Welcome to Rainbodhi Singapore LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community

Rainbodhi Singapore is a spiritual friendship group for LGBTQIA+ Buddhists in Singapore 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.

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

Welcoming the Rainbow:
A Guide to LGBTQIA+ Inclusion for Buddhists

Welcoming the Rainbow is Rainbodhi’s new 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 produced by Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community, a spiritual friendship group and advocate for more inclusion and diversity in the broader Buddhist community. 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 world.


Events in Singapore are conducted on a semi-regular basis. Follow our Telegram or Instagram for more details.

Get Together In The Park

A great opportunity to get to know LGBTQIA+ Buddhists who practice Dharma, and are interested in meditation. Sharing our insights as we practice the way of life.

Care and Share Dharma Study Group

We are a peer-led study group that usually focuses on a 5 - 10 minutes multimedia presentation. It could be reading an excerpt from a book, or watching a short video that related to the messages of Dharma.

Get Together In The Temple

Get to know Buddhism more through this interactive tour that brings insight to the different school of thoughts.



Media Releases

Press Releases & Reports

Monasteries and Groups

Non-sectarian LGBTQIA+
Friendly Monasteries and Groups


LGBTQIA+ Buddhism Related
(A–Z by Author)

Audio & Videos

LGBTQIA+ Related Dharma Talks & Channels


LGBTQIA+ Related Buddhist Writings
(A–Z by Author)


Support & Services

Tell us more about you

If you’re interested in getting involved as a volunteer let us know.

If you’re interested in volunteering but not entirely sure whether it would suit you, we’re always happy to chat it through with you.