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Archive for December, 2013

This Month’s Message: Taste of Water

One day, when Oyasama’s daughter Kokan told Her that there was no rice left in the house, Oyasama said to her:
“When we drink water, it tastes of water. God the Parent has blessed us with exquisite gifts.”
The Life of Oyasama, p. 32
Life can involve very difficult situations. Yet this does not mean that life is [...]

Monetary Donation for Typhoon Relief in the Philippines

Monetary Donation for Typhoon Relief in the Philippines

The Overseas Department’s International Network for Mutual Help made a monetary donation to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines on November 8. On the 20th, the network donated 3 million yen through Tenrikyo Mission Center in the Philippines to a local foundation affiliated with the ABS-CBN, the biggest media conglomerate in [...]

Tenrikyo Events and Activities of 2013

Tenrikyo Events and Activities of 2013

As it is almost the end of the year, this article briefly touches on some of the various events of the past year, including pre-anniversary activities leading up to the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama.
All directly supervised churches received “Visits by Church Headquarters Officials”—which had begun in November last year—and subsequently conducted their own visits to [...]

November 2013 Monthly Service

November 2013 Monthly Service

The November Monthly Service was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira expressed appreciation for God the Parent’s love that guides people along the path of spiritual growth while helping them go through many a difficulty safe and sound. He said: [...]