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Archive for May, 2004

Tenrikyo Basics Course Held in Hokkaido

On May 2, Hokkaido Diocese sponsored Tenrikyo Basics Course with an attendance of 160 people. This was the first time the course had been held outside Jiba. The Basics Course was launched in April 2003 at the Home of the Parent as part of a new instructional system being implemented by [...]

April Monthly Service Joyously Performed

The April Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding. The blue sky stretching above the Home of the Parent contrasted sharply with the fresh greenery of the mountains to the east.
The Shinbashira, accompanied by the other Service performers, proceeded [...]

Tenri Ikoi-no-Ie Hospital Opens Kidney Dialysis Division

On April 3, the Medical Treatment Department of Tenri Yorozu-sodansho Foundation (Ikoi-no-Ie Hospital) celebrated the opening of the Kidney Dialysis Division, and newly set up the blood purification center at the renovated space formerly occupied by the Psychiatry Ward, which had moved to the Shirakawa Branch last summer. Dr. Izumi Amano, [...]

13th Seminar for Branch Chapter Chairwomen Draws 59 Overseas Participants

On April 20, the 13th Seminar for Branch Chapter Chairwomen was held under the sponsorship of the Women’s Association. It drew 59 participants from eight countries and territories, including the United States, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, and Taiwan.
The latest seminar, which was specifically designed for overseas chairwomen, was the concluding session [...]

Women’s Association Holds 86th Convention

The 86th Convention of Tenrikyo Women’s Association was held at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters on April 19, the day after the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service, with a turnout of some 50,000 members including many from overseas. Since this year marks the halfway point in the “three years, one thousand days” season leading [...]