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Archive for October, 2010

Tenri University and Marburg University Commemorate 50 Years of Exchange

Tenri University and Marburg University (Philipps University of Marburg) held an international symposium with the theme “Purification: Religious Transformations of Mind and Body” at Tenri University from September 18 to 20, commemorating the 50th anniversary of academic exchange between the two universities.
Tenri University’s ties with Marburg University―which was founded in [...]

Tenrikyo Nioigake Day

Fragrance of the Teachings and Joy of Faith Sprinkled Widely throughout the Country
This year’s Tenrikyo Nioigake Day was observed between September 28 and 30, wrapping up the month that Tenrikyo Mission Department annually designates as the month to emphasize and promote nioigake, or sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings. This three-day period [...]

September Monthly Service Performed

On the 26th, Church Headquarters conducted its September Monthly Service in the Main Sanctuary, with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. Japan experienced record high temperatures this summer, with many parts of the country being hit by extreme heat even in September, but morning and evening temperatures began to drop during [...]

Education and Nurture Department Announces Program Details for Minister Preparatory Course

Tenrikyo Church Headquarters’ Education and Nurture Department has annouced program details for the Minister Preparatory Course, which is to be launched in January 2011. This program represents a revision of the present Head Minister Qualification Course One, which is designed to qualify participants to be registered as ministers (kyoto). The [...]

Tenri Association for Taiwan Studies Holds 20th International Conference

On September 10 and 11, the Tenri Association for Taiwan Studies―an academic association headquartered at Tenri University―held its 20th international conference at National Taiwan University and Chinese Culture University, both of which are located in Taipei, Taiwan. Tenri University President Masahiko Iburi and ten scholars from the university participated in [...]

Hinokishin School Marks 30th Anniversary

On September 25, Hinokishin School marked its 30th anniversary by holding a commemorative event in Dining Hall 3. Honored by the presence of the Shinbashira, the ceremonial portion of the event drew 734 people including those who had participated in courses organized by the school. In addition to reconfirming the meaning [...]