Inner Meanings of Lotus Flower Dojo

1) Lotus Flower: In Buddhism the lotus is a symbol of full self-realization or enlightenment. It also represents nonattachment, as it is rooted in mud (attachment and desire) but its flowers blossom on long stalks unsullied by the mud below.

2) The 7 Petals: Represents the 7 Factors of Awakening which are – Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Tranquility, Concentration & Equanimity

3) Dojo: its original meaning “a place for training in the Way” (refers to a meditation hall)

4) Meditating inside/on a lotus flower: the sweet energetic presence of a being that lives rooted in the truth of non-duality and non-identity.

5) Pink: is the color of the lotus most associated with the Buddha’s own enlightenment

6) Kanji Characters: “lotus flower dojo” (Japanese) or “position of awakening” (Chinese)

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