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Archive for March, 2009

Mission Headquarters in South Korea Holds Its First Spiritual Development Course

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in South Korea held its first Spiritual Development Course from January 18 to February 17, making it the fourth mission headquarters to host the one-month course. This comes as the Mission Headquarters in South Korea prepares to celebrate the 100th year since its forerunner, Korea Missionary Office, was [...]

2009 Graduation Ceremonies Held in Tenri

Tenri High School’s Day Course

Tenri High School’s day course conducted its graduation ceremony in the presence of the Shinbashira on the morning of February 22 in the school’s new multipurpose gymnasium. This was the first graduation ceremony to be held in the new gymnasium, which was constructed as a part of [...]

February Monthly Service Performed

The February Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. On that day, the rain that had fallen over the previous few days had stopped, and spring sunlight broke through the clouds right before 9:00 A.M., just around the time when [...]

Tenrikyo Oceania Centre Launches Seminar in English

Tenrikyo Oceania Centre, located in Brisbane, Australia, held the first Oceania Seminar from February 21 to 22, drawing 19 local followers between the ages of 16 and 75. This seminar was organized because participants in the Oceania Seminar for Successors conducted last February requested that this kind of seminar be held [...]

South Korea Chapter of the Boys and Girls Association Holds First Convention

On February 1, the South Korea chapter of the Boys and Girls Association held its first convention at Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in South Korea with the participation of 611 followers including 300 association members. The chapter, which was established last May, aims to develop its activities with core emphasis on promoting [...]

617 College Students Nurture Their Minds in the Students Training Course

The College Division of the Students Training Course was held at the Home of the Parent from March 3 through 9. Through this weeklong training course–which included lectures, the practice of the dance and musical instruments for the service, missionary work, and group discussions–the students reflected upon their minds, looking squarely [...]