QAGOMA Bodhi Tree Blessing
Celebrate the Buddha Birthday Festival 2017, with a special blessing ceremony of the Gallery’s Bodhi Tree by the Abbess and members of Chung Tian Buddhist temple at 1.30pm on Friday 28 April. In 2006, artist Lee Mingwei developed the Bodhi Tree Project specifically for the space near the entrance to the Gallery of Modern Art. The Bodhi Tree, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, is the oldest depicted tree in Indian art and literature and is described as the mythical ‘Tree of Life’. This Bodhi Tree has direct lineage to the original tree in the Indian state of Bihar where Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, is said to have achieved enlightenment. For more information, visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au.