There is deep meaning behind the lotus flower and indeed, our brand name - Karuna Dawn. Both are intertwined and inextricably linked.

The lotus is possibly the most spirtual flower on Earth with its history and symbolism dating back thousands of years. It is steeped in meaning in Hinduism, Buddhism and in Ancient Egypt.

The lotus flower's meaning includes, purity, enlightenment, fertility, open-heartedness, awakening of spirit, rebirth and transformation.

For Karuna Dawn, the lotus flower as our logo symbolises Compassion, Spiritual Awakening and Transformation.


The lotus flower begins its birth as a closed bud in muddy waters but it doesn't stay there. It emerges from the waters to reveal beautiful petals - untouched by the murky waters from which it came. Transformation of the self takes many forms and cycles and as we grow and learn, we can have numerous new beginnings.

This is powerful symbolism that no matter our origins or our past, we have the ability to transform - to rise defiantly, elegantly and to thrive. We have the power to change consciously and compassionately.

Karuna Dawn is a platform to ignite positive change and that change begins with you.


This is at the heart of Karuna Dawn. Compassion for oneself, for others, for animals and of course for our planet. This is why our core business principles include Sustainability, Ethical trading, Vegan, & Cruelty Free practices. Everything we do is kind to People, Animals and the Environment. It is the realisation that we are all one and it is our shared compassion that has the power to move mountains.

The lotus flower emerges from the water, opening itself up, symbolising open-heartedness and to receive others with compassion.

Compassion forms part of Karuna Dawn's vision - To create a path for Conscious and Compassionate Living. It is the foundation for which to live your life. If you have compassion for all that is around you then, all your thoughts and actions will be bound by kindness.

Spiritual Awakening

Just as the lotus flower's petals open, so too can the human consciousness. An opened lotus flower symbolises the expansion, or awakening, of consciousness. To open your mind and realise there is nowhere that I start and you end or where you start and I end. We all share a deep connection to each other and with everything around us. We are all woven from the same thread.

What does Karuna Dawn mean?

The name Karuna Dawn has its roots in the ancient Indian Sanskrit language:

Karuna - In Sanskrit means compassion. It is an action taken to alleviate suffering

Dawn - is the rising of Compassionate & Conscious living

We truly believe there is a ground swell of change happening. It is the dawn of a new way of thinking, a universal way of thinking that encompasses a kind world where we are conscious about our thoughts and actions and seek to create harmony, peace and joy.

Our logo and brand name are one and linked to Consciousness, Compassion and Change. As you begin to lead a more purposeful and kind life, you will expand your consciousness and heart space which in turn will bring about more compassion and positive change.