Mini retreat in Blue Mountains, Australia ブルーマウンテンズ(オーストラリア)でミニ・リトリート 

In February 17, 2012 we drove about 120km from Sidney to the west and reached to a beautiful National park called Blue Mountains. Regional sangha leader, Masako Ogawa kindly invited and let me stay in her house sorrounded by mother-nature. We had been planning to organize half a day retreat in the prayer room of Masako's house with a small group of people living in her neighborhood.
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We are blessed with a excellent weather next day. Nine people came to attend the mini retreat and explore their mind to find their true love to their parents. Many participants shed tears when they discovered how much they were loved by their parents and how little they have understood about the difficulties and sufferings of their parents when they were raising kids.
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When the retreat was over, one of the local member, James made up his mind to devote himself to the Three Treasures. He said, "For a long time I had a difficulty with my dad, who was alcoholic and abused badly my mom. I hated him so much that I could hardly forgive him. But during my contemplation on him, for the first time in my life I understood his difficult situation and the pains he had to recieve. I thank God he is still alive. Now I will visit my dad living alone in a distant city to convey my care and affection to him."
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Look at the shining faces of the participants and bless their strong resolutions to live a life of giving for the rest of their lives. Congratulations, James! Congratulation to all the members of Sidney sangha! We are all children of God. In whatever corner of earth we live we are the one. Let's strive to walk together.
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幸福の科学 今井二朗 Happy Science Jiro Imai

The Grand Opening Ceremony of Happy Science Malaysia Branch Temple  マレーシア支部精舎落慶式典 

Some 200 people who dressed up nicely with their national costumes attended to celebrate this historical inauguration of Happy Science Malaysia Branch temple in September 4, 2011. Two flags were flown from the roof-top of the brand-new building; one is the Malaysian national flag and the other is that of Happy Science. Everybody's face was filled with joy and Happiness as they were all proud of the grand opening of this first temple of Happy Science ever built in South East Asia.2011年9月4日、民族衣装で着飾った200名有余の人々がマレーシア支部精舎落慶の歴史的瞬間を祝う式典には列席されました。どの人の顔もみんな、喜びと幸福感で輝いています。誰もが東南アジア初の幸福の科学施設の開設に大きな誇りを感じているからです。
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The ceremony was initiated solemnly by our branch minister, Ms. Hong Lee Yeap who dedicated the words of gratitude to the Lord El Cantare for His limitless love and marcy to all the people in Malaysia.
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People were impressed by the documentary video which introduced the history of Malaysia sangha activities since the year 2000. Everyone was convinced that the completion of Malaysia branch temple was truly the result of long-lasting efforts and enthusiasm of core members to build a Utopia society in their country. 出席された人々は、マレーシア・サンガの歴史を綴ったビデオ上映に深い感銘を受け、本支部精舎の完成がまさに、中核信者の皆さんのユートピア建設への、長年の努力と情熱の賜であることを確信されていました。
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Three speakers were then invited to deliver the words of celebration, namely Mr. Kazuhiro Ichikawa, the Executive Officer of Happy Science International Headquarter, Mr. Hiroshi Yaita, the Director of Asian Regional Headquarter, and Ms. Hong Ling Yeap, the representative of Happy Science Malaysia Lay Sangha.この後、市川和博国際局長、矢板浩アジア本部長、そしてマレーシア在家サンガの代表としてホン・リン・ヤップさんが祝辞を述べられました。
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Bouquet flowers were given to the building constructor and the site supervisor to show appreciation to them. The ceremony was concluded by singing a holy song, "Beautiful Land of Light" in Japanese together with all the participants.建設業者と現場監督に感謝の花束が贈呈されたのち、参加者全員で「うるわしき光の国」を合唱して式典を終了しました。
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After the open-public seminars successively conducted by myself, some 80 people joined to Happy Science as new members and celebrate this beautiful grand opening day together with the other members. 式典後、引き続き開催された伝道セミナー終了後、新たに80数名の方々が幸福の科学に入会され、信者の皆さまと共にこの素晴らしい落慶の日を祝って下さいました。
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The newly opened Malaysia branch temple has already become a land-mark of the neighborhood and many people started to drop in the temple to find out, "What is Happy Science" and joined as new members. As it attracted so many people, somebody said, "In the night time the temple building looks like a sutra book of "The Dharma of the Right Mind," while in the day time it looks like a prayer book of Happy Science. Well, do you agree with him? 精舎落慶以来、マレーシア支部精舎はすでに地域のランドマークとなり、多くの人々が精舎に立ち寄って、「幸福の科学って何?」と尋ね、入会されています。建物が多くの人を引き付けるので、誰かが言っていました。「支部精舎は夜見ると、『仏説・正真法語』、昼間見ると『祈願文』みたい!」さあ、皆さんにはどうみえますか?
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幸福の科学 今井二朗 Happy Science Jiro Imai

