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Archive for July, 2010

Tenrikyo UK Centre Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

On June 6, Tenrikyo UK Centre in Hendon, London, celebrated its 10th anniversary in the presence of Rev. Yoichiro Miyamori, head of Tenrikyo Overseas Department, and Rev. Yoshinori Tanaka, head of Tenrikyo Europe Centre located in Antony, a suburb of Paris. A total of 96 people attended the service commemorating the [...]

Action Day for Heart-Clean Campaign Held

On July 4, Action Day for the Heart-Clean Campaign was observed at about 350 venues throughout Japan. As a core activity of the Young Men’s Association organized at a local diocese level, this campaign centers around clean-up hinokishin conducted in each district once a month. The purpose of this activity is to let participants share [...]

June Monthly Service Performed

The June Monthly Service was conducted on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding.
Because of the rainy season, which in this region began a week later than average, it rained continually, making it a wet and humid Service day. Among worshipers wearing rain gear, some [...]

Lecture Delivered by T. Imanaka, M.D., at Head Ministers Seminar in Oyasato

Salvation Work in Modern Society
The latest session of the Church Head Ministers Seminar in Oyasato, organized by the Education and Nurture Department, took place from June 27 to 29 in the Home of the Parent. Intended for church head ministers who have been in that position for three to five years and [...]

Tenri Environment Forum 2010 Raises People’s Awareness

The 2010 session of Tenri Environment Forum was held from June 9 to 20 in Tenri City. During the session, an exhibition highlighted some important environmental challenges and efforts in the areas of education, business, public sector policy, and community engagement. In addition, a symposium, a firefly watching evening, and a [...]

Scenery in Jiba Brings Insight into the Parent’s Intention

This is a translation of an article written by Hideo Ueda, head minister of Hontamachi Branch Church, for the Tenri Jiho newspaper’s column entitled “The Ofudesaki, My Companion along the Way.”
If only the mind is purified completely, there will be nothing but delight in everything.
Ofudesaki XIV:50

The above verse became one of my companion verses not [...]