The wedding ceremony is a great opportunity for a bride and groom to deeply rejoice in the countless causes and conditions that brought them together.
At this ceremony, the couple makes a vow to grow together in understanding and love and discover each other’s virtues more fully in the presence of Amida Buddha. Also, it is the first step in the sharing of common experiences and gaining respect for and faith in each other day by day.
In Jodo Shinshu tradition, a vow is a sacred obligation that is made in the firmness of faith and dedication to a noble and unselfish purpose. The vow of a couple to love and sustain one another throughout the years springs from faith in the goodness of human life and is dedicated to passing on the precious gifts of life and truth that they have inherited from their parents to future generations.
The Jodo Shinshu wedding ceremony helps the couple become aware of the workings of causes and circumstances that have brought them to this point of life. It is a Karmic force of the great expectations that will finally culminate in their marriage ceremony, wherein they will be bound together in true and abiding love.
It is our intent to make all wedding ceremonies a memorable and meaningful experience. To do that it’s necessary to schedule an appointment and discuss the particulars of the ceremony with the minister. To start your plans for a wedding, contact the Temple office: 650-964-9426.
Please keep the following in mind when scheduling a wedding date:
The program for a Jodo Shinshu wedding ceremony consists of the following parts: