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Archive for August, 2005

Meeting for Teachers Held in the Home of the Parent

The 48th Meeting for Teachers Who Nurture the Mind, formerly called “Tenrikyo Teachers Meeting,” was held in the Home of the Parent on August 7 and 8. Nearly 400 teachers, former teachers, and others concerned with education came from all over the country to participate. The meeting is held every summer [...]

July Monthly Service Performed Joyously

Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted its July Monthly Service on the 26th at the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding.
Due to the approaching typhoon Banyan, it started to rain on the previous night and continued to rain through the Service. Despite the weather, a large number of followers returned to the Home of [...]

Work on the Westward Expansion of the Sanctuary Precincts Now Completed

Nine months after the end of earth-carrying hinokishin that was an earlier phase of this project, the construction for the westward expansion of the Sanctuary precincts has now been completed. On July 22, the Shinbashira walked in the newly expanded west Sanctuary precincts, thereby formally marking the completion of the work. [...]

Overseas Pilgrimage Groups Return to Jiba

Pilgrims from overseas participating in the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba made an invaluable contribution to the children’s festival by adding an international flavor to it and offering an excellent opportunity to understand the teaching that all people are brothers and sisters as the equal children of God the Parent. [...]

Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba Draws 260,000 from Many Parts of the World

The annual Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba was held between July 26 and August 4, this year once again under the theme “Gratitude, Joy, Hinokishin.” During this 10-day period, more than 260,000 children and adult leaders, including some 544 from 18 overseas countries and regions, returned to the Home of the Parent. [...]