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Archive for December, 2006

Boys and Girls Association Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

On November 25, a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Boys and Girls Association was conducted in Dining Hall 3 in the presence of the Shinbashira and his wife, as well as the former Shinbashira. The ceremony–which was attended by some 630 people including Director-in-Chief of Religious Affairs Zentaro Tanaka, [...]

Tenrikyo participates in Interreligious Youth Meeting in Assisi

The Interreligious Youth Meeting was held in Assisi from November 4 to 8 in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Day of Prayer for Peace. The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue organized the meeting with the aim of passing on the spirit of Assisi to the younger generation under the [...]

Joyous Life Lectures Held in Europe

Between November 11 and 19, Joyous Life Lectures were held at four venues in three European countries. The lectures, which were sponsored by Tenrikyo Overseas Department, introduced the basic teachings of Tenrikyo, targeting those still new to Tenrikyo and its teachings.
Serving as the lecturer was Rev. Yoshihiko Shirokihara, head minister of [...]

Tenrikyo Nepal Renrakusho Celebrates 40th Anniversary

On November 11, the Shinbashira and Mrs. Harue Nakayama attended the service commemorating the 40th anniversary of Tenrikyo Nepal Renrakusho in Kathmandu. Despite the tense political situation Nepal currently faces, 363 followers attended the service–some coming from as far away as Pokhara City, which is 140 kilometers (87 mi.) from the [...]

November Monthly Service Performed

The November Monthly Service was conducted on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
At 9:00 A.M., the Shinbashira and the other Service performers left the Staff Quarters to pay respects at the Foundress’ Sanctuary and the Memorial Hall before proceeding to [...]