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Archive for September, 2010

Tenrikyo Europe Centre Marks the 40th Anniversary

Tenrikyo Europe Centre reached a significant milestone on September 5, when it celebrated its 40th anniversary in the presence of the Shinbashira and his wife, Mrs. Harue Nakayama. Drawing 238 people from 12 countries, the anniversary was marked with a special service and a party. Those who could not find seats [...]

August Monthly Service Performed

On August 26, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted its Monthly Service in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. As Japan experienced an unusually hot summer, this day was another hot day with a high reaching 35°C (95°F).
After expressing appreciation to God the Parent for the daily blessings, the [...]

High School Division of Students Training Course Draws More than 1,400 Students

The High School Division of the Students Training Course was held at the Home of the Parent from August 9 through 15 with a total of 1,405 participants from all over Japan. Following the format used in previous years, the students were divided into groups according to the number of times [...]

From Selected Works of Kosetsu Masuno (1890―1928)

Forgetting Is Hard
Our mind cannot truly settle when thoughts and worries are present in it. In terms of faith, we prevent ourselves from understanding the truth of the teachings by trying to understand it from the perspective of our own ideas, knowledge, and experience, and consequently we fail to embrace what [...]

Six Students Successfully Complete Head Minister Qualification Course I

The Head Minister Qualification Course One was held at the Home of the Parent from August 27 to September 14. This course is designed to train and nurture prospective ministers (kyoto) who have a heightened awareness of being Yoboku and a strong sense of mission and who aspire to work for [...]

Students from Taiwan Make Annual Pilgrimage to Jiba

The Students Association of Taiwan organized its annual Students’ Pilgrimage from August 16 to 27 with the participation of 36 students. While the participants were in the Home of the Parent, they were able to learn about the teachings through such activities as doing corridor-cleaning hinokishin and crossing the Jusan Pass [...]