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The Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park awaits!

Come and experience this hidden jewel just outside Cumberland Village in Ottawa. Discover sculptures carefully placed in a natural setting at this nine-acre wooded ravine with walking trails and quaint bridges over a meandering creek. The Humanics sanctuary and sculpture park is a unique multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-generational Canadian Institution focused on promoting principles of non-violence, human development, justice and peace. The Humanics Sanctuary is one of the primary initiatives of the Humanics Institute, a federally registered Canadian secular non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance the awareness of the following three essential values:

  1. Oneness of Reality;
  2. That all human beings are responsible beings equal in dignity and rights
  3. The intrinsic relationship between human beings and the natural and cosmic environment.

To read more about the above mentioned three essential values visit: http://www.humanicsinstitute.org/values/

Three Essential Values

At the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park, while acknowledging that differences exist, we believe that the commonalities in our religious beliefs, spirituality, race, ethnicity, culture and nationality ultimately unite us. As a Canadian organization, while celebrating diversity, we strive to advance the awareness that we are not fundamentally different from one another. While we fully respect everyone’s right to freedom of conscience and religion, and are providing an opportunity for all major religions in the world to show their commitment to these essential values we all share, we urge everyone to be open minded and, in a mutually respectful and compassionate way, to try and understand, appreciate and learn from one another, and help us in promoting the principles of non-violence, justice and peace.

The following words of the Message sent by Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada on the opening to the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park on the 2nd of July 2017, truly capture what inspired us to develop and open the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park. “I believe Canada’s prosperity and strength is a direct result of our diversity. We are a nation that has steadily grown over the past 150 years, each new Canadian adding a unique set of beliefs and experiences that, in its sum, has resulted in an open and welcoming society. Our Values, rooted firmly in our multicultural identity, are exactly what the Humanics Institute aims to promote. Through their inclusive nature, this organization has brought together a wide range of Canadians united by a common dedication to peace and a shared commitment to celebrate our diversity. It is in this spirit that we open this new sanctuary and park, which promises to be a peaceful place of reflection and meditation.”

The Humanics Sanctuary is intended to be a permanent facility in Ottawa. It will open from the Canadian long Weekend in May until the 31st of October, from Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. But if we are to achieve our vision we need the involvement and support of all Canadians. Sometime soon we hope to have a Sanctuary Building, which will be a peaceful place of reflection and meditation for everyone, irrespective of a person’s cultural, racial, national or religious affiliations. Once we have such a facility we will be open all year round. Acharya Ranjit Perera President of the Humanics Institute

At the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park, while acknowledging that differences exist, we believe that the commonalities in our religious beliefs, spirituality, race, ethnicity, culture and nationality ultimately unite us. As a Canadian organization, while celebrating diversity, we strive to advance the awareness that we are not fundamentally different from one another. While we fully respect everyone’s right to freedom of conscience and religion, and are providing an opportunity for all major religions in the world to show their commitment to these essential values we all share, we urge everyone to be open minded and, in a mutually respectful and compassionate way, to try and understand, appreciate and learn from one another, and help us in promoting the principles of non-violence, justice and peace.

The following words of the Message sent by Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada on the opening to the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park on the 2nd of July 2017, truly capture what inspired us to develop and open the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park. “I believe Canada’s prosperity and strength is a direct result of our diversity. We are a nation that has steadily grown over the past 150 years, each new Canadian adding a unique set of beliefs and experiences that, in its sum, has resulted in an open and welcoming society. Our Values, rooted firmly in our multicultural identity, are exactly what the Humanics Institute aims to promote. Through their inclusive nature, this organization has brought together a wide range of Canadians united by a common dedication to peace and a shared commitment to celebrate our diversity. It is in this spirit that we open this new sanctuary and park, which promises to be a peaceful place of reflection and meditation.”

The Humanics Sanctuary is intended to be a permanent facility in Ottawa. It will open from the Canadian long Weekend in May until the 31st of October, from Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. But if we are to achieve our vision we need the involvement and support of all Canadians. Sometime soon we hope to have a Sanctuary Building, which will be a peaceful place of reflection and meditation for everyone, irrespective of a person’s cultural, racial, national or religious affiliations. Once we have such a facility we will be open all year round. Acharya Ranjit Perera President of the Humanics Institute

Visit the Sanctuary

Address

3468 Old Montreal Road Cumberland, Ontario K4C 1H9
Free Parking!

Hours

Starting Canadian May Long Weekend
May – October 31st Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5PM

Pricing

$7.50 for adults
$5.00
for Students/Seniors Free for children under 12
$20
for a Family of 2 adults and 2 or more students under 18
$25 
Associate Membership enables anyone to visit the Sanctuary as often as they wish, when the Sanctuary is open

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