Rainbodhi GiveOUT Day Fundraiser

Rainbodhi is excited to be a part of GiveOUT Day 2020, a national day of philanthropy for LGBTQIA+ community organisations and projects across Australia. Rainbodhi is raising funds to produce a booklet to help promote more LGBTQIA+ inclusion and diversity in Buddhist temples, organisations and retreat centres across Australia. Funds will help cover design, printing and translation costs. Help us reach our goal! 

To find out more about GiveOUT Day and all the great projects you can support, check out their website.

Donate at any time to support Rainbodhi’s booklet project. Or donate on Friday 16th October, when GiveOUT matches donations received that day! 


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 are non-sectarian and welcome everyone regardless of gender, sexuality or faith. All our events are free.

Our name  combines two words; rainbow representing our diverse community and bodhi the Buddhist concept of Enlightenment.

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

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Hear About Rainbodhi's Story

Bhante Akāliko, founder of Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community, talks about the history of Rainbodhi and discusses the steps individuals and organisations can take to ensure Buddhist spaces are inclusive and safe for rainbow Buddhists.

Watch the video below.

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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.

We want to hear from you!

Tell us what it means to be LGBTQIA+ and Buddhist by contributing to research by Dr Stephen Kerry from Charles Darwin University, sponsored by Rainbodhi.

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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