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Archive for December, 2014

Symposium Held to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii

Symposium Held to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii

Having celebrated its 60th anniversary in May this year, the Mission Headquarters of Hawaii held a commemorative symposium at a local hotel on November 22. This symposium was designed to provide local followers with an opportunity to realize the preciousness of the teachings of the path and, thereby, to enhance their pride and confidence as [...]

This Month’s Message: Habits of Thought

Oyasama once told a follower:

“Change your habits and temperament.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 123
Imagine that you are a child who has gone to school with a smear of peanut butter on your face. Others look at you and snicker. You have no idea what is going on. You seem to be the only one who does [...]

Mission Headquarters in Taiwan Commemorates Its 80th Anniversary

Mission Headquarters in Taiwan Commemorates Its 80th Anniversary

On November 15, the Mission Headquarters in Taiwan conducted the service to commemorate its 80th anniversary in the presence of the Shinbashira, his wife, and Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama. [...]

November Monthly Service 2014

November Monthly Service 2014

On November 26, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted the November Monthly Service in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. After expressing his gratitude for the boundless love that constantly guides us along the path of spiritual growth, the Shinbashira said in the Service prayer: “With only a little over one month left [...]

Joyous Life Lectures Held in Overseas Countries

Joyous Life Lectures Held in Overseas Countries

The Joyous Life Lecture was held at a Tenrikyo center in Nepal on September 6. The lecturer was Rev. Mitsuzo Nakanishi, chief of the Overseas Department’s Asia I section. The center—which was opened in the city of Kathmandu in 1966 with Rev. Ryoji Omukai as the first head and whose current location commands a good [...]

Followers in Overseas Countries Increase Their Efforts towards the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama—Pre-anniversary Activities in Europe and Colombia

Followers in Overseas Countries Increase Their Efforts towards the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama—Pre-anniversary Activities in Europe and Colombia

The Oyasama 130th Anniversary Yoboku Gatherings came to an end in June. Now well into the second half of the pre-anniversary season, Yoboku and followers are proactively increasing their efforts in salvation work in various parts of the world. What follows is the Tenri Jiho newspaper’s report on activities at the Europe Centre and the [...]