YOUR JAPAN WEDDING
Zen Monk M. Reding will gladly help you to organize your Japan Wedding in a zen temple with his monkbrothers in Kyoto and Tokyo.
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. The marriage is based on a deep mutual respect between the spouses, which enables them to strive for a homogeneous partnership. The union forms a harmonic mix of the various strenths and weaknesses. To get married means to create a frame for a shared progress as a couple and as individuals. We celebrate your decision; to find out what it means to examine and share life and death harmoniously and respectfully.
If you live for others, you are close on the way indeed.
Since there are no compulsory and complex rituals for the Japan Wedding ceremony, we will determine its sequences in accordance with your wishes.
- In preparation for the ceremony you will have a japanese teaceremony with the abbot of the zen temple.
- We will recite the "Logos from the Heart" for the bridal couple and give a short speech.
- For more specific information regarding duration of the ceremony, schedule, additional texts (vows), exchange the rings (or something else) and speeches, we will gladly discuss it with you personally.
- To symbolize the transience of life and death, each of those present can burn a pinch of incense at the end of the ceremony.
- Please note that the number of participants does not matter.
Kyoto - Seikenji Zen Temple
Zen monk Sokan-Osho is the abbot of Seikenji Zen Temple in Kyoto. He completed his monk training in Daitokuji Zen Monastery. After several years of traveling, he took over an abandoned temple on the outskirts of Kyoto. With daily meditations, temple stays and ceremonies, he leads and shares his original monastic life with guests from around the world.
Tokyo - Zen Temple
Zen monk Tenju-Osho is the abbot of Zen temple in Tokyo. As a young monk, he lived with his Dharma father Zen monk Noritake-Osho and his monk brother Zen Monk Reding in a small temple in Kameoka and prepared for monastic life in the Kenchoji Zen Monastery in Kamakura. After that, he spent many years as principal monk at the Nanzenji Zen Temple in Kyoto.
We suggest a donation of 2000.- USD or by agreement (plus voluntary temple donations). Every single donation is very welcome and will be diligently used for the Zen Temple and enables us to provide a place for meditation.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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.
Insopor Zen Academy
Phone: +41 78 408 10 89