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Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community

Rainbodhi is a spiritual friendship group for LGBTQIA+ Buddhists and an advocate for more inclusion and diversity in the broader Buddhist community. We offer meditation, Dhamma discussion and social events in a safe, supportive environment. We welcome everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or ability. Rainbodhi is a non-sectarian Buddhist group, welcoming people from all faiths or with no faith. All our events are free.

Our name combines two words; rainbow representing our diverse community and bodhi the Buddhist concept of Enlightenment. We believe in inclusion, compassion and wisdom.

If you’re interested in signing up to our mailing list or getting involved as a volunteer let us know.

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Rainbodhi Reads the Poems of the Enlightened Nuns for the 2021 Therigatha Festival

Join Rainbodhi online for poetry and wisdom as we celebrate the earliest collection of women’s literature, the Therigatha. Composed by enlightened nuns over 2500 years ago during the time of the Buddha, these verses still resonate today with the potency of these women’s powerful spirituality. Discover inspiring stories, harsh realities and the raw beauty of these important Buddhist texts.

Catch up with Rainbodhi on YouTube

Watch recordings of past talks by Bhante Akaliko, Lama Rod Owens, Brother Phap Hai, Bhante Sumano, Melina Bondy and more. Visit Rainbodhi’s channel to view and make sure you subscribe for future videos.  

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Interviews: Australian LGBTQIA+ Buddhists Research

Interviews Now Open

In 2021, the second stage of the Australian LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Research project is individual interviews. Register below to have your say about what it means to be a LGBTQIA+ Buddhist in Australia today.

Rainbodhi Share and Care Group

Rainbodhi Share and Care Group on Facebook is a place for you to make connections with Rainbodhi friends from around the world. Share your resources, events and stories about LGBTQIA+ Buddhism.

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Rainbodhi is part of the Safe Space Alliance, a LGBTQI+ led non-profit organisation that aims to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community worldwide