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Archive for April, 2012

Large Number of followers Celebrate Oyasama’s 214th Birthday

Large Number of followers Celebrate Oyasama’s 214th Birthday

Approximately 70,000 followers, including many from overseas, returned to Jiba to celebrate the 214th birthday of the everliving Oyasama, “our beloved Parent,” on April 18. [...]

Installation Service for New Head at Philippines Center

Installation Service for New Head at Philippines Center

On April 1, the installation service for Rev. Makoto Hamada as the fourth head of Tenrikyo Philippines Center in Manila was conducted. The event, which was also the center’s April monthly service, drew about 110 people, including Overseas Department Head Yoichiro Miyamori and Asia I Section Chief Shoji Sato.
The service began at 1:00 p.m. The [...]

This Month’s Message: Honesty

Oyasama took three unhulled grains of rice in Her hand and then placed them one at a time in the palm of Izo Iburi’s hand, saying:
“This is early rising, this is honesty and this is work.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 29
Let us think about honesty. The importance of honesty is easy to understand even for children. [...]

Tenri Health Care University Opens

On April 3, Tenri Health Care University held its first ever entrance ceremony in the university’s auditorium in the presence of the Shinbashira. It was established by consolidating and reorganizing Tenri Nursing School and Tenri School of Medical Technology into a single university. The new university will assume the task of training nurses and [...]

Violinist’s Prayer for Reconstruction

On March 11, the Paris-based headquarters of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) hosted a tribute concert to remember and comfort the victims of last year’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami, as well as to express Japan’s gratitude to the world for support in the aftermath of the disaster. The violin soloist [...]

Seminar Held for 2012 Missionary House Recruits

Seminar Held for 2012 Missionary House Recruits

On March 29 and 30, a preliminary seminar for new residents of missionary houses was held in the Home of the Parent. A total of 79 new recruits (61 men and 18 women) from various age-groups and backgrounds will devote one year to sprinkling the fragrance and engaging in salvation work while living at 14 [...]