The New Bodhiyoga logo

We recently commissioned a Logo for Bodhiyoga.

Clearly we wanted an image that embodies what we represent and is both pleasing and striking to the eye which will be easily identified as Bodhiyoga.

The Logo has three elements.

  1. The knot of eternity in its heart centre, 
  2. a meditating Buddha, Amitabha, the Buddha of meditation of the West and 
  3. the symbol of the lotus.

Each element of our logo communicates an aspect of our work and what we are transmitting though our yoga teacher training.

The eternal knot has many interpretations:-

  • The eternal knot or net love and friendships. 
  • We see our work as building a community of yoga practitioners that incorprate Mindfulness and meditaiton into their yoga

Others interpretations include:-

  • The eternal continuum of mind. 
  • The endless knot iconography symbolised Samsara i.e., the endless cycle of suffering or birth, death and rebirth within Tibetan Buddhism.
  • The inter-twining of wisdom and compassion.
We wanted to maintain continuity with our connection with the symbol we identified with right from the begining of the project. Hence it sits in the heart of the Logo.

The meditating Buddha communicates the aspect of Mindfulness in our yoga practice. In our courses, meditation and mindfulness play a key role in transforming an outwardly physically active practice into a deeply internal transformative process.

Amitabha is one of the five Wisdom Buddhas, and is associated with love or metta and the deep red of the setting sun in the West.

The lotus is a universal symbol representing the spiritual path. The Buddha, upon awakening had a vision of all the beings in the universe as though they were lotuses growing in a great pool of water. The lotus has its roots in the dark muddy depths of the pool, rises up through the water and then begins to unfold and reveal its full beauty above the surface of the water.

Likewise living beings are at various stages of Awakening, some are yet in the muddy dark of ignorance, others are beginning to grow and rise from the dimly lit depths and yet others are fully expressing their spirituality, their inner potential, revealing their full beauty to the light of the sun.