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Message from International President

April 28, 2020

Dear members,

I hope all the members are doing well despite the struggles during this time due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. My thoughts are with everyone. In addition, I know there are members who are in the medical field working at the frontline while risking their lives. I thank you very much for your hard work.

Our concerns keep growing while we face the current situation, we do not know when it will converge. Many people are overstressed due to an apparent increase of time they need to spend at home. We keep listening over the news that there are more troubles within the family, children are becoming unstable and more cases of domestic violence are reported.

In some countries, “social distancing” is mandatory, not allowing people to greet closely; like giving hugs. This novel coronavirus outbreak has grown to a troublesome situation where the bonding among people are being destroyed. There are more people in solitude.

Our late Reiyukai senior members taught us that the Spiritual World would not give us challenges that could not be overcome. I would like to invite everyone to reunite our hearts, and considering the current coronavirus situation as an opportunity granted by the Spiritual World.

I am convinced there are many people who want to ease their own pain and suffering. Nevertheless, the teachings of Reiyukai are about “saving others brings you happiness.” In other words, your own happiness is unachievable unless the people around you and everyone else are delighted. Thus, I am assuring this is a great opportunity for us, the members, to play an active role.

For that reason, it is important to carry out the practice of reciting the sutra. Let us join our palms while paying our respects to the invisible world in order to obtain tangible results. That is the essence of Reiyukai’s teachings. Let us be granted with wisdom and strength from the Spiritual World.

Although it is difficult to meet your members and friends, there are multiple ways to stay connected. Make a phone call. Send them an email. Use social media. Write a letter. Utilize any means to reach out to your members and friends to let them know that you are there for them. Cheer them. Do not let anyone be left behind! Should you have any concerns, please feel free to contact your local Reiyukai office, the person who invited you to join Reiyukai, or your immediate branch director.

Again, what we are going through now can be considered as an opportunity for preparedness. Let us be ready to actively and joyfully share the teaching as soon as the current situation is settled. Until then, let us do our part following public orders while following the Guidelines for Reiyukai Members. Let us ponder what it is that we can do, what is the practice that we can start, and thus, overcome together this social crisis!

Namu Myohorenge Kyo
International President, Reiyukai

Reiyukai HP Topics

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Shakaden is going to be shown in his latest music video,#thatPOWER ft. Justin Biever. The video is being shown on You Tube from April 19th, 2013; and large number of viewers throughout the world already have been enjoying it.

The shooting of this video has been made in front of Shakaden in the end of March this year when cherry blossom was scattering and look like a dance. The director of the shooting team liked Shakaden very much. In fact, the total numbers of shooting increased substantially than originally scheduled on the shooting day. The shooting schedule was also extended from one hour to three hours.

You can watch the music video from the link below. In his Facebook, shares the photos that were being shot in Shakaden with everyone.

*music video: #thatPOWER ft. Justin Bieber (*

Announcement of New President Inauguration

We, Reiyukai, are celebrating the 83rd Anniversary of the Foundation this year and would like to inform you that, Mr. Masaharu Sueyoshi, our former Vice President, has been appointed to the new President of Reiyukai in succession to our former President, Mr. Ichitaro Ogata, who passed away on April 6th, 2013. Respectfully Yours,

Profile of Mr. Masaharu Sueyoshi

  • 1949:Born in Osaka Prefecture
  • 1977:9th Chairperson of Reiyukai Youth Group Society
  • 1980:Branch Leader
  • 1981:Chief, Office of the ¡ÈInner Self Development Movement¡É
  • 1999:Executive Director of Reiyukai
  • 2006:Chief Executive Director and Representative Officer of Reiyukai
  • 2011:Vice President of Reiyukai
  • 2013 April 8:5th President of Reiyuka

Bazaar – Sharing of Love

The Bazaar – Sharing of Love hosted by the Youth Group Society was held at the Inner-Trip Centre in Pusan on December 9th, 2012. A variety of goods including Korean cuisine and handmade soaps were for sale.

ArtNight Pasadena

Reiyukai America took part in ArtNight Pasadena in California on October 12th, 2012. During the ArtNight Pasadena, the City of Pasadena becomes a huge art museum where people can enjoy great works of art presented by various talented artists. Reiyukai America has been participating in this event promoting the Oriental Fusion Handcraft that focus on changing the lives of others with the positive goal of recycling – to take what others might perceive as trash, and transform it into something useful, beautiful, and inspirational.

The 28th Youth Speech National Competition

Reiyukai Thailand and the Department of Social-Youth Development of Thailand jointly hosted the 28th Youth Speech National Competition at Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, on November 2nd, 2012. Based on Adapting oneself to others and circumstances as this year theme, ten contestants who were selected from nationwide expressed their own thoughts and experiences. The speech competition was broadcast on the Thailand TV across the country.

Mini Mirokusan Training Session

Reiyukai France was organized by Mini Mirokusan Training Session with 607 participants divided into two groups. Reiyukai France has been actively working on its activities with a focus on tsudoi under the name of France Hoza with over 25 members and expanding its membership. In this Mini Mirokusan Training Session, the participants from each France Hoza joined in the various programs of group meetings and deepened the interchange among them.

The 20th Letter to My Parents National Contest

The 20th Letter to My Parents National Contest was held jointly by the Mexican Ministry of Education and Reiyukai Mexico in Pachuca, the state of Hidalgo, on August 9th and 10th, 2012. There were about 5,500 entries from all over the country, and the twenty finalists who were selected from each regional contest made their presentations. On behalf of the host organizers, Mr. Carrion, the Director from the Mexican Institute of the Youth, delivered a cordial greeting.

Qualified Members Training Session

Thirty-seven qualified members above Hozashu participated in the Qualified Members’ Training Session held at Reiyukai Thailand Office in Bangkok on October 7th, 2012. Mrs. Hiroko Nakabayashi, the Chief of Reiyukai International Promotion Committee, emphasized: Continuing the same unfruitful attempt done in the past can produce nothing at all. It is important to overcome your weak points and bravely challenge a new thing. No matter how hard you think in your head, no result will be obtained unless you actually put it into action.

Youth Group Society Leaders Training

The YGS Leaders Training with the participation of 283 youth leaders was organized in Reiyukai Brazil Center on August 25th and 26th, 2012. The objective of this training is to revitalize YGS in each region and create more new qualified members by spreading happiness acquired through carrying out of the Reiyukai Teachings. Except Brazil, the representatives came from Japan, Peru, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Mrs. Akiko Kawagishi, the Deputy Chairperson of YGS in Japan, said: If you wish to introduce the Reiyukai Teachings to someone, and change yourself, express a sincere appreciation to your parents. The number of your doing michibiki equals to the size of your acceptable mind; and it gives you strength and makes people around you cheerful. The local young leaders deeply identified themselves with her message.