Welcoming the Rainbow

A Guide to LGBTQIA+ Inclusion for Buddhists

Welcoming the Rainbow is Rainbodhi’s resource promoting awareness and understanding of diversity for Buddhists in temples, organisations and retreat centres. It introduces basic LGBTQIA+ terminology and explains practical steps Buddhist organisations can take to help make Buddhist spaces more safe and welcoming for LGBTQIA+ people.

The guide is written by Rainbodhi founder, Bhante Akāliko and filled with gorgeous illustrations by Venerable Yodha. The booklet was made with input from LGBTQIA+ Buddhists and printed with the generous support of donors from around the globe.

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!

The resource has been translated into Dutch, French, Polish and Thai language editions, with Portuguese and Spanish translations on the way. Thanks to everyone who supported the resource and helped us get the booklets out into the world.

Download translations in Dutch, French, Polish, Thai and Spanish below.

Watch some videos about the resource and the translated editions below.