IQBC 2021 Recordings

Day 1 – Oct 23, 2021

Opening Ceremony
Speaker: Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst (she/her)
Duration: 15 minutes

Session 1: Buddhist Feminisms – Feminist Buddhisms
Session Chair: Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst
Duration: 30-45 minutes

1. Juliane Amberger: Be Beautiful – Be Yourself: Thich Nhat Hanh’s Engaged Buddhism and the LGBTQIA+ Community
2. Ayya Yeshe (she/her): The Accidental Nun of the Slum (talk, 15min)

Gender & Variability (Dis/Ability) – a Queer Buddhist Perspective
(invited talk)
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Bee Scherer (they/them)
Duration: 30 minutes + 10 min Q&A

Session 2: Proud to be a Buddhist Rainbow Warrior
Session Chair: Ven. Bhante Akaliko (he/him)
Duration: 60-75 minutes 

1. Ven. Bhante Akaliko (he/him): Welcoming the Rainbow: A Guide to Inclusion for LGBTQIA+ Buddhists (talk, 15minutes)
2. Kody Muncaster, MA (they/them): Queer(ing) Engaged Buddhism: Chenrezig, Tonglen, and Compassionate Social Justice (talk, 15minutes)
3. Dr. Stephen Kerry (they/them): Australian LGBTQIA+ Buddhists (talk, 15minutes)

What the Buddha said about LGBTQ (invited talk)
Speaker: Thich Nu Tinh Quang (she/her)
Duration: 30 minutes + 10 min Q&A

Day 2 – Oct 24, 2021

Love, Lust, and Loneliness (invited talk)
Speaker: Ven. Bhante Akaliko (he/him)
Duration: 30 minutes + 10 min Q&A

Session 3: Monastics and LGBTQQIA+
Session Chair: Ven. Vimala (they/them)
Duration: 45 minutes

1. Ven. Vimala (they/them): Through the Yellow Gate – Transgender people in the Early Buddhist texts (talk, 30 minutes)

Possibilities of Buddhist Peacemaking (invited talk)
Speaker: Shelley Anderson (she/her)
Duration: 30 minutes + 10 min Q&A

Session 4: Peace in the Community: How can we work together respectfully and effectively, and gain societal support?
Session Chair: Kenneth Ireland (he/him)
Duration: 60-75 minutes

1. Benny Prawira (he/him): Going Beyond Mindfulness: Embodying Compassion for Better Queer Mental Health Recovery (talk, 15min)
2. Kenneth Ireland (he/him): The Ripple Effect: An Engaged Queer Buddhist Conversation (talk, 15min)
3. Gabe Rusk, MA (he/him): Postmodern Religion and Seeking Queer Refuge In Pure Land Buddhism (talk, 15min)
4. Dr. Jishin Michon (they/them): Reflections of an Asexual Buddhist (talk, 15min)

Closing Words
Speaker: Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst (she/her)
Duration: 15 minutes


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