About Us

So, what exactly is Rising Lotus? Well … it is both a place and a mindset


Rising Lotus – the place

is our Children’s Village a bright, cheery, bright blue, mural-covered building nestled in the town of Kirtipur, located outside Kathmandu in the nation of Nepal where we provide a home, a quality education, and caring support to orphan children, ages 5-18 years. {meet Our Kids}

Rising Lotus – the mindset

is The got karma? Project, an ongoing, every-growing global campaign that unites caring hearts around a shared ethic of compassion and respect for the plight of human struggle and the sheer tenacity of the human spirit to rise from the mire and overcome. The message behind the campaign is simple: Kindness Matters. Spread the Love. {learn more}

To get more details on how all things Rising Lotus work and came to be, click the boxes and links above. Or, read the journal entry below from founder Tracy Brandt, written on her very FIRST trip to Nepal … a heart-moving experience that that became her life’s MISSION!!