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Archive for September, 2014

Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama Installed as Fifth President of the Young Men’s Association

On August 25, Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association held a special assembly—during which the Shinbashira announced his retirement from his position as the association’s president—and unanimously nominated Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama as the new president. Association Chairman Masanao Nakayama then visited the Shinbashira’s residence, where he asked the nominee to accept the nomination and obtained his consent. [...]

This Month’s Message: Understanding Others’ Pain

According to Oyasama, the divine voice within Her once said:

“You cannot save others if you live in a mansion with a stately gate.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 5
In Aesop’s Fables, there is a story that goes something like this: One day, a shepherd caught a pig, which squealed loudly and struggled to get free. At this, [...]

July Monthly Service Performed

July Monthly Service Performed

The July Monthly Service was duly conducted on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
On that day, high atmospheric pressure brought scorching heat to Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency announced that the temperature reached 35°C (95°F) at 231 of the 927 observation sites throughout Japan. [...]

Students from Overseas Cultivate Faith in Jiba

Students from Overseas Cultivate Faith in Jiba

Oyasato Seminar, sponsored by Tenrikyo Overseas Department, was held once again this summer in Jiba. The Chinese and Portuguese courses as well as English Courses I and III began on July 10 with a total of 53 students from seven countries and regions: Brazil, Canada, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. [...]