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Archive for December, 2007

Tenri University Establishes Tenri EU Studies Association (TESA)

Tenri University recently founded Tenri EU Studies Association (TESA), with Dr. Hideaki Sakamoto, professor of Russian Studies at Tenri University, as its first president. TESA’s mission is to research European and Eurasian affairs. To mark the founding of the association, a commemorative lecture was given on December 6 at the Tenri [...]

Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps in Taiwan Conducts Training Camp

Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (TDRHC) in Taiwan, which is the only formally organized overseas corps, conducted a leaders’ training camp at Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in Taiwan on November 10-11.
TDRHC in Taiwan was provisionally organized immediately after a major earthquake hit Taiwan in 1999. The corps was dispatched to heavily [...]

800th Session of Shuyoka Begins

December 1 marked the start of the 800th session of Shuyoka, the three-month Spiritual Development Course held in Jiba. A session has begun every month for the last 66 years since its inception in April 1941 when it was established to replace the six-month Tenri Seminary Special Course (Bekka). Anyone who [...]

Taiwan Women’s Association Holds 30th Anniversary Convention

On November 18, the Taiwan Chapter of the Women’s Association, which is slated to celebrate its 30th anniversary next year, welcomed Tenrikyo Women’s Association President Harue Nakayama and held its 30th annual convention at the mission headquarters in Taipei. A total of 630 participants gathered for the event. Following the performance [...]

Reading the Kakisage

Reading the Kakisage

This book presents a commentary on the Kakisage by Yoshikazu Nakayama, author of My Oyasama, as well as a dialogue in which he discusses the Kakisage with Tahichi Shiba, former head minister of Harunohi Branch Church.
The Kakisage is a transcript of God’s words that is given to new Yoboku on the day they receive the [...]

Tenrikyo Mission Center in the Philippines Marks Its 20th Anniversary

On December 2, Tenrikyo Mission Center in the Philippines held a service commemorating the 20th anniversary of its founding. With Overseas Department Head Yoichiro Miyamori attending as a guest of honor, 161 followers gathered for this memorable occasion and spiritedly performed the service in unity of mind.
After the commemorative service, Rev. [...]