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Archive for October, 2004

The Fragrance of the Teachings Sprinkled in a Unity of Mind

Tenrikyo Nioigake Day was observed from September 28 to 30, when Yoboku and followers throughout Japan engaged in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings. Since the year 2002, which marked the 70th anniversary of the activity, efforts have been made to distribute Tenrikyo leaflets to every household in the country by [...]

Tenri Kyoko Gakuen High School to Be Established

Tenri Seminary Corporation is now in the process of reorganizing its high school system. The two existing high schools–Tenri Seminary High School and Tenri Oyasato High School–are going to be consolidated into a new high school to be called Tenri Kyoko Gakuen High School. The announcement was made on June 27 [...]

Earth-carrying Hinokishin to Conclude on October 31

The construction for the westward expansion of the Sanctuary precincts, which began in June 2003, has made greater-than-expected progress thanks to the sincere efforts of all followers. The earth-carrying hinokishin will, therefore, conclude five months ahead of schedule, with a closing ceremony to be held on October 31 with the attendance of [...]

Head Minister Qualification Course Two Held

Three overseas students took part in Head Minister Qualification Course Two, held at the Home of the Parent from September 27 to October 19. The students (two from the United States mainland and one from Hawaii), who had completed Course One last month, sought to deepen their understanding of the teachings. [...]

September Monthly Service Performed

The September Monthly Service was performed in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters on the morning of the 26th. The Service began with the Shinbashira’s prayer in which he expressed appreciation for the constant blessings that God the Parent bestows upon humankind. He then quoted verse IX:7 of The Songs [...]

The Shinbashira and Mrs. Harue Nakayama Visit Hawaii to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii, located in Honolulu, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its establishment on September 18, with the presence of the Shinbashira and his wife. For the anniversary service, some 550 followers assembled not only from such Hawaiian islands as Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai, but also from the [...]