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California spiritual wedding ceremonies

BuddhistWedding.org offers a full suite of wedding and ceremonial services

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Evan will make your dream wedding a reality

If you're not quite sure what your perfect ceremony has in it, Evan will talk with you about the right words and symbols to bring your dream alive.

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    Wedding Ceremonies

    Create a day based on mutual love and celebration with your loved ones. We inspire you to express your commitment to the exploration of life and love together. Evan can help you do that with warmth and spirit. Using each day (and each experience in a relationship) to deepen your ability to open your hearts is what a committed relationship is all about. If you like, we can structure a Buddhist ceremony or explore together what other symbols will be especially representative of your beliefs.

    When we look back at important moments in our lives that have been marked by rituals, the ceremony should inspire us to open our hearts further, in this moment, to the wonderful experiences that life brings us.

    In all cases, I am happy to work with you to design the ceremony that is right for who you are and what you believe.

    I am fortunate to be vested by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center as a Buddhist Ritual Minister. I perform weddings, memorials, blessings and other ceremonies (Buddhist or otherwise) to help you mark important milestones in your life. I am authorized to sign marriage licenses in California.

  • Premarital Coaching

    Whether you've been married for many years or are now planning to be married, getting to know each other better is always a great investment –one of the most important investments you can make. Talking with your partner about the issues that come up in relationships is important to your future together. Whether we meet over Zoom or in person near San Diego, during sessions we will explore Issues such as

    • Spiritual values
    • Parenting values
    • Financial expectations
    • Communication styles
    • ...and more!

    Premarital coaching is especially important when you disagree and want to find common ground. Getting some help to talk about things which are seldom discussed in our culture is an important investment you can make in the success of your relationship.

    I utilize both western science-based tools and spiritual knowledge and experience to help you uncover your relationship's strengths and areas where you could use some support. Where you want to increase your level of communication, I'll show you some tools and exercises to help you communicate more effectively and enjoy greater intimacy.

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    LGBT Weddings

    Marriage is an important event and one that can be filled with love and spirituality without necessarily being religious. I'll help you develop a ceremony that utilizes your own beliefs and values. If those beliefs contain some of the elements of the spiritual tradition you grew up in, great. If not, that's great too! I'll explore your beliefs with you and create a ceremony centered on your love and your relationship.

    We can also make new traditions that are especially relevant to our lives. One of the favorite new traditions I have been working with is to reflect the couple's wedding vows in words that the community takes with the couple. For so long, LGBT couples have struggled against society's pressures in order to make their relationships work. It is time we acknowledge the loving community that surrounds us and ask that community to support our wedding vows. After all, it takes a village, right?

    Whether you want a civil ceremony, a spiritual ceremony, or a modern Buddhist ceremony, I'd really enjoy helping you to make your wedding day a perfect representation of your relationship. The comment I hear most often is, "the ceremony was so perfect for them!"

    If you have a dear friend or relative you want to deliver your ceremony, I could also work with you to develop the ceremony and then have someone else deliver it on your wedding day.

    Give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to talking with you!

    I am fortunate to be vested by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center as a Buddhist Ritual Minister. I perform weddings, memorials, blessings and other ceremonies (Buddhist or otherwise) to help you mark important milestones in your life.

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    Other Ceremonies

    I am interested in working with you to create a ceremony that helps you explore and commemorate your beliefs.

    Whether Buddhist or not, a ceremony marking a special moment in life, even when painful, should inspire us to open our hearts further, in this moment, to the experiences that life brings us.

    I have experience crafting ceremonies that will be meaningful to you and your family and help you integrate monumental events into your life.

    In all cases, I will work with you to design the ceremony that is right for who you are and what you believe.

    See the Testimonials page for how I have worked with others to craft meaningful memorial services.

    I am fortunate to be vested by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center as a Buddhist Ritual Minister. This qualifies me to perform ceremonies to help you mark important milestones in your life.

Let's talk

I would love to hear from you!