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Archive for March, 2003

Tenri Sankokan Museum Receives Award

Sankokan Museum, reopened on its present site in November 2001, is one of only several public institutions recently commended by Nara Prefecture for having achieved a high level of barrier free accessibility.
In 1997 Nara Prefecture passed a municipal ordinance designed to promote barrier free environments and has since given annual commendations [...]

Hinokishin School Symposium Discusses the Teaching of “A Thing Lent, A Thing Borrowed”

On February 25, Hinokishin School held a symposium at the Home of the Parent to discuss the teaching of a “thing lent, a thing borrowed”–the teaching that the human body belongs to God, whose body is the entire universe. The event, attended by 260 people, provided a helpful perspective on the [...]

Prison Chaplains Meet in the Home of the Parent

Tenrikyo Federation for Prison Chaplains held a seminar at Tenri Yotokuin Children’s Home on February 25. This seminar is held annually in the Home of the Parent. It aims at enriching correctional educational activities by providing an opportunity for prison chaplains to study together and exchange their thoughts.
This year, Warden Naoki [...]

February Monthly Service: Sermon Urges Sharing the Teachings with Confidence

Tenrikyo Church Headquarters’ February Monthly Service was performed on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding.
In the prayer, the Shinbashira first expressed his gratitude to God the Parent for God’s daily blessings. He then said: “We have successfully completed Church Headquarters’ official visits to directly supervised churches, which started last November following the [...]

Laughing Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

A recent research study has found that watching Manzai comedy significantly lowered blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. The study was conducted by Mind-Heart and Gene Research Group, established last year by the Foundation for Advancement of International Science (based in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture). The representative of the research [...]

Training Course Draws 440 College Students

Tenrikyo Church Headquarters sponsored the University Division of the Students Training Course from March 3 through 9 at the Home of the Parent, drawing 440 college students from all over the country. This weeklong training course provides university, junior college, and technical school students with an opportunity to learn about the [...]