Modern Buddhist Social Rituals?

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    I would like to discuss some aspects of social (not religious rituals) – think of a marriage ritual for example. I believe that rituals have positive and negative sides. I think they can remind us on important things f.e. that mindfulness, loving kindness, compassion and patience are a good base for every relationship. But they can also be very generic which I consider as problematic. F.e. a good wedding ceremony contains a “generic” ritual like exchange of rings but the speech isn’t generic and will address the specific needs of the couple.

    In my opinion buddhism contains so much wisdom so my questions are: Do you think there should be secular buddhist social rituals? Are there some established rituals? I think there is a ritual of binding with a string but I don’t know the exact details. Do you know? Maybe we can discuss this topic using this example.


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