Udumbara

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Inspired by the semi mythical Udumbara flower. Fact and legend merge with this this delicate and tiny ‘auspicious flower from heaven’ which measures just 1mm across yet fills the air with its distinct Sandalwood like fragrance. Said to bloom just once every 3000 years as a portent to the reincarnation of the Buddha the history of this celestial flower is entwined with precepts of rarity, profundity and the inevitability of samsara. Mentioned in countless texts Hermione saw the Udumbara flower as the perfect muse to express her vision for the uniqueness of love.

 

‘Just as the fragrance of the Udumbara flower cannot be destroyed, our capacity for enlightenment is always present. The Buddha taught that everyone is a Buddha, everyone is an Udumbara flower.’ Thích Nhất Hạnh.