The Explanation Behind Our Name

We often get the question “Why ‘White Lotus’? You’re a real estate development group, right?”

In our minds, the lotus flower couldn’t be more applicable to our business.

A prominent figure in Buddhist and Egyptian culture, and native flower for both India and Vietnam, the lotus holds enormous symbolic weight. It spans various thousand-year-old Eastern cultures and yet, is still considered one of the most sacred flowers today. With its roots based in mud, it submerges every night into murky river water, and—undeterred by its dirty environment—it miraculously re-blooms the next morning without residue on its petals. Although cultures have their own interpretations of this daily process, there is a general consensus among ancient texts that it symbolizes spiritual enlightenment and rebirth.

The flower also blooms in the most unlikely of places such as the mud of murky river water in Australia or Southern Asia. Not only does it find sanctuary in the muck, but due to the waxy protection layer on its petals, its beauty is blithely unaffected when it re-blooms each morning. It continues to resurrect itself, coming back just as beautiful as it was last seen. With such refusal to accept defeat, it's almost impossible not to associate this flower with unwavering faith.

We thrive in the most unlikely places and enjoy making something out of nothing. We literally rise buildings out of the muck, planting our roots.

We are White Lotus Group.

Source: ‘The Secret Meaning of the Lotus Flower’