Call for Contributions

4th IQBC: BUDDHISM IS TRANS

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

Keynote Speaker: Fresh “Lev” White

Fresh “Lev” White is a love and compassion activist. He offers mindfulness, mediation, and diversity trainings as tools for shifting towards more authentic, conscious, and passionate living. He teaches and writes about how unconditional love and self-compassion are the ultimate gateways to honoring and understanding others, thus healing our communities and our planet.

Fresh “Lev” White
Diversity Trainer, Speaker, Mindfulness Teacher & Minister of Love ❤️

Learn more about my offerings here: affirmativeacts.org

You can book a free consultation with me here: booktimewithlev.as.me

Venmo: @freshencounter
PayPal: fresh@affirmativeacts.org
CashApp: $FreshWhite

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.

This 4th International Queer Buddhist Conference again will use the two virtual platforms: zoom and gather.town.

Let´s come together and enjoy!

1. Views of Lesbian, Gay, and Trans People (Gender Fluid, Non Binary etc.) on Buddhism (Life Experiences)

2. Buddha is Queer

e.g. Research/Texts Buddha, Bodhisattvas, Deities,
What did the Buddha say about Queer or Trans People

3. Perspectives of the World Towards Transgender People

e.g. Historical or Contemporary Research/Texts, Media/Politics etc.

4. How to deal with Binary Societies

e.g. Do we have to fit in those Stereotypes or Boxes?
Offering (Rainbow) Facets

5. Walk into Trans(ce)

Meditation practices or paths
Qi Gong
Yoga,
Dharma Rap
Mantras
Arts (Painting, and more)
Dance
….

Submission Deadline

July 30, 2024

Notification of Acceptance

September 10, 2024

Conference

October 18-20, 2024

We call for paper submissions on one of the 5 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 info@iqbc.org timely before the submission deadline.

Please submit your work as a PDF document per e-Mail to info@iqbc.org.

Questions?

Feel free to reach out to us via
email.

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