One of your Favorite Temples
Until now, temples have been close to the hearts of local communities, serving as loci of communal life. But what may be required of temples in the future may be spiritual rather than physical proximity. A temple should be like a spiritual home where you can regularly go to reflect on yourself, empower yourself, and prepare for the next journeys in life. A temple should be as familiar as a family doctor or your favorite restaurant. We believe that such is the future of Saihoji.
Even if the number of times you visit may be limited, you will always feel connected to the temple, constantly reminded of it and genuinely feeling the way it supports you. Saihokai’s mission is to forge these new bonds between people and temples.
We will continue to think about what the temple of the future should be like, staying abreast of the times. We hope that Saihokai Association’s efforts will spread far and wide, eventually becoming a force that moves all of society.