Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst
Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst studied comparative religion at Freie Universität Berlin, where she earned her PhD in 1999. In her studies, she conducted field work among Tibetan Buddhist nunneries in exile India. She was ordained twice with white robes in Theravada Buddhism. From 1991 – 1999 she studied at the Tibetan Centre in Hamburg the “7 Years Systematic Studies of Buddhism”. She finished with a certificate and earned a small yellow hat of the Gelug tradition, so similar to a teacher/acharya.
Furthermore, she is a lifelong member of Sakyadhita, has held regular workshops about LGBTQQIA+ at Buddhist Conferences.
As DJ Jampa Sausage, she invented Dharma Rap, a playful medium to stir interest in education, research, Buddhist, ethics, feminism, diversity, and politics.
On the artistic side, Jampa is not only a rapper but also a painter with more than 50 paintings in her digital atelier. Now, it is her pleasure to organize the International Queer Buddhist Conference.
Rev. Daigan Gaither
Tashi Choedup (Pronouns: They/She) is a trans non-binary Buddhist monastic from India in the Tibetan tradition supporting the IQBC, https://www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why
Lisa O’Connor (she/her/they/them), lives in Canberra, Australia. Lisa loves, participates and plays within several dharma communities and many intersectional gender, sexually, relational and culturally diverse dimensions of community.
Lisa also works as a psychologist and makes art.
lesbian, antifascist, feminist, “Lesben gegen Rechts”, Buddhist (inanna
Photo: Eckhard Krumpholz
Sibling/Br. Yonten Phuntsok is a self-ordained Buddhist monastic (2017) who’s root traditions are in the Tibetan Kagyu lineage (2008). From 2014 they have been following teachings of Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh & the Plum Village tradition. Their walking of the Buddha’s path started in 1999 when they attended 3-day Lojong teachings offered by the HH 14th Dalai Lama. They’re a disabled person, a military veteran & part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Lukas is postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, NL. Before that, he studied computer science at Kiel University, Germany.