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Spring Grand Service 2017

On January 26, the Spring Grand Service commemorating the lunar calendar date of January 26, 1887, when Oyasama withdrew from physical life in order to hasten the spiritual growth of humankind, Her children, was performed in the Main Sanctuary of Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
Roughly 65,000 Yoboku and followers from Japan [...]

Tenrikyo’s Way of Thinking and Living: Jiba is the Source of Our Faith

The Tenrikyo faith is inseparable from Jiba.
We are taught that Jiba is the place where humans were first conceived at the time of creation. Because of this causality, God the Parent descended there at the arrival of the promised time, settled Oyasama as the Shrine of God, and began the ultimate teaching for universal salvation.
It [...]

Students of Tenrikyo High Schools Become New Yoboku

Students of Tenrikyo High Schools Become New Yoboku

By receiving the truth of the Sazuke, 390 students of Tenri High School’s day course and 177 students of Tenri Kyoko Gakuen High School made a new start in their lives on January 9 and 13, respectively.

New Year’s Address by the Shinbashira (2017)

The Shinbashira delivered his New Year’s address at the New Year’s meeting of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted in the Assembly Hall following the evening service on January 4.
The meeting was attended by 709 participants, including resident staff members of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of dioceses, members of the Assembly, committee [...]

Mission Headquarters in America Holds the Annual Yoboku Gathering

On November 19, Yoboku Gathering was held at the Mission Headquarters in America in the presence of Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Zensuke Nakata, drawing a total of 175 participants including Yoboku and followers from various parts of the U.S. mainland and Canada. The gathering has been held for the past 16 years, aiming to encourage [...]

This Month’s Message: Freedom of Mind

Oyasama once told a young man who was visiting Her for the first time in order to thank Her for saving him:
“Go through life without erring. As long as you do not err, in the end, your happiness will exceed all bounds.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 103

We are like a sailboat that is navigating the ocean.
We [...]