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New script! Buddhist Wedding Ceremony with Mindfulness Meditation for Guests

Published Thursday, Sep. 1st, 2022

A mindful wedding ceremony with group meditation & a reflection on the love of community and the gift of presence



We’ve added a new wedding script to our library! 



This mindful wedding ceremony script, written by AMM Minister Rev. Karla Johnston, invites guests to slow down, breathe deeply, and reflect on the deep love they share for the soon-to-be-wed couple as they join together in marriage. 


The ceremony begins with a warm welcome from the wedding officiant, followed by a simple guided mindfulness meditation practice. This meditation script has been thoughtfully outlined by an experienced meditation instructor, with instructions on what to say, when to ring the meditation bell, and how many breaths to count between each part of the ceremony. 


From the script: 


“We bring our hearts and minds together, to be truly available for these unfolding moments, knowing we are blessed to be here. The couple invites you to please take a few moments together to sit up straight, with spine relaxed and to look around, allowing your eyes to rest on the many expressions of beauty: the flowers, the handsome attire: colors, textures, adornments, loved ones and friends. 




We extend gratitude for all the many hands, those known and unknown, that prepared and brought this ceremony to fruition. 





This wedding script also includes a loving exchange of personal vows, a poignant quote from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh on the gift of remaining present for others, an option to share stories about the couple’s relationship and hopes for the future, and all of the components needed for a legal marriage ceremony –  including a declaration of intent and the officiant’s pronouncement.


This script is written by AMM-ordained officiant Reverend Karla Johnston. Rev. Johnston is an experienced wedding officiant, meditation and mindfulness practitioner and instructor, and founder of the Lake Tahoe Mindfulness Community in California.


Browse more original wedding scripts by Rev. Johnston here: Ceremony Scripts by Karla Johnston. 



See the full wedding script here. 





Not what you're looking for? 
Visit the Wedding Ceremony Script Library.


We know that writing a ceremony from scratch can be a daunting process, especially if you’re officiating on short notice.
To make things easier, we keep our Sample Script Library well stocked with wedding ceremony templates and sample scripts for you to choose from. These scripts are a great starting point, with sections to add to, leave out, or reorganize, as you personalize a ceremony. 
You'll find a variety of wedding ceremonies to choose from, including additional non-religious, spiritual and Buddhist wedding scripts, including a Contemporary Buddhist Wedding Ceremony Script with Discourse on Love, and this Modern Humanist Handfasting Script.

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A stylized illustration of a woman in meditation, lotus pose, with vines and leaves around her

From Meditation for Ministers: Align Your Chakras for Wedding Season (and Beyond) 




Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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