The Light Of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS) is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world religions. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all faiths.
Welcome to the official website of LOTUS. Explore LOTUS through two virtual tours: a Custom Virtual Tour and The Google Tour. Find information on the philosophy behind LOTUS and the importance of interfaith cooperation in our world today. Read about the purpose of LOTUS and discover the beauty of the shrine through the virtual tours, video galleries, and slide shows, including the annotated “At a Glance” visual overview of historic photos. Learn about the founder of LOTUS, a pioneer in the interfaith movement. Explore the unique architecture and construction of LOTUS, as well as recall the 1986 dedication ceremonies. Explore the religious traditions contained within LOTUS through scriptural quotes and photos from the All Faiths Hall displays. Find out about the LOTUS Center for All Faiths, visitor information, Integral Yoga links, and interfaith organization resources.