Oyasama once said:
“I wish to teach the world of things not to be found in learning, ancient things extending over nine hundred million and ninety-six thousand years.”
The Life of Oyasama, p. 118
After working long overtime hours, you cannot put work out of your mind as you trudge wearily home. “Was I born to live this [...]
Archive for October, 2012
On September 28, a reception commemorating the 50th anniversary of Los Angeles Tenri Judo Dojo was held at Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America. About 100 people attended the event. Guests included Honbu-in Yoshihiko Yasuno, vice president of Tenri Judo Association, and Takamasa Anai, who competed in the 100 kg weight class at the London Olympics [...]
This year marked the 80th year Tenrikyo Nioigake Day was observed. It was held between September 28 and 30 with the slogan, “Gratitude, moderation, mutual help—Let us convey the teachings to the world.” Nioigake Day first began as “Roadside Speech Day” in 1932. [...]
The Autumn Memorial Service was conducted on September 27 with the Shinbashira presiding.
The Memorial Service began in the Main Sanctuary with the reading of the prayer, which was followed by a performance of the Eight Verses of the Yorozuyo and the Twelve Songs.
The Shinbashira then proceeded to the Memorial Hall and read a prayer honoring [...]
The September Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters took place in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira thanked God the Parent not only for becoming openly revealed upon the arrival of the Promised Time and conveying the truth about human beginnings—which includes the [...]
Two followers residing in London took part in volunteer activities at the Olympic Games hosted in the capital between July 27 and August 12. There were also special activities organized by local followers as hinokishin and nioigake (sprinkling of the fragrance of the teachings). [...]