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03 MAY - 05 MAY

Chung Tian Temple
1034 Underwood Rd, Priestdale QLD 4127

See & Hear // 菩提樹祈福祝禱

Bodhi Tree Blessing

Gallery of Modern Art

10:30am (Friday 26 April)

Join us as we commence Buddha Birth Day Festival celebrations with our annual Bodhi Tree Blessing Ceremony at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) on Friday 26 April at 10:30am.

The Bodhi Tree Project was established in 2006 by Lee Mingwei during GOMA’s development. Planted on the front terrace of GOMA (known as “Bodhi Tree Terrace”), the Bodhi tree sapling, directly descended from the Bodhi tree where Prince Siddhartha sat when he attained enlightenment and became the Buddha, is a living work of art and a representation of the birth of Buddhism.

Learn more about Lee Ming Wei’s Bodhi Tree Project at GOMA here.

This program is presented in conjunction with Fo Guang Shan Chung Tian Temple, the Buddha's Light International Association of Queensland, and The Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA), the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art's Asian and Pacific research and publishing arm.

Venerables performing the Bodhi tree ceremony
Bodhi tree ceremony