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  • March 2017 Monthly Service

    March 2017 Monthly Service

    The March Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
    The Shinbashira began the Service prayer by expressing gratitude for God the Parent’s constant blessings. He then said: “All of us church head ministers and other Yoboku are constantly working to convey [...]

  • 2017 Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba

    2017 Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba

    On March 28, this year’s Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba, cosponsored by the Students Association and the Students Advisory Committee, was held in the Home of the Parent under the slogan “Let us nurture ourselves to become Yoboku who will lead the next generation.” Honored by the presence of the Shinbashira, his wife, and Successor-Designate [...]

  • 23rd Graduation Ceremony for Tenrikyo Language Institute

    23rd Graduation Ceremony for Tenrikyo Language Institute

    Tenrikyo Language Institute (TLI) held its 23rd graduation ceremony on March 8 in honor of 64 graduates (Japanese Language Department, 44; Oyasato Fusekomi Department, 20). They were from 17 countries and regions [...]

  • February 2017 Monthly Service

    February 2017 Monthly Service

    The February Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
    In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira expressed appreciation for God the Parent’s love that constantly protects and nurtures all people day and night. He then said, “We Service performers as well as [...]

  • Women’s Association Announces Its Guidelines and Plans for 2017

    Women’s Association Announces Its Guidelines and Plans for 2017

    On January 27 and 28, Tenrikyo Women’s Association held a seminar for the chairwomen of directly supervised chapters and diocese chapters at Moya 38 with an attendance of 249 people.

Today’s Verse

Hereafter, however serious an illness there may be, I shall save you all by the Breath and the Hand Dance. (XII:50)

March 2017 Monthly Service

March 2017 Monthly Service

The March Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
The Shinbashira began the Service prayer by expressing gratitude for God the Parent’s constant blessings. He then said: “All of us church head ministers and other Yoboku are constantly working to convey [...]

2017 Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba

2017 Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba

On March 28, this year’s Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba, cosponsored by the Students Association and the Students Advisory Committee, was held in the Home of the Parent under the slogan “Let us nurture ourselves to become Yoboku who will lead the next generation.” Honored by the presence of the Shinbashira, his wife, and Successor-Designate [...]

23rd Graduation Ceremony for Tenrikyo Language Institute

23rd Graduation Ceremony for Tenrikyo Language Institute

Tenrikyo Language Institute (TLI) held its 23rd graduation ceremony on March 8 in honor of 64 graduates (Japanese Language Department, 44; Oyasato Fusekomi Department, 20). They were from 17 countries and regions [...]

February 2017 Monthly Service

February 2017 Monthly Service

The February Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira expressed appreciation for God the Parent’s love that constantly protects and nurtures all people day and night. He then said, “We Service performers as well as [...]

This Month’s Message: Buds Sprout from Knots

Oyasama often said:
“Buds sprout from knots.”
The Life of Oyasama, p. 142

There are times when things go so wrong that we feel at a loss as to what to do next.
At such times, we begin to see who we really are. For example, we might realize that we were arrogant enough to believe that we had [...]

Tenrikyo’s Way of Thinking and Living: Three Positions of Oyasama

The Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters centers around Jiba, and to the north of it stands the Foundress’ Sanctuary, which is dedicated to Oyasama. The two Sanctuaries are connected by the Corridor.
Tenrikyo followers refer to the Foundress, Miki Nakayama, as “Oyasama,” a word written with two Chinese characters meaning “the Parent of the Teaching.”
To [...]