Call for Contributions

3rd IQBC: Arts – Gender – Buddhism

We’re looking for all kinds of contributions including but not limited to Talks, Workshops, Exhibitions, Performances, Films, Meditations, and Yoga Classes.

The philosophy of Buddhism is our basis, our path. That means: mindfulness, respect, loving kindness, compassion etc., the ethics we find in Buddhism, but are common human ethics, too. That also means, that we don´t exclude anyone, who observes human ethics.

The International Queer Buddhist Conferences are founded as a safe space for all gender identities, 2SLGBTQIA+ people and people, who kindly support the Rainbow Community as allies. Again everyone is welcome, no matter, which gender, sexuality, color, religion, or where they come from on the globe. We are a global queer family, following the Buddhist ethics.

2SLGBTQIA+ people, who still have to face difficulties in their communities and their countries all over the world, always have loved to express themselves with arts, whether it is paintings, sketches, films, poetry, photography, song, dance or stand-up comedy etc. 

This 3rd IQBC likes to combine these three parts, Arts – Gender – Buddhism, to have a beautiful gathering together, in which people can show their facets, whether it´s talks, workshops, meditation, and especially all forms of arts.

So this 3rd International Queer Buddhist Conference again will use the two virtual platforms: zoom and

Let´s come together and enjoy!

Gender & Buddhism

Buddhist Ethics in a Changing World

Buddhist Art & Gender

(Tib. B. eg. Androgynous Deities or….)

Gender all over the World/Gender in Different Societies/Different Cultures

Expressing Gender through Arts

Catwalk or Fashion Show, Dance: HipHop, TapDance, Songs, Paintings, Sketches, Film, Stand-Up Comedy……, 

Mindfulness in Everyday Life

(Mindful Cooking/Baking/Eating/Exchanging Recipes…; Meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Wen Do….)

interactive experience….

Submission Deadline

July 30, 2023

Notification of Acceptance

September 10, 2023


October 27-29, 2023

We call for paper submissions on one of the 6 topics above just one page outlining the panelist initial offering and that this may be made up of bullet points they wish to offer.
Accepted papers will be presented in a 15-minutes talk during the conference and a panel discussion will be held thereafter. 

For the Conference Proceedings, we would like to encourage people to send a paper, but not more than four pages. (4 pages, Arial 10 or Times New Roman 12) on one of these 6 topics above. 

For workshop proposals, a short description (max. 1 page, Arial 10 or Times New Roman 12) is sufficient. Workshops should be planned for a maximum of 90 minutes.

For any type of submission, please include a short biography (max. 150 words) of the presenter or workshop organizer, respectively.

All papers and workshop proposals must be submitted before the submission deadline to be taken into account for the conference.

For any informal inquiries (e.g., feedback on an early abstract, whether a topic fits to the call, or, further information on other contribution formats), please send an e-Mail to timely before the submission deadline.

Please submit your work as a PDF document per e-Mail to


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