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Archive for November, 2003

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps in Taiwan Conducts Training

Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (TDRHC) in Taiwan, which is Tenrikyo’s only formally organized overseas corps, conducted its second training camp at a recreational facility in Taipei Prefecture on October 10-11. There, 29 local members, mostly corps leaders, were joined by four Disaster Relief Hinokishin Headquarters supervisors, who had been [...]

23rd Young Women’s Convention Brings 15,000 Together

The 23rd Young Women’s Convention was conducted in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters on November 3 under the sponsorship of Tenrikyo Women’s Association. This convention seeks to provide the younger members of the Women’s Association with an opportunity to gather together in the Home of the Parent in order to [...]

Tenrikyo Ichiretsukai Foundation Marks 75th Anniversary in the Presence of the Shinbashira

On October 18, a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Tenrikyo Ichiretsukai Foundation was conducted in the presence of the Shinbashira. This foundation originated from the profound intention of the second Shinbashira, the purpose of its establishment being to free the parents who are engaged in missionary [...]

Members Pledge Redoubled Efforts for 120th Anniversary

Some 17,000 members of Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association, who had come from both within Japan and overseas, assembled in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters on October 27 for their 79th annual convention and renewed their commitment to fulfilling their role as “pioneers of the path.” The convention, held under clear [...]

Sermon at the Autum Grand Service, October 26, 2003

Allow me to begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to you for coming in such large numbers to attend today’s Autumn Grand Service of the 166th year of the Teaching. As we have just finished performing the Service, I wish to take this opportunity to share some of my thoughts with [...]

The Autumn Grand Service of the 166th Year of the Teaching: The Shinbashira Calls for Concerted Implementation

The Autumn Grand Service was joyously performed in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters on October 26 with the Shinbashira presiding. This annual event commemorates the founding of the Teaching on October 26, 1838, when God the Parent received Oyasama as the Shrine of God and set out to teach [...]