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Lotus Templar Inc. 

Lotus Templar Inc., a Theravada Buddhist church, embraces a distinctive fusion of Theravada Buddhism, Kemetic spirituality, and Orisha traditions. This synthesis incorporates fundamental principles from each of these rich spiritual systems, providing a solid foundation for a novel and inclusive spiritual path.

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Mission

Lotus Templar Inc. (LTI) is dedicated to cultivating a harmonious and transformative spiritual path that integrates the wisdom and practices of Theravada Buddhism, Kemetic spirituality, and Orisha tradition. Our mission is to foster personal growth, ethical living, and a deep sense of interconnectedness by providing a supportive, inclusive, and diverse community that encourages continuous learning, open dialogue, and compassionate engagement with the world around us.  We strive to empower individuals on their spiritual journey, guiding them toward greater self-awareness, inner peace, and a profound understanding of the balance and unity inherent in all aspects of life.

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Vision

LTI's vision is to create a harmonious, inclusive, and compassionate spiritual path that integrates the wisdom and practices of Theravada Buddhism, Kemetic spirituality, and Orisha tradition. By blending these rich and diverse traditions, it seeks to offer a unique and holistic approach to spiritual growth, self-discovery, and personal transformation.

Key elements of this vision include:

1. Spiritual Integration: Encourage the exploration and integration of teachings and practices from Theravada Buddhism, Kemetic spirituality, and Orisha tradition, fostering a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all things and the importance of balance in one's spiritual journey.

2. Ethical Living: Promote the principles of Ma'at, the Noble Eightfold Path, and other ethical teachings from the three traditions, inspiring individuals to lead compassionate, responsible, and harmonious lives.

3. Personal Growth and Transformation: Cultivate mindfulness, self-awareness, and spiritual growth through meditation, rituals, and personal reflection, empowering individuals to overcome suffering and realize their full potential.

4. Ancestral Connection: Emphasize the importance of ancestral reverence and connection, drawing upon the wisdom and guidance of ancestors to inform and enrich one's spiritual practice.

5. Inclusivity and Diversity: Create a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive community that embraces diversity and encourages individuals from various backgrounds to explore and engage with
LTI.

6. Social and Environmental Engagement: Encourage active participation in social and environmental causes, fostering a sense of responsibility and interconnectedness with the wider world.

7. Continuous Learning and Dialogue: Foster an environment of open dialogue, continuous learning, and intellectual curiosity, enabling practitioners to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the various traditions that inform
LTI.

By realizing this vision, LTI aims to provide a dynamic and transformative spiritual path that supports individuals in their journey toward greater wisdom, compassion, and inner peace.

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