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Archive for July, 2011

2011 Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba Begins

2011 Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba Begins

The Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba began on the afternoon of July 26 after the July Monthly Service. This year’s theme is the same as last year’s: “All people are brothers and sisters. Let’s return to the Home of the Parent.” The event will last 10 days until August 4. Children from across the globe will [...]

July 2011 Monthly Service

July 2011 Monthly Service

The July Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding. The day also marked the opening day of the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba. Children, members of the Boys and Girls Hinokishin Corps, and escorting staff wearing various matching T-shirts stood out in the Sanctuary [...]

This Month’s Message: Face It Squarely

Oyasama says:
“You must not change your heart. You must not let go of this string at any cost.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 199, “Just One”
In the life of any of us, a situation could arise where problems, including health disorders, occur one after another with devastating consequences, giving rise to the thought “I can’t cope anymore.”
A [...]

2011 Oyasato Seminar Begins

2011 Oyasato Seminar Begins

The 2011 Oyasato Seminar—a summer program that teaches high-school-age participants from overseas about the faith—began on July 10. Sixty-seven participants from four countries will spend the next two weeks in Jiba immersed in the path.
The Oyasato Seminar was first launched in 1984 as a program to nurture successors of the faith living outside Japan. The [...]

The Shinbashira Attends 60th Anniversary of Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in Brazil

The Shinbashira Attends 60th Anniversary of Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in Brazil

On June 12, Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in Brazil—located in the city of Bauru—conducted the service to commemorate its 60th anniversary in the presence of the Shinbashira and his wife, Mrs. Harue Nakayama. [...]

June 2011 Monthly Service

June 2011 Monthly Service

The June Monthly Service of Church Headquarters was conducted on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding.
The day turned out to be a sunny spell during the rainy season. The high temperature in northern Nara Prefecture reached 34°C (93.2°F). A clear blue sky stretched above Oyasato and the Sanctuary precincts while white [...]