The KGDL Logo


“I made the logo for Kampo Gangra Drubgyudling. Here, I will explain the meaning of this design. The centre name, Kampo Gangra Drubgyudling, is written in Tibetan. The logo is a maple leaf firmly established in the centre of a double dorje, as its base. The double dorje symbolises the stable and unshakeable nature of the Buddhist lineage, immortal, in the four corners of the world. The maple leaf rises out of the ga-kyil symbol at the centre of the double dorje. This design of three swirling colours, known as the ‘wheel of joy’, symbolizes the happiness, long life, and undying faith of male and female sangha members, inseparable from compassion and shunyata. The maple leaf represents that it is very special that Kampo Gangra Drubgyudling is established on Canadian soil. Another meaning is that just as the sugar maple tree is very sweet, the buddhist teachings are good all the time, like nectar: good in the beginning, good in the middle, and good at the end. In the centre of the leaf is a white dhamachakra wheel (korlo) that represents the Theravadayana. The wheel has ten spokes that symbolize the Mahayana radiating loving compassion in the ten directions. Also, the rays of maple leaf itself are radiating blessings to all universal sentient beings. At the centre of the korlo is another ga-kyil that symbolizes the Vajrayana, and above this is a dorje, representing all the root and lineage gurus.”

 - Karma Thinley Rinpoche