Queerness and Buddhism through the Ages
February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
About this event
Join us online to explore the intersections of Buddhist and LGBTQ+ identities. As part of our programming for LGBTQ+ History Month, this dialogue between members of the Jamyang community will navigate topics as diverse as gender and sexuality in Tibetan medicine, the links between Queer identity, Buddhism and environmental justice, and the experience of LGBTQIA+ people within traditional Tibetan communities.
Is this for me?
Absolutely. If you’re interested in hearing diverse Buddhist perspectives then please come along!
About the panel
Rhonwen Sayer is a long standing member of the Jamyang Community and a member of the FPMT Translation Team. Rhonwen translates Buddhist texts from Sanskrit and Tibetan into English. Over the years, she has received many precious teachings from different teachers and she has a Masters degree in Buddhist Studies from SOAS, University of London, specializing in Tantra.
Erik Jampa (Andersson), director and founder of Shrīmālā, is a Sowa Rigpa practitioner, SKI teacher, and meditation instructor with students and clients across the world. Erik is one of the few westerners to have completed a comprehensive education in the Gyu-Zhi (Four Tantras of Tibetan Medicine) as well as clinical training in Tibetan herbalism, dietetics, and manual therapies.
Tashi Choedup (They/She) is a practicing Buddhist monastic. They have more than a decade of experience in human rights and community work. They are currently working as a project fellow at Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies, Hyderabad India. They are also an executive committee member at Anveshi. They are a core group member of the National Ecumenical Forum For Gender and Sexual Minorities (NEFGSM) at the National Council of Churches of India and a fellow at Salzburg Global LGBT Forum. They are one of the founding members of Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti and Queer Swabhimana Yatra. They are also a student of Buddhist philosophy and psychology. Their primary areas of interest are faith, religion, mental health, and queer rights and their intersection.
…and more to be announced!