Karida logo

An Interpretation
of the
Karida Sangha Heart/Lotus Logo

 At first glimpse, the Karida Sangha logo looks somewhat like the traditional Chinese Yin-Yang symbol which expresses a balance between opposing forces. However, upon closer inspection a subtle asymmetry and dynamism is revealed that results from the introduction of the heart. 

This heart has its own logic and seeks its own path through the universe.  Representing not only the Infinite light of Amitabha Buddha but also that which resides in the human heart and the heart of the Earth, all dynamically engaged in a great work of reconciliation, expanding and moving together toward ultimate wholeness.

There are eight gold lotus petals surrounding the logo. Each petal represents one of the steps of the Eightfold Path. The unfolding of the petals, as a whole, symbolizes the "Lotus Birth" of Bodhisattva Kuan Shih Yin and the unfolding of Bodhichitta through our own Inner Work supported by the vows of past Buddhas.

The Karida Sangha logo speaks directly to the unconscious human psyche of restoration, reconciliation, and perfection.  It is our gift to you, and all people, for the promotion of love and healing for the whole Earth.