rensselaer County. Those who have the time and are looking for a quiet place for prayer and introspection won’t be disappointed. And if they’re really lucky, they meet Jun-san Yasuda and experience another layer of earnest tranquility. “I’m amazed at her peaceful, all-embracing demeanor,” said Jim Fulmer, a member of the Saratoga Peace Alliance. ...

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