THE CONFIRMATION

In the fireplace there is no host or guest.

The confirmation ceremony is an expression of our gratitude for the protection we received from the family, the godparents and the society until adulthood. The confirmation ceremony gives this phase of life (to be a full member of the society, adulthood) a clerical, formal and public framework to consciously carry out and process this important life event.

Location
On Site: Determine the location that is most suitable for you.
Legislation

"Thou shalt! Thou shalt not!" is none of our business. We are politically and denominationally independent and are subject to the Swiss legislation. Our Zen monks and Zen nuns give your ceremony a formal and public character and a blessing.

PROCEDURE

Since there are no compulsory and complex rituals for the ceremony, we will determine its sequences in accordance with your wishes.

  • In preparation for the ceremony confirmation candidates will have a five-day templestay at the Zen Temple before the ceremony.
  • We will recite the “Logos from the Heart” and give a short speech.
  • The confirmation candidates bow respectively in front of family, the godparents and the guests (representing the society) in order to express their gratitude for the help and care that they have received adulthood.
  • To symbolize the transience of life and death, each of those present can burn a pinch of incense at the end of the ceremony.
  • For more specific information regarding duration of the ceremony, schedule, additional texts and speeches, we will gladly discuss it with you personally.
  • Please note that the number of participants does not matter.

OBLATIONS

We suggest a donation of  500.- CHF or by agreement (without templestay & travel expenses). Every single donation is very welcome and will be diligently used for the  Zen Temple and enables us to provide a place for meditation.

CELEBRANT

Zen Monk Marcel Reding

After ten years of continuous reexamination of the words and actions of the wise and holy Ones in japanese and south-korean Zen monasteries, ordained Zen Monk M. Reding founded, in mutual reliance with the clergy and laity, the Insopor Zen Academy in Switzerland in 2014.

 

Zen Monk Alain M. Lafon

Zen Monk Alain Lafon

Zen Monk Alain M. Lafon has lived for three years as Digital Nomad with only a backpack. After many years of formal daily Zen practice and an ordination in 2011, he moved into the Shogen Dojo in Zurich and lead the daily meditation as well as retreats. In 2015, he joined the Insopor Zen Academy. Now, he is head monk of the Lambda Zen Temple.

 

CONTACT

If you have any questions, please contact us via email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

Address

Insopor Zen Academy
Headquarters
Sagenplatz 7
8840 Einsiedeln
Switzerland

Phone: +41 78 408 10 89
E-Mail: eremita@Zen-tempel.ch

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