Illustration of Buddhist Symbolisms

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

Dhamma Wheel

The wheel began as Indian symbol for sovereignty, power, and protection. The wheel is made up of three key parts, the hub, the spokes, and the rim. Respectively, they represent ethics, wisdom, and concentration. The eight-spoked wheel is meant to represent the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path, the practices said to lead one out of the cycle of rebirth. In some early Buddhist sites, the wheel served as a symbol of the Buddha himself.

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is known as the Bhodi-tree and is believed to be the Tree of Enlightenment. It was under this tree that the Buddha reached enlightenment so it is seen as a very sacred symbol and illustrates the concept of interconnectedness within our universe. It is a timeless symbol of our connections to everything around us, and a powerful reminder that our own happiness and health.


The endless knot is a piece of imagery present throughout many ancient cultures and beliefs. In Buddhism the knot serves as a symbol of the Buddha's endless wisdom and compassion in addition to eternal harmony. When applied to the Buddha's teachings it represents the endless cycle of rebirth.


Mandala symbol in the Sanskrit language is “Circle”, and it’s useful for representing the universe. It also represents the circle of our life as well as the patterns of nature. In Meditation, the mandala signifies harmony and unity of our body and mind. A useful method is to hang or place a mandala in front of you and focus the eyes on the midpoint.

Yin & Yang

This symbol holds its roots in Taoism/Daoism, a Chinese religion and philosophy, later assumed by Buddhism. Though opposite in nature, the Yin Yang’s components are complementary: neither is superior, and one cannot exist without the other. Everything in nature is based upon this dualistic principle. The key to existence, therefore, is balanced energy, with no single element dominating over the other. Thus, the Yin Yang the only true path to harmony is through balance.

The Lotus Flower

The lotus flower, Buddhist symbol of it remaining pure when surrounded by filth purity. In addition, the lotus serves as a symbol of birth and represents the divine origin of deities. The shape of the lotus is used to denote the purity of a space and the presence of the Buddha.


The swastika was always a symbol of peace It’s representative of the footprints of the Buddha. It is an aniconic symbol for the Buddha in many parts of Asia and a homologous with the dhamma wheel. The shape symbolizes eternal cycling, a theme found in samsara doctrine of Buddhism.

One mind

Words of wisdom


“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true”.


“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship”.


“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea”.


“To understand everything is to forgive everything”.