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Archive for March, 2017

23rd Graduation Ceremony for Tenrikyo Language Institute

23rd Graduation Ceremony for Tenrikyo Language Institute

Tenrikyo Language Institute (TLI) held its 23rd graduation ceremony on March 8 in honor of 64 graduates (Japanese Language Department, 44; Oyasato Fusekomi Department, 20). They were from 17 countries and regions [...]

February 2017 Monthly Service

February 2017 Monthly Service

The February Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters 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 constantly protects and nurtures all people day and night. He then said, “We Service performers as well as [...]

This Month’s Message: Buds Sprout from Knots

Oyasama often said:
“Buds sprout from knots.”
The Life of Oyasama, p. 142

There are times when things go so wrong that we feel at a loss as to what to do next.
At such times, we begin to see who we really are. For example, we might realize that we were arrogant enough to believe that we had [...]

Tenrikyo’s Way of Thinking and Living: Three Positions of Oyasama

The Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters centers around Jiba, and to the north of it stands the Foundress’ Sanctuary, which is dedicated to Oyasama. The two Sanctuaries are connected by the Corridor.
Tenrikyo followers refer to the Foundress, Miki Nakayama, as “Oyasama,” a word written with two Chinese characters meaning “the Parent of the Teaching.”
To [...]

Boys and Girls Association Announces New Activity Guidelines and Concrete Goals for 2017 at Leaders’ Meeting

On January 27, the Boys and Girls Association leaders’ first meeting of the year was held in Dining Hall 2, drawing 1,739 participants—including heads of directly supervised chapters and diocese chapters as well as members of the nurturing committees of those chapters.
The meeting began with an address by the Shinbashira, who also serves as president [...]

Women’s Association Announces Its Guidelines and Plans for 2017

Women’s Association Announces Its Guidelines and Plans for 2017

On January 27 and 28, Tenrikyo Women’s Association held a seminar for the chairwomen of directly supervised chapters and diocese chapters at Moya 38 with an attendance of 249 people.