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“Dusts of the Mind and the Seated Service Part One” by Rev. Colin Saito

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Inspirational Nov 9, 2012

This article was pulled from the Origins of September 2012 which was the Mission Headquarters of Hawaii\’s August Monthly Service Sermon (pp. 5 – 10) and has been slightly edited with Rev. Colin Saito\’s approval. This sermon was originally a part of Rev. Saito\’s lecture, \”The Importance of the Service,\” presented at the Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011, but was removed due to time constraints. Rev. Saito had explained to me that this version has been modified many times before being presented as MHQ of Hawaii\’s August Sermon and realized the true reason why it was not part of his lecture in the Convention. Read on to find out.

Palette: Painting a Brighter Future by Michie Takeuchi

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Programs Oct 24, 2012

‘Creating a community’—That’s our goal. In fact doesn’t that go for any continent, any country and any region around the world? The name of such a community in Tenrikyo is called the Joyous life.

But to think big, we must start small. To think globally, we must first start at home.

We hope that in the future, the name of such a community in Europe will be ‘Palette’.

In my opinion, the mission in Europe is always faced with one main barrier—language. I couldn’t tell you exactly how many languages are spoken in Europe, but in the EU there are 23 official languages recognised. Currently, Tenrikyo has followers in The UK, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Belgium. That’s already 7 major languages in just 8 countries. You can probably see why this could be a problem.

However I believe that Europe’s weakness is also its strength. Being made up of such a variety of countries means Europe is a patchwork of different cultures, walks of life, outlooks on life, and most importantly different ideas. It is the mixing of such ingredients that can lead to innovation.

But first, you need a platform for it to all take place.

Enter …‘Palette’!!

Introduction to Yoki Daiko’s “Joyous Drumming” by Keiji Uesugi

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Programs Oct 1, 2012

Hi, everyone! My name is Keiji Uesugi, and I am the director of the taiko group Yoki Daiko, which is based at the Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of North America in Los Angeles, California (Dendocho). Yoki Daiko is a community music group that practices and performs traditional Japanese taiko along with contemporary interpretations of this dynamic […]

Reviewing the Sazuke “The Approach” by Rev. Owen Nakao

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Events Aug 9, 2012

Rev. Owen Nakao, the head of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, has graciously allowed us to post his lecture he presented at Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011. He was one of two speakers in the elective, \”Reviewing the Sazuke,\” a small workshop that aimed to help attendants increase their confidence in administrating the Sazuke on others.

“Hinokishin Day in Holland” by Yasmin Ben Malek

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Events Jul 26, 2012

Tenrikyo followers in the Netherlands?! Yes, the Path has been growing wider as missionaries have been going to different parts of the world working hard to sprinkle the fragrance of the Tenrikyo teachings and I was lucky to have met Yasmin Ben Malek while she attended the Tenrikyo Language Institute Japanese language course. When she returned home, I asked if she could send me photos of any activities that might happen in Holland and sent me photos of their participation in the annual All-Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day and told me a little bit about the Tenrikyo mission in her home country.

“Singable, Danceable Mikagura-uta” by Rev. Marlon Okazaki

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Events Jul 10, 2012

Rev. Marlon Okazaki of Tenrikyo Southern Pacific Church has kindly given his permission to post an edited version of the presentation he gave at last year\’s Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011. We recently just past the 1-year mark since its occurrence (May 28th – 30th, 2011).

“The Importance of the Service” by Rev. Colin Saito

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Events Feb 14, 2012

Rev. Colin Saito had stopped by the other day and passionately explained his understanding of the Yorozuyo to a few of us and described the true love of Oyasama in teaching us just that. Indeed he was very inspired to spread his words to others. So I asked if he could allow me to put his speech that he did for the Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011 in the “Study of the Service” section. He had kindly allowed me to do so. Just as I remembered at the Convention, I felt like I could feel the importance of the Service through his words. Reading it would probably not do justice, but it would be better than nothing.

His lecture is titled: “The Importance of the Service”

TCI Now Offers ESL Lessons for Adults by Michael Yuge

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Programs Nov 30, 2011

Tenri Cultural Institute (TCI) started teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) because we have been looking for ways to expand our programs. Up until now, our Japanese language classes for adults have been our most popular program averaging about 100 students a session. However, over the years, we have seen a slow decline in the amount of students taking our classes. (Currently there are about 70 adult students.) Several years ago, we started Japanese classes for children and that has become quite popular. We now have more children than adults taking Japanese classes.

Art Hinokishin Day by Day by Rev. Kuniharu Shimizu

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Faith Experience Nov 29, 2011

This morning again I uploaded a haiga (artwork inspired by haiku poem) on my blog. This has become my daily habit since about two years ago. My blog is about haiku, haiga, and haibun (prose with haiku). I write my own haiku poems and make haiga for them. But, mostly I make haiga for someone else’s haiku, for those written by haijin (haiku poets) throughout the world. And I call this endeavor \”art Hinokishin.\”