On January 27 and 28, Tenrikyo Women’s Association held a seminar for chairwomen of directly supervised chapters and diocese chapters at Moya 38 with 258 chairwomen in attendance. The association announced that its principal slogan for spiritual maturity remains unchanged from last year, “Let’s follow the Divine Model and become the foundation for the [...]
Archive for February, 2013
On January 29, Tenri University Oyasato Research Institute for the Study of Religion held a special symposium on the overseas mission in the university’s Faculty Research Hall. Under the theme of “Current Situations and Challenges of Tenrikyo Overseas Mission,” the three bishops of the mission headquarters in America, in Brazil, and of Hawaii, spoke about [...]
So many of you have returned to Jiba from near and far to attend today’s Spring Grand Service despite the very cold weather. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of you. Having duly been able to conclude the Service, I now want to share some of my thoughts with you. May [...]
Last year, 79 people entered missionary houses in 14 locations across Japan to spend a year sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings. Why did they choose to devote themselves to missionary work? What is on their minds now? This story covers a day in the life of a Hyogo Missionary House resident.
At 5:30 a.m.—this being [...]
The Spring Grand Service—which commemorates the lunar calendar date of January 26, 1887, the day when Oyasama withdrew from physical life—was conducted on January 26 in the Main Sanctuary at Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira Zenji Nakayama presiding as chief officiant. About 75,000 Yoboku and other followers returned from across Japan and overseas to the [...]