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Rev. Teruo Takemoto Funeral Service

Events Jul 5, 2013

Rev. Teruo Takemoto, former head minister of Stockton Church and head of the Missionary House at America Dendocho, passed away for rebirth. Transfer of Spirit Service was held at Fukui Mortuary on July 3 (Wed) from 1:30 pm Funeral Service will be at Dendocho on July 5 (Fri) from 7:30 pm I would like to […]

Three Years, One Thousand Days…

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Events Jan 27, 2013

So it has begun, our trek for our spiritual journey towards the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama has begun! Are you ready?! It\’s January 26, the day when Oyasama hid her physical presence, so three years from today, is her 130th Anniversary! Ten years ago, I hardly thought about the 120th Anniversary. This day came and went like any other day. This time I want it to be different; I don\’t want to let this go by and I really feel like a lot of people will have some regret that they didn\’t put in the effort when they could have.

I hope within the period of \”three years, one thousand days\” I will accomplish something and maybe with this reminder, I hope you will too.

The Yutatsu – Wiki Links

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Events, Publications Dec 7, 2012

After some thought, I probably won\’t make the \”Weekly Wiki\” a weekly feature since we don\’t get a lot of articles in very frequently and we might end up with multiple weekly wiki\’s in a row, which could get redundant. At the TR Tower, we aim for quality over quantity, but at the moment, we could probably use more articles. If you are interested in contributing, please don\’t hesitate to contact us.

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.

Seven Athletes with Tenri University Ties to Compete in the London Olympics

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Events, Japan Jul 17, 2012

Seven athletes with ties to Tenri University will be competing in the 2012 London Olympics, which will begin on July 27. Three others from Tenri U. will serve as either coaches or referees.

“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).

Wear Red on Oyasama’s Birthday (April 18)!

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Events, User Participation Apr 14, 2012

Christians have Christmas, the Jewish have Hanukkah, what do we have? The distinctly important Tenrikyo events held every year are: the New Year\’s Service, Spring Grand Service, Anniversary of Oyasama, Children\’s Pilgrimage to Jiba, and the Autumn Grand Service. And of the five, I would say that Oyasama\’s Anniversary is regarded as the most important given that on every 10th year, Tenrikyo followers gear up and put in extra effort to have followers return to Jiba from a few years prior.

“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”

More Doyusha Videos on KOG

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Events, Japan Aug 6, 2011

A couple more videos (in Japanese only) about the Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba (Kodomo Ojiba Gaeri or KOG) have been posted on the Tenrikyo Japanese website.