Over 200,000 Visitors
Over 180 events
Over 400 Performers
This year’s Buddha Birth Day Festival is set to see over 180 events spread throughout 13 locations around the Southbank Parklands with the creation of six villages. Stroll down the Path of Wisdom from the Southbank Piazza to the Cultural Forecourt and marvel at the Peace and Happiness lanterns that hang from the Arbour as you meander through the Buddha Birth Day Festival villages.
Visit our Spiritual Village at the Southbank Piazza and participate in the Bathing Buddha ritual which runs throughout the day or pop by in the evening to make a light offering for world peace.
Curious about Buddhism? Get your questions answered at our Wisdom Village and come to one (or more) classes at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. The learning opportunities are endless!
For the food lovers, our International Vegetarian Food Village at the Cultural Forecourt will be a feast for the senses. Smell the aroma of vegetarian cooking and taste the various Eastern and Western cuisines on offer.
Walk through the Rainforest Green to the Liana Lounge and find your inner peace at our Meditation Village. Under the guidance of a Buddhist Venerable, a series of meditation sessions are on offer for the beginner to the advanced.