Celebrating the Inauguration of Uganda Branch Temple         ウガンダ支部精舎落慶式 

August 7, 2011 was the most memorable day for all the HS members in Uganda, as it was the Grand Opening day of the first Happy Science Temple ever built in Africa. Sky was clear without a cloud. Two flags were run up in the front yard of Temple: One is the national flag of Uganda and the other is that of Happy Science!
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People started to get assembled to the temple very early in the morning and by 12:00 when the inauguration ceremony got started the temple was literally full with some 800 people from all over Uganda.
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The inauguration was solemnly initiated by Rev. Tomohiko Nakagawa who dedicated words of gratitude to the Lord El Cantare for His limitless love and compassion. 落慶式典は中川智彦支部長の導師でしめやかに執り行われ、主エル・カンターレの限りない愛とご慈悲への感謝が捧げられました。
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Ringing of the tiny bell sounded in the silent prayer hall packed with people when Rev. Tomo waved the stick of Kerykeion to bless the audience with light of El Cantare. 中川支部長がケリューケイオンの杖を振ると小さな鈴の音が、主エル・カンターレの祝福の光とともに静まり返った礼拝室に響き渡りました。
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Words to celebrate this historical event were given by three guest speakers, namely Rev. Kazuhiro Ichikawa, the Executive director of Happy Science International Headquater, Rev. Yasuhiro Noguchi, the Head of African Regional Headquater, and Mr. Andrew, the Director of UBS broadcasting station of Uganda. 5 Native Staff from other African nations also gave some words of celebration to the audience.
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On this very memorable day 64 people joined Happy Science as new members. All the participants were filled with joy and gratitude and felt that the future of Uganda would be very bright with the further development of Happy Science sangha in all over Africa.
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幸福の科学 今井二朗 Happy Science Jiro Imai

Dance Dance Dance in Uganda Branch Sunday Service 

Hello everyone, people in Africa love dancing. When the favorite music starts, the body moves automatically. "Happy Science♪, Holy Science♫ Happy Science♪, Holy Science♫... Welcome to Happy Science!"
皆さん、こんにちは。アフリカ人はミュージックが大好きです。お気に入りの曲がかかれば、すぐに体が動き始めて「ハッピー・サイエンス♪ ホーリーサイエンス♫ ハッピー・サイエンス♪ ホーリーサイエンス♫....ようこそハッピー・サイエンス!」とノリノリになりますよ。
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Some folks were a little embarrassed at the beginning but soon got over it and started to enjoy themselves.
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Once the service started, however, they quickly regained calm mind and practiced meditation! What amazing people!
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幸福の科学 今井二朗 Happy Science Jiro Imai

Radio Talk Show in Singapore 

I participated to a live talk show titled, “A Slice of Life Hour” yesterday. It was one-hour program in Singapore radio station MediaCorp 938LIVE hosted by a young personality, Eugene Loh. Although a bit nervous for the first experience I could enjoy conversation with Eugene as he carefully guided me to speak on my experience as a research scientist in medicine as well as a “Happy Scientist” traveling around the world to help people to heal themselves.昨日、シンガポールのラジオトーク番組“A Slice of Life Hour”に出演しました。MediaCorpという局のライブ番組でEugene Lohという若いディレクターがホストを務めてくれました。初めてのラジオ出演で緊張しましたが、Eugeneの巧みな導きで、医学研究者としての経験と幸福の科学の講師として各国で自然治癒力を高める方法を伝授している経験の両方を紹介することが出来ました。
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In the first half of my talk with Eugene I explained how the negative emotions could create cancer in your body. Then in the second half I emphasized the effect of meditation to overcome your animalistic instinct that may sometimes damage your body and cause troubles in health. After the show we had a few calls from the listeners of that radio program who wanted to participate my seminar in Suntec City scheduled in Thursday evening, July 28. Yes, I was convinced that promotion through the media is very effective.
前半はネガティブな感情を心に抱き続けると癌が出来るという話、後半は瞑想によって、心の中にある動物的本能を上手にコントロールし、病気を未然に防ぐことができるという話をすることが出来ました。番組終了後に、木曜日の夜にSuntec Cityという会場で予定されている私のセミナーへの参加申し込みを何件か受け、メディアを使った宣伝は本当に効果的だと実感しました。
幸福の科学 今井二朗 Happy Science Jiro Imai