Banyan Tree Logo

Banyan House has adopted the Banyan Tree as its logo.

Banyan trees are important as shady gathering places and feature strongly in South Asian mythology. The banyan tree is named after 'banyans' or 'banians', the Hindu traders seen resting or carrying out their business under the tree. In fact banyans have become important meeting places for many people who gather in its shade to relax or chat.

In religion and mythology, the banyan is thought of as perfectly symbolizing a tree of life due to its seemingly unending expansion. It is also known as a wish-tree, enabling fulfillment of a wish or desire.

These characteristics of a support community, desire for change and a good life make the banyan tree the ideal symbol for the Banyan House therapeutic community.