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  • Young Men Association’s 92nd Convention

    Young Men Association’s 92nd Convention

    On October 27, the Young Men’s Association held its 92nd convention in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters. Blessed with warm autumn weather, the convention drew approximately 11,000 association members from all parts of Japan as well as overseas.
    At 10:00 a.m., Association President Daisuke Nakayama escorted the Shinbashira, his wife, and other guests into the [...]

  • Autumn Grand Service 2016

    Autumn Grand Service 2016

    On October 26, the Autumn Grand Service commemorating the Teaching’s day of origin was performed in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. This Service commemorates October 26, 1838, the day when God the Parent received Oyasama as the Shrine of God in order to “save all humankind.”
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  • The Boys and Girls Association Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

    The Boys and Girls Association Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

    On September 25, Tenrikyo Boys and Girls Association held a gathering to commemorate its 50th anniversary in the presence of the Shinbashira, his wife, and Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama.

  • September 2016 Monthly Service

    September 2016 Monthly Service

    The September Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
    The Shinbashira began the Service prayer by expressing gratitude for the boundless blessings through which God the Parent, out of deep parental love for all human beings, constantly watches over us and [...]

  • Tenrikyo Representatives Attend International Meeting for Peace in Assisi

    Tenrikyo Representatives Attend International Meeting for Peace in Assisi

    From September 18 to 20, the International Meeting of Prayer for Peace was held in Assisi, a city located in central Italy, drawing approximately 500 religious leaders, researchers, and government officials from many parts of the world.

Today’s Verse

Whatever I may work, I shall work all things according to your mind of sincerity. (VI:134)

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Autumn Grand Service 2016

May I express my sincere appreciation to you for attending today’s Autumn Grand Service for the 179th year of the Teaching in such great numbers. Having concluded the performance of the Service, I would like to take this opportunity to share some of my thoughts with you. May I, therefore, have your attention for a [...]

Young Men Association’s 92nd Convention

Young Men Association’s 92nd Convention

On October 27, the Young Men’s Association held its 92nd convention in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters. Blessed with warm autumn weather, the convention drew approximately 11,000 association members from all parts of Japan as well as overseas.
At 10:00 a.m., Association President Daisuke Nakayama escorted the Shinbashira, his wife, and other guests into the [...]

Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama Engaged to Nobue Kamikawa

At a meeting of Honbu-in (Church Headquarters executive officials) held after the evening service on October 25, it was announced that Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama was engaged to Miss Nobue Kamikawa, the second daughter of Shuji Kamikawa, a staff minister of Kawaramachi Grand Church, and his wife, Emiko. The schedule for the wedding ceremony and related [...]

Autumn Grand Service 2016

Autumn Grand Service 2016

On October 26, the Autumn Grand Service commemorating the Teaching’s day of origin was performed in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. This Service commemorates October 26, 1838, the day when God the Parent received Oyasama as the Shrine of God in order to “save all humankind.”
From [...]

Tenri University to Open the Graduate School of the Study of Religion

Tenri University will launch the Graduate School of the Study of Religion (Master’s program) in April 2017.
The newly established program is designed to foster a broad perspective on and an accurate understanding and knowledge of the religions of the world—including Tenrikyo.
Building on this university’s long years of research in religious studies, language education, and area [...]

This Month’s Message: The Long Way Around

Oyasama once said to someone who had come asking for help after having been to many places to pray:
“You have come the long way around. What a pity! You could have met all those gods if only you had come here.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 10

Let’s take a moment to consider how people generally come to [...]