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Commune with Nature

Located in Cumberland, a historic village just east of Canada’s National Capital Region, the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park is a multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-generational place for reflection, mediation, education, prayer and appreciation of art and nature.

Sculptures representing themes on the human condition, philosophic concepts, and imagery representative of various faiths from around the world are integrated with nature.

The park offers walking trails and areas for reflection and meditation. Zones dedicated to major religions provide areas suitable for celebrations, ceremonies and religious services.

The Sanctuary is opened to the public from the Canadian Long Week in May till the 31st of October each year; from 10am-5PM Thursday to Monday, and will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Sanctuary may be sometimes closed to the public in instances of severe weather, and on special occasions, when the Park may only be opened for invited guests.

Commune with Nature

Located in Cumberland, a historic village just east of Canada’s National Capital Region, the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park is a multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-generational place for reflection, mediation, education, prayer and appreciation of art and nature.

Sculptures representing themes on the human condition, philosophic concepts, and imagery representative of various faiths from around the world are integrated with nature.

The park offers walking trails and areas for reflection and meditation. Zones dedicated to major religions provide areas suitable for celebrations, ceremonies and religious services.

The Sanctuary is opened to the public from the Canadian Long Week in May till the 31st of October each year; from 10am-5PM Thursday to Monday, and will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Sanctuary may be sometimes closed to the public in instances of severe weather, and on special occasions, when the Park may only be opened for invited guests.

It is our intention that the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park, be a public place where everyone will feel welcome to visit as often as possible, and become conscious of the fact that the three essential values that the Sanctuary promotes, are common values inherent among all human beings; irrespective of their racial, ethnic, cultural, religious or national affiliations. Our sincere objective is that the consciousness gained by reflecting on the values and meaning portrayed by the Sculptures at the Sanctuary will have a significant collective impact, in promoting mutual respect, compassion, and peace within ourselves, in Canada and in the world beyond.

Message from Founder of the Humanics Institute

Acharya Ranjit Perera

As the greeting conveyed by the Inuksuk one of the first sculptures you see as you enter the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park, welcome to this place dedicated to promoting the principles of non-violence, justice, and peace in the world. We at the Humanics Institute will be working in promoting this vision through programs and projects aimed at understanding and appreciating the following essential values inherent in all cultures and religions in the world: The Oneness of reality; all human beings are responsible beings born equal in respect and dignity, and the intrinsic relationship between human beings and the natural and cosmic environment around us.

As you may know, the Inuksuk is a welcoming sign shaped by the Inuit in the form of a human being, to welcome visitors to their communities. We at the Humanics Institute acknowledge that the land that the Humanics Sanctuary is on is unceded Algonquin lands, and would welcome all Indigenous people of Canada and all other Canadians to work with us to acknowledge and respect the fact that we are all members of one family.

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. We fully respect the right to freedom of conscience and religion and provide an opportunity for people who identify with different religious and/or secular traditions to show their commitment to the essential values we all share. At the same time, we urge everyone to be open-minded, mutually respectful and compassionate by trying to understand, appreciate and learn from one another, and help us in promoting the principles of non-violence, justice and peace in the world.

Acharya Ranjit Perera
President of the Humanics Institute

Message from Founder of the Humanics Institute

Acharya Ranjit Perera

As the greeting conveyed by the Inuksuk one of the first sculptures you see as you enter the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park, welcome to this place dedicated to promoting the principles of non-violence, justice, and peace in the world. We at the Humanics Institute will be working in promoting this vision through programs and projects aimed at understanding and appreciating the following essential values inherent in all cultures and religions in the world: The Oneness of reality; all human beings are responsible beings born equal in respect and dignity, and the intrinsic relationship between human beings and the natural and cosmic environment around us.

As you may know, the Inuksuk is a welcoming sign shaped by the Inuit in the form of a human being, to welcome visitors to their communities. We at the Humanics Institute acknowledge that the land that the Humanics Sanctuary is on is unceded Algonquin lands, and would welcome all Indigenous people of Canada and all other Canadians to work with us to acknowledge and respect the fact that we are all members of one family.

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. We fully respect the right to freedom of conscience and religion and provide an opportunity for people who identify with different religious and/or secular traditions to show their commitment to the essential values we all share. At the same time, we urge everyone to be open-minded, mutually respectful and compassionate by trying to understand, appreciate and learn from one another, and help us in promoting the principles of non-violence, justice and peace in the world.

Acharya Ranjit Perera
President of the Humanics Institute

Price per visit

$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

To encourage people to visit the Sanctuary regularly; to relax, reflect upon, meditate and feel rested and reconciled, we have also created an Associate Membership category for an annual fee of $ 25 which would enable anyone to visit the Sanctuary as often as they wish, when the Sanctuary is open.

Our goal is to have the Sanctuary open free of any entrance fees throughout the year. But unless we have private and public grants and donations, to ensure the sustainability of the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park, we need to charge fees. We will, however, attempt to accommodate individuals who may not be able to pay the entrance fees.

Address

3468 Old Montreal Road
Cumberland, Ontario
K4C 1H9
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