Lotus Realm, in Thames, New Zealand, is a team-based right livelihood that runs a gift and music shop, a wholesale division and various community outreach activities. It is part of a Buddhist charitable trust.
Team-based right livelihood is a core principle of the Triratna Buddhist movement. The people involved in Lotus Realm are primarily there because they want to work together, they enjoy the local community and are inspired by using the workplace to practice kindness, patience, generosity, and awareness. We hope to move increasingly into the area of social enterprise, in response to the needs in our community.