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Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011 Video on Youtube

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Programs, Tenrikyo Links Dec 5, 2012

The Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011 Youtube video (Japanese) was just published on November 29th, a few days ago. This video features a brief overview of the Convention and its history and featured unique contributors of the convention such as, Rev. Melvin Iwata, Kelly Turner, Kyle Kikuchi, and Kyle Kawasaki.

Prior to the 2011 Convention in Hawaii, there was a Young Men\’s Association Convention in 1974, 37 years ago at which had 1,200 participants. Rev. Iwata, an adviser for the Convention committee and a participant in the 1974 event, had explained that the 2011 Convention was the first time this kind of even was done completely in English and that the preparation and planning were put heavily on the shoulders on the people of Hawaii and collaborated with staff in US Mainland and Japan.

“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.

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.

“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”

Doyusha Video on THC 2011

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Events Jun 13, 2011

A news video (narration in Japanese only) has been uploaded on the Tenrikyo Japanese website. (Note: The video took some time to load before I was finally able to watch it)

Here is a translation of the narration:
The Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011 was held between May 28 and 30 at a hotel in Honolulu. It was attended by 320 English-speaking participants from seven countries.

TR Goes to the Convention

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Events Jun 12, 2011

From May 28th to 30th, the Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011 was held at the Hilton Hawaiian Villages Spa & Resort! The days\’ events and activities include speeches by local English-speaking church ministers and group discussion activities in which participants engaged with each other on personal levels to attain further insight and enhanced experiences. There was also the Luau which was the second evening\’s evening with dinner and fantastic entertaining performances by Big Jay & Riley, Halau Hula O\’Ku\’upuailima (a hula dance group), Yoki Daiko, and Layla Harrington, a Australian professional singer.

3 Reasons why you MUST attend the Convention

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Events Jan 25, 2011

With the months of the Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011 approaching I am anxious to see you near my hometown in Hawaii and speak with all of you! However, if you are still unsure about whether you should attend the Convention, I would like to share with you reasons, that I believe, why you absolutely MUST attend the Convention.

Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011

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Events Nov 27, 2010

Please be aware of the Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011 (THC).  It is the next biggest thing since the Tenri Forum 2006.  Unfortunately, the website for the forum was taken down, so we are not able to review the previous event’s content (yet).  However, the website for THC is up for your viewing! http://tenrikyohawaiiconvention2011.com In brief, […]

English Speakers Gathering 2010 in Tenri City

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Events Nov 27, 2010

Nov. 26, 2010 – The “English Speaker’s Gathering” was held on evening after the monthly service at the Jiba.  The event was held at the 38th Moya from 4:30pm to 8:00pm.  The event consisted of 4 English-speaking regional “status updates” and a dinner with the repeated encouragement to attend the Tenrikyo Hawaii Convention 2011 in […]