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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Leanne and Chris are getting married today

The Buddhist belief is that the couple make a pledge to a greater Truth - rather than to each other, based on Buddhist writings. The couple can create their own marriage vows and promises together, and the Buddhist wedding is one of the simplest ones out there, with vows often silently read.

The following is a traditional Buddhist blessing I found by Tibetan Lama Thubten Yeshe and normally said by the couple, which I have adapted....

Today you promise to dedicate yourselves completely to each other, with body, speech, and mind.

In this life, in every situation, in wealth or poverty, in health or sickness, in happiness or difficulty, you will work to help each other perfectly.

The purpose of your relationship will be to attain enlightenment by perfecting your kindness and compassion toward all sentient beings.

I hope you were surrounded by friends and family, and the day was full of good weather, fortune, and a fun one for you both.

Though I imagine the dinner will not be a traditional Buddhist vegetarian one. ;)


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