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Archive for March, 2008

Overseas Seminar for Successors Underway

Overseas Seminar for Successors Underway

Participants at the Mission Center in Thailand (Feb. 17)

The Overseas Seminar for Successors, sponsored by the Overseas Department in conjunction with the Seminar for Successors in Jiba, is now taking place around the world. The first session was held in the U.K. last August, and four other sessions were held by the [...]

Students Training Course Attracts 593 College Students

Students Training Course Attracts 593 College Students

Participant giving a roadside speech in Osaka (Mar. 7)

The College Division of the Students Training Course was held at the Home of the Parent from March 3 through 9. The weeklong training course provides participants with opportunities to deepen their faith by learning and implementing the teachings together with fellow students, [...]

February Monthly Service Performed

February Monthly Service Performed

Followers attending the Monthly Service in front of the South Worship Hall (Feb. 26)

The February Monthly Service was joyously conducted on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. The Shinbashira began the service prayer by thanking God the Parent for the warm parental care we receive [...]

2008 Graduation Ceremonies Held in Tenri

2008 Graduation Ceremonies Held in Tenri

Tenri High School’s Day Course

Principal Shigehiko Iburi presenting diplomas for Tenri High School Day Course graduates (Feb. 22)

Tenri High School’s day course conducted its graduation ceremony on the morning of February 22 in Tenri University’s gymnasium, located directly in front of the high school. Guests at the ceremony included the Shinbashira as [...]

Translation Conference Held

The English Translation Conference was held at the Mission Headquarters in America from March 3 to 6 under the sponsorship of the Translation Section of the Overseas Department. The purpose of this conference was to discuss and examine a translation of Ofudesaki Kogi (Lectures on the Ofudesaki)–authored by Yoshinaru Ueda–which is [...]

Working to Purify My Own Mind

This is a translation of an article written by Mankichi Nakamura, former head minister of Fukube Branch Church, for Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.”
What do you think this path is about? It is to cleanse the heart of everyone in the world.
Ofudesaki XVI:57

It has been 25 years since [...]