Over the years, a growing number of people from outside Japan have become involved with the practices and activities of Byakko Shinko Kai.
At the heart of our overseas network are people from around the world who have graduated from the Nana Maru program of study and training offered by Byakko Shinko Kai. They are joined by graduates of the International Lecturer program, as well as Byakko supporting members living overseas.
Many of these individuals have started Byakko satellite groups in their home countries. These groups are independently organized and run, and provide the perfect venue for interested persons to learn about the spiritual tools offered by Byakko, such as the Divinity INs (mudras), handwritten mandalas, the peaceful breathing technique, and other practices. From time to time, satellite groups also hold workshops, retreats, mandala exhibits, and other events. The groups are a wonderful way to be part of a community that is actively contributing to the ongoing shift in humanity’s consciousness.
New people are always welcome in Byakko satellite groups, and they can make whatever level of commitment they wish to, learning at their own pace. If they are interested, they can work toward completing the Shinjin training program.
The people who make up Byakko’s overseas network also play an invaluable role in promoting and expanding the annual Symphony of Peace Prayers celebration. In addition, many satellite groups hold prayer gatherings to coincide with the various ceremonies taking place at Fuji Sanctuary.
Working in their own cultures and languages, the Nana Maru graduates and International Lecturers are an excellent source of information about the work and vision of Byakko Shinko Kai. Below is a list of people in various countries who may be contacted for more information about Byakko Shinko Kai and gatherings taking place in different parts of the world. You may also contact us at Fuji Sanctuary anytime.
The following is a partial list of Byakko contacts outside Japan:
Jenny Funston, Geelong, Australia (main contact in the Australia/Pacific region)
Silvana Bennachio, Geelong, Australia
Babs O’Connor, Brisbane, Australia
Thomas Teniswood, Triabunna, Tasmania, Australia
Rosalind Gregg, St. Helens, Tasmania, Australia
Mario Toots Fungo, Sorsogon, The Philippines
Elena Becu, Mercedes, Uruguay (main contact in Latin America)
Andrea Solana, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hiroko Atkins, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nicole B. Cressiot, Nantes, France (main contact in Western Europe)
Jacek Kozlowski, Jelenia Gora, Poland (main contact in Eastern Europe)
Danuta Stopienska, Gdansk, Poland
Caterina Putignano, Taranto, Italy
Sonoko Tanaka, Tolentino, MC, Italy
Katharina Brocke, Findhorn, Scotland, UK
Sheila Michie, Lincoln, UK
Sylvia Johannsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Angelika Schutzinger, Missen-Wilhams, Germany
Nao Fukiko Valente, Seattle, USA
Gail White, Bothell, WA, USA
If you would like to get in touch with any of our overseas contacts, please use the contact us form, and we will forward your inquiry or message to the appropriate person.