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For our Rainbodhi friends in Sydney Australia

A Queer Presence: Rainbodhi Gallery Tour and Meditation

Join Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community for a special viewing of the exhibition Presence of Mind exhibition and discover a wonderful world of queer Buddhist art practice!

Hear about the ways spirituality and queer identites have informed the lives and practice of featured artists as we take a private tour with the curators, followed by a guided meditation in the gallery with friends.

Date and time

Saturday 19 February 2022
10:00 am – 11:30 am AEDT

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Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios
164 Longueville Rd Lane Cove, NSW 2066

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About the Exhibition

Presence of Mind is a residency and exhibition project that examines the intersection of mindfulness, Buddhism and the creative process of visual artists in Australia and Singapore.

Presence of Mind, foregrounds the practice of mindfulness, increasingly adopted as a strategy to cope with the stresses of modern living. Many contemporary secular techniques of mindfulness have been developed from traditional Buddhist meditation practices For artists in this exhibition, mindfulness is foundational to their creative processes and can take many forms, from embodied processes to playful humour, as well as technological and traditional motifs, highlighting the rich perspectives that spirituality can bring to art.

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Queer Buddhist Artists Public Programs

Several of Rainbodhi’s artist friends have works and public programs as part of this exhibition. In addition to Rainbodhi’s event you can also support queer Buddhist artists by attending the following events:

Claire Carpenter – Children’s mindfulness movement 
Sat 29 Jan, 10-11am. View event 
Kath Fries – Walking meditation 
Sat 5 Feb, 10-11am. View event
Lachlan Warner – Teacup conversations and workshop
Sat 19 Feb, 2-4pm. View event 
Lachlan Warner – Closing tea ceremony
Sat 26 Feb, 10am. View event  

Rainbodhi Online Workshops

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