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Archive for March, 2012

The Measure of Heaven: The Life of Izo Iburi, the Honseki

The Measure of Heaven: The Life of Izo Iburi, the Honseki

The Measure of Heaven presents an English translation of Ten no jogi: Honseki Iburi Izo no shogai, which was published in 1997 by Tenrikyo Doyusha Publishing Company. This English version was published in 2012.
Chapter titles:
1. An Abridged Biography
2. From Embracing the Faith to Becoming the Honseki
3. Izo as the Honseki
4. The Honseki’s Church Visits
5. Various [...]

The Shinbashira Attends Tenrikyo Colombia Center’s 40th Anniversary

The Shinbashira Attends Tenrikyo Colombia Center’s 40th Anniversary

On March 11, Tenrikyo Mission Center in Colombia conducted the service to commemorate its 40th anniversary in the presence of the Shinbashira Zenji Nakayama. A total number of 420 Yoboku and other followers attended. [...]

Prayers of Remembrance and for Recovery: A Memorial Service and Concert Commemorating 3/11

A year has passed since that fateful day. Commemorative ceremonies were held on March 11 not only in the hardest-hit prefectures of Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi but also throughout Japan. Tenrikyo members not only provided gagaku music for several ceremonies but also hosted memorial services of their own, such as one organized by Iwate Diocese [...]

474 Young Followers Seek the Path in the Students Training Course

474 Young Followers Seek the Path in the Students Training Course

The College Division of the Students Training Course was held in the Home of the Parent from March 3 to 9. Under the theme “Inquire into the origin and pave the way for tomorrow,” the course attracted from all parts of Japan a total of 474 participants—consisting of university, junior college, graduate school, and technical [...]

2012 Graduation Ceremonies Held in Tenri

2012 Graduation Ceremonies Held in Tenri

Tenri High School’s Day Course
On February 22, Tenri High School’s Day Course held its 64th graduation ceremony in the school’s multipurpose gymnasium, honoring 399 graduates (228 boys and 171 girls).
Principal Shigehiko Iburi gave words of encouragement in his address. “Always set your standards high and live your lives with an unbreakable will,” he said, adding, [...]

This Month’s Message: Because People Like You

Oyasama says:
“Because people like you, God also likes you.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 87, “Because People Like You”
One day, a grandmother spreads beans on a square floor cushion and says to her grandson: “Why don’t you pinch and lift the center of the cushion?” When the boy does as she says, all the beans roll off [...]