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Archive for February, 2009

Spring Grand Service Draws 80,000 People

On January 26, the Spring Grand Service commemorating the day when Oyasama withdrew from physical life on the lunar calendar date of January 26, 1887, was solemnly performed in the Main Sanctuary at Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. A total of 80,000 followers returned to Jiba from [...]

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Spring Grand Service 2009

I would like to express my deep appreciation to all of you for giving your time and energy in your daily lives to the work of the path in your part of the world and for returning to Jiba for today’s Spring Grand Service despite the cold weather. As I want to [...]

Tenrikyo Associations Announce Their Guidelines and Plans for 2009

Women’s Association
Tenrikyo Women’s Association held a seminar for chairwomen of directly supervised chapters and diocese chapters on January 27 and 28 with an attendance of 265 chairwomen. The participants renewed their resolve for the major juncture of the association’s 100th anniversary next year. At the seminar, it was stated that the [...]

Lecture Held in Taiwan Introducing Ikoi-no-Ie Hospital’s Whole-Person Medicine

On December 14, 2008, Dr. Takanobu Imanaka, former assistant director of Ikoi-no-Ie Hospital, gave a lecture entitled “Living, Becoming Ill, and Dying with a Sense of Well-Being” in Taipei, Taiwan. Hosted by the Asia-Pacific Cultural, Economic, and Academic Foundation in collaboration with Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in Taiwan, the lecture drew [...]