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Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst

Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst studied Comparative Studies in Religion receiving a Ph. D. in 1999 at the Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany on Tibetan Buddhist Nuns and the Sakyadhita Network.[1][2] She is a German lesbian, teacher, activist, Buddhist, Feminist, musician, writer, conference organiser, and performer. [3][4] Rotraut Wurst founded drwurst® Dharma Rap.[5][6] Her rapper name is DJ Jampa Sausage.

Biography[edit]

Dr. R. Jampa Wurst was born in 1962 in Ludwigsburg (Württ., Germany). In 1983 she studied Protestant Theology and Latin at Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen. 1986 she moved to Berlin (West) and went on with their studies in Protestant Theology at Freie University, Berlin and Kirchliche Hochschule, Berlin. Furthermore, she studied Comparative Studies in Religion and Indian Philology. In 1989, she made her exams in Protestant Theology and began with their thesis in Comparative Studies in Religion about Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in Exile.

In their studies, they conducted field work among Tibetan Buddhist nunneries in exile in India. They was ordained twice with white robes in Theravada Buddhism by Venerable Dhammananda, former Prof. Dr. Chatsumarn Kabilsingh). From 1991 to 1999 they studied at the Tibetan Centre in Hamburg, the “7 Years Systematic Studies of Buddhism” with the late Geshe Thubten Nawang. They finished with a certificate and earned a small yellow hat of the Gelug tradition, so similar to a teacher/acharya."

Gudrun Brandt, (1943-2017), and Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst first met each other in 1989. When same-sex marriage became possible in Germany, they got married in early 2012.

"Furthermore, they is a lifelong member of Sakyadhita (https://sakyadhita.org), has held regular workshops about LGBTQQIA+ at Buddhist Conferences.

As DJ Jampa Sausage, they invented Dharma Rap, a playful medium to stir interest in education, research, Buddhist, ethics, feminism, diversity, and politics, s. https://www.drwurst.de/dj-jampa-sausage/.

On the artistic side, Jampa is not only a rapper but also a painter with more than 100 paintings in her digital atelier, s. https://atelier.drwurst.de/.

Realizing the need for a safe space for queer Buddhists, having been bullied in their Buddhist communities, they founded the International Queer Buddhist Conferences shortly before the pandemic. Since 2021 the IQBCs have become an annual event." (https://iqbc.org/)

Director of The International Queer Buddhist Conference[edit]

"Realizing the need for a safe space for queer Buddhists, having been bullied in their Buddhist communities, they founded the International Queer Buddhist Conferences shortly before the pandemic. Since 2021 the IQBCs have become an annual event." The International Queer Buddhist Conference https://iqbc.org/. Meanwhile, the 4th IQBC is going to take place in Fall 2024. Between the IQBCs there are monthly Conscious Connections with the focus on arts and meditation with different guest facilitators.

Buddhist Practices[edit]

Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst's German Ph.D. thesis was published "Identität im Exil. Tibetisch-Buddhistische Nonnen und das Netzwerk Sakyadhita".[7] Their Dissertation centred on Tibetan Buddhist nuns and the Sakyadhita Network.[8] Their book is going to be published in English in 2024 by https://timeless-awareness.com/ and https://timeless-awareness.com/pema-d%C3%BCddul/. Dr Wurst is a lifetime member of Sakyadhita. They founded the German chapter.[9] Dr. R. Jampa Wurst facilitates workshops on Science Fiction, LGBTQQIA+ and Dharma rap.[10][11]Dharma rap combines popular cultural Science Fiction characters and themes with Buddhist thoughts, practices, chants, and ideas[12]

Collaborations[edit]

From the beginning of the founding of IQBC Dr. Jampa collaborated with Rainbodhi, founded by Bhante Akaliko, Australia, https://rainbodhi.org/ Bhante Akaliko has been a great support and was one of the invited speakers or the 1st IQBC in 2021.

There has also been a collaboration with Queerzenmeditation from https://www.loftgaycenter.org/, where Dr. Jampa was guest facilitator several times in the last years.

In 2023, on Dec. 3, Dr. Jampa was invited by Stevie Inghram, queer trans fem Yoga therapist, and their "Queer Story Time The Podcast" on YouTube.com with the title: "Navigating Fluidity: A Queer Non-Binary Buddhist's Journey with Dr. Jampa Wurst", s.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XdF9MkN4Gc.

References[edit]


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  1. Wurst, Rotraut. Identitaet im Exil: Tibetisch-Buddhistische Nonnen and Netzwerk Sakyadhita. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 2001.ISBN 3496027118 Search this book on .
  2. Willis, Janice D. Editor, 1989, Feminine Ground: Essays on Women and Tibet, USA, Snow Lion Publications, ISBN 0937938734 Search this book on .
  3. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/buddhism-women_b_862798
  4. https://drwurst.de/wp/?page_id=245&lang=en
  5. https://sakyadhita.org/docs/resources/newsletters/18-1-2009.pdf
  6. drwurst.de (accessed 10/12/2020)
  7. Wurst, Rotraut. Identitaet im Exil: Tibetisch-Buddhistische Nonnen and Netzwerk Sakyadhita. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 2001.ISBN 3496027118 Search this book on .
  8. Willis, Janice D. Editor, 1989, Feminine Ground: Essays on Women and Tibet, USA, Snow Lion Publications, ISBN 0937938734 Search this book on .
  9. https://sakyadhita.org/local/branches/germany.html
  10. https://sakyadhita.org/docs/resources/newsletters/18-1-2009.pdf
  11. https://sakyadhita.org/docs/resources/newsletters/24-1-2015.pdf p. 3.
  12. https://sakyadhita.org/resources/languages.html#articles