If you live for others, you are close on the way indeed.
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.
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 we recommend a short templestay at 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.
We suggest a donation of 900.- 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.
If you like to have zen monk Marcel Reding & zen monk Alain Lafon to guide you through the ceremony, the oblation will be 2500.- CHF or by agreement (without templestay & travel expenses).
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 Marcel 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.
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 lead the daily meditation as well as retreats. In 2015 he joined the Insopor Zen Academy. He is the abbot of the Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus.