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Archive for April, 2004

Yoboku’s Guide to Tenrikyo

Yoboku’s Guide to Tenrikyo

This book is a translation of Yoboku handobukku, which was compiled by Doyusha Publishing Company with the purpose of providing a resource for Yoboku to understand the teachings and practices of Tenrikyo. This 172-page book comprises the Mikagura-uta (the Songs for the Service), the Cornerstones of the Teachings, the Cornerstones of Practice, appendices including telephone [...]

Church Headquarters Announces New Personnel

Both Directors-in-Chief Reappointed
Honbu-in Tomoo Itakura, 66, and Honbu-in Masahiko Iburi, 61, received sanction on March 26 as the Director-in-Chief of Religious Affairs and the Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs, respectively. Rev. Itakura is serving his second term, and Rev. Iburi his third term.
Director-in-Chief Itakura was born in 1938 and received the Truth of [...]

4,800 Students Participate in Spring Pilgrimage and Pledge Themselves to Spiritual Growth

The Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba, cosponsored by the Students Association and the Students Advisory Committee, was held at the Home of the Parent on March 28. Under the theme “Let us return to Jiba with friends, while taking to heart the intention of the Parent,” over 4,800 high school, technical [...]

March Monthly Service Duly Performed

The March Monthly Service of Church Headquarters was solemnly performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding.
On the morning of that day, the Home of the Parent was bathed in warm spring sunshine in contrast to the rainy weather on the previous day. Among the large number of [...]

Three-day Course 1 Launched at the Home of the Parent

Three-day Course 1 was launched this month as part of the new instructional system being developed by the Education and Nurture Department during the current season leading up to the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama. This new training course offers instruction in the basic teachings of Tenrikyo and is intended only for [...]

80,000 Assemble to Celebrate Oyasama’s 206th Birthday Under Clear Blue Skies

The Oyasama Birth Celebration Service was conducted at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters on April 18 to commemorate the 206th birthday of the everliving Oyasama, our beloved Parent who guides us toward the Joyous Life for all humankind. Great numbers of followers, including many from overseas, returned to the Home of the Parent [...]