Speaker: Maki Saionji Kawamura

Power of Prayer

Maki Saionji Kawamura is the Managing Director of Goi Peace Foundation in Japan, that brings “together people in wisdom, united in their hearts toward the common goal of peace on Earth” with events that have included the likes of Bill Gates and Nobel Laureates. She is also the Vice Chairperson of Byakko Shinko Kai, a 50-year-old organization that supports prayer as an instrument of social change.

Growing up in America and Germany, Maki’s high school experience of volunteering led her to pursue a career in medicine. After receiving an MD degree from Tokai University, she spent a year studying Eastern medicine before starting her practice as a pediatrician. That combination gave her profound insights not only into the human body but also into the curative capacities of the human mind and heart.

One of Maki’s greatest inspiration was her grandfather, Masahisa Goi, a Japanese poet and philosopher who started the movement for world peace through the universal peace prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth. She is equally inspired by her parents and two sisters. Being the oldest sibling, and mother of three daughters, she is innately draw to taking care of others – and feels deeply grateful to expand that love to serve the whole world. With her husband, also a medical doctor, Maki hopes to create a hospice, where people can transition in peace. “Connecting to our true essence is important not just to understand death, but also to understand life,” Maki often says.

Join us for a call with an open-hearted healer, a seeker of life's divine spark, and a person who seeks to be in constant service to peace on the planet.

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