Welcome to Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community!

Rainbodhi is an international spiritual friendship group for LGBTQIA+ Buddhists and an advocate for inclusion and diversity.

We offer meditation, teachings, discussion and social events in a safe, affirming environment for people from all Buddhist traditions and those interested in Buddhism and meditation. 

Rainbodhi welcomes people of all shades, ethnicities, sexes, genders, sexualities, body shapes, abilities, and cultural identities.

All Rainbodhi events are free.

Our values: Inclusion. Compassion. Wisdom.

Rainbodhi’s name combines two words; rainbow representing our diverse community and bodhi, the Buddhist concept of Enlightenment.

Rainbodhi’s International Groups

Rainbodhi has groups all over the world,  including:  Canada, Melbourne (Naarm), Mexico, Poland, Spain, Sydney, and the USA.

Learn more about our international groups

If you want to start a Rainbodhi group in your area, get in touch using the contact form below.

Rainbodhi’s Inclusivity Resource

Now available in seven languages!

Welcoming the Rainbow, Rainbodhi’s resource promoting awareness of diversity, is now available in English, French, Thai, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish editions. 

The resource is written by Rainbodhi founder, Bhante Akāliko and filled with gorgeous illustrations by Venerable Yodha. Hard copies of the booklet have been sent to Buddhist centres all over the world, including America, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France,  Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom and many more!

View and download all editions on our Welcoming the Rainbow page below:

Catch Up on YouTube

Rainbodhi Youtube Channel

Rainbodhi’s Youtube channel contains teachings, recordings and a range of offerings from past events, including talks from Rainbodhi friends around the world. Speakers include Bhante Akaliko, Lama Rod Owens, Melina Bondy, Brother Phap Hai and many more.

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Connect with Your Community

Rainbodhi Share + Care Group


Rainbodhi Share & Care group is here to help connect and support members of Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community.
This group promotes discussion about Buddhism and being LGBTQIA+. Tell us your stories, share your cares.

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