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Archive for August, 2015

2015 Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba

2015 Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba

Tenrikyo Church Headquarters hosted the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba between July 26 and August 4 under the new theme “Spreading smiles! Help each other!” in the hope that children would learn to help one another through the event and feel the joy of helping others and that their joyous smiles would spread in the Home [...]

First Memorial Service Performed for Third Shinbashira

On June 24, the first memorial service for the third Shinbashira, Zenye Nakayama, who passed away for rebirth on the same day of last year at the age of 81, was conducted at Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. The service was attended by a total of about 3,600 followers including family [...]

Oyasato Seminar 2015

Oyasato Seminar 2015

The 2015 Oyasato Seminar began on July 10 with English Courses I and III as well as the Chinese and Portuguese courses, drawing a total of 61 participants from eight countries and regions: Brazil, Canada, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and the U.S. mainland.
The seminar is an annual summer event originally launched in [...]

Followers from Overseas Spend Three Months in Spiritual Development Course in Jiba

Followers from Overseas Spend Three Months in Spiritual Development Course in Jiba

Every year, many followers not only from within Japan but also from overseas attend Shuyoka, the Spiritual Development Course, to learn to lead their lives based on the teachings. In this season leading up to the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama, a total of 65 students from 13 overseas countries and regions completed the 888th session [...]

Mission Center in Mexico Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Mission Center in Mexico Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

On May 17, Tenrikyo Mission Center in Mexico conducted its 30th anniversary service in the presence of the Shinbashira, his wife, and Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama with the participation of approximately 380 people. The guests of honor from Japan also visited two churches and a mission station in Mexico on May 15 and 16.
In 1979, the [...]

July Monthly Service Performed Joyously

July Monthly Service Performed Joyously

The July Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted at the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. In the prayer, the Shinbashira referred to the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba and said: “We are hoping that as many members of the Boys and Girls Association as possible will return [...]