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This Month’s Message: Warmth and Love

Once a little boy of five or six who had dislocated his right wrist was brought to the Residence by his grandmother, and Oyasama said to him:
“Welcome home, dear.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 103

Childhood is a time when the values of social responsibility and caring for others are learned in a loving and affectionate environment. An [...]

Tenri University Forum Discusses Tenrikyo’s Overseas Mission in North America

On March 27, the eighth forum on Tenrikyo’s overseas mission, cosponsored by Tenri University’s Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion and Tenrikyo Overseas Department, was held at the university’s faculty building.
This forum—which was first held in 2000—is designed to provide an opportunity to reflect upon the history of Tenrikyo’s overseas mission and to [...]

March 2017 Monthly Service

March 2017 Monthly Service

The March Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
The Shinbashira began the Service prayer by expressing gratitude for God the Parent’s constant blessings. He then said: “All of us church head ministers and other Yoboku are constantly working to convey [...]

2017 Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba

2017 Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba

On March 28, this year’s Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba, cosponsored by the Students Association and the Students Advisory Committee, was held in the Home of the Parent under the slogan “Let us nurture ourselves to become Yoboku who will lead the next generation.” Honored by the presence of the Shinbashira, his wife, and Successor-Designate [...]

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 [...]