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Archive for March, 2017

2017 Graduation Ceremonies Held in Jiba

Graduation season in the Home of the Parent came to an end on March 22 with Tenri University’s commencement. This year a total of 2,065 students graduated from 11 schools and institutes around Jiba ranging from kindergarten to university.
Tenri University
Tenri University conducted its graduation ceremony on March 22 for both undergraduate and graduate degrees [...]

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 [...]

College Division of the Students Training Course

College Division of the Students Training Course

This year’s College Division of the Students Training Course was held at the Home of the Parent from March 3 through 9. A total of 516 university, junior college, graduate school, and technical school students assembled from various parts of the country to participate in the course. Through this weeklong training [...]