You don’t have to be a Buddhist to learn Buddhist meditation and find peace, positivity and joy in your life, whatever circumstances you find yourself in.
Meditation means familiarizing ourself with positive and happy ways of thinking and overcoming negative habits of mind that cause unhappiness.
Integration of these three principles ensures one's path to attaining Buddhahood.
With growing numbers of people in Japan delaying marriage until later in life, or in some cases never marrying at all, some Buddhist temples are offering desperate singletons an alternative avenue for finding that special someone, organizing Buddhism-themed matchmaking gatherings to help people connect in a conducive, low-pressure environment.
His teachings imply that all human relationships are wonderful opportunities to practice loving-kindness, generosity, and mutual support.
Working in the monks’ favor is the traditional perception in Japan that people who seek marriage advice from monks tend to be of better-than-average moral character.
No less of an incentive is the fact the temples tend to charge far less than the fees demanded by commercial matchmaking services.“I’m afraid of online matchmaking because a friend of mine fell victim to marriage fraud,” said one 37-year-old woman hoping to find a potential life partner.
Indeed, only in the last episode do we learn that one of the show’s storylines had in fact occurred 35 years in the past and its innocent hero evolved into the show’s sinister villain.
Second, as the series unfolds, we begin to suspect that the hosts are self-aware and that the suffering they seem to experience is thus real as well.