Celebrant

CELEBRANT

Every Day is a good Day.

A ceremony with our celebrant, creates identity and is community-forming. It gives a phase of life a clerical, formal and public framework to consciously carry out and process important life events. Our celebrant will guide you through your ceremony. The ceremony is non-denominational. Members of all faiths are welcome.

Each ceremony is used to wholeheartedly reexamine the transience of life and death. If the body is illusory, then what is not illusory? Should it be mind? Or spirit? Since mind is just a name, it does not subsist.

Celebrant Zen monk Reding founded the Honora Zen Monastery in Switzerland.

Baptism

Through the baptism ceremony the child is being welcomed in society. The baptism ceremony is an expression of our gratitude for the child and an inquiry for strength for the way the child has to go and will go. The request for care until adulthood is directed at the family, the godparents and the society.

Confirmation

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.

Wedding
The wedding ceremony strengthens and blesses a special bond between two persons who decide to share their lives and gives a clerical, formal and public framework to consciously carry out and process this important life event.
Funeral

A formal funeral ceremony gives the relatives a public framework to consciously carry out and process the event of death. All of us will pass away eventually as a part in the natural process of birth, old-age and death and that we should reexamine the impermanence of life.

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 ceremonies a formal and public character and a blessing.

LOCATION

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

PROCEDURE

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

  • In preparation for the ceremony we recommend a short templestay at the Zen Temple.
  • We will recite the "Logos from the Heart".
  • 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.

CELEBRANT

Celebrant Zen Monk Reding

Zen Monk M. 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.

He absolved a pilgrimage through Japan (3000 miles) doing traditional almsround as a way of thanks for the ten-year training as a zen monk. As founder and head monk he is in charge of the Honora Zen monastery in Reichenburg and the Eremita Zen temple in Einsiedeln.

Celebrant Zen Monk Lafon

Zen Monk A. Lafon

Zen Monk A. Lafon has lived for years as Digital Nomad with only a backpack. After many years of formal daily Zen practice and an ordination in 2011, he joined Insopor Zen Academy in 2015. He is currently the abbot of the Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus.

He also works as a lecturer at ZHAW School of Engineering and builds software products at his company 200ok GmbH to facilitate digital education.

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CONTACT

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

Address

Insopor Zen Academy
Headquarters
Sagenplatz 7
8840 Einsiedeln
Switzerland

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

Celebrant Zen Monk Reding and Celebrant Zen Monk Lafon welcome you.

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