Tetsuei Mizuki, founder of Chikushi Jogakuen, the
then President of the North American Ministry of the Jodo Shin Shu,
Honganji Sect, observed the development of education for women in
the United States and realized the importance of providing education
for women in Japan as well.
That led him to establish Chikushi Jogakuen. The
religious foundation of Chikushi Jogakuen is Buddhism, and above
all, the teachings of Shinran, the founder of Jodo Shin Shu. Three
of his main teachings, "Autonomy," "Harmony," and "Gratitude," comprise
the Academy's Codes of Conduct. "Autonomy" refers to the state in
which one reflects on oneself with his mind's eye, makes judgments,
and disciplines himself. It helps one to nurture a heart that will
truly treasure oneself.
The spirit of Autonomy will enhance "Harmony."
Within the relationships in which people can respect one another,
we understand that our own existence is supported by the existence
of others. This will help us develop the sense of "Gratitude." The
spirit of "Autonomy" will enhance "Harmony," which will nurture
the spirit of "Gratitude." Our Academy's Codes of Conduct are the
essence for the human development which will help each of us grow
as a human being with a sound mind in a sound body.