Planning your special occasion is my passion and purpose. Together we will make your vision a reality.
Evan has been an Insight Meditation practitioner since 1995, is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dedicated Practitioners Program and the Sati Center's Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. He has taught Insight Meditation at 12-step retreats, sitting groups and occasionally as a Guest Teacher at Spirit Rock.
Evan served as the Executive Director of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center from 2000 to 2010. Evan has also been commissioned a Buddhist Ritual Minister by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is qualified to perform weddings, memorial services, Dharma blessings, etc. on Spirit Rock's behalf.
He has an active volunteer life and his hobbies include biking (nine-time AIDS LifeCycle participant raising over $60,000 to benefit AIDS organizations), woodworking, hiking in beautiful places, and spiritual and meditation retreats.
Evan's spiritual path and his teachings are informed by 12-step literature (since 1993), Buddhist Dharma (since 1995), and by the Diamond Heart tradition (since 2005).
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Services are offered on a dana basis for members of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center community.
I offer inclusive and affordable wedding ceremonies and services in California, tailored to meet your needs.
Fees for a wedding ceremony are as follows: $750 for the ceremony itself and (generally two) planning meetings, either via phone or in-person. Add an additional $200 for a wedding rehearsal. Please reimburse all driving/mileage expenses beyond 20 miles from Evan's home in San Diego at $1 per mile. Air travel or multi-day trips are welcome and require prior planning.
Any fee for the first planning meeting is waived if you elect to work with someone else after our introductory meeting.
Evan usually works with a couple for six to eight 90-minute sessions at $200 per session over a period of eight to twelve weeks. There is also a $30 fee paid online to take the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment.
Fees for a ceremony or memorial are usually about $599 but can vary depending on complexity and the amount of planning involved. I'm happy to talk with you to discuss your needs and we can establish an appropriate fee at that time.