Strong women in Buddhism worldwide
Lecture by Ven. Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo (San Diego)
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Karma Lekshe Tsomo will introduce women in her lecture, who as born or converted Buddhists have made crucial contributions to an equal position for women.
It is a common objective of these women to re-establish the right for women to religious autonomy which the Buddha granted to women already during his lifetime and to give new impulse nowadays.
Karma Lekshe Tsomo is professor for Tibetology and Religious Science at the University of San Diego. Buddhism and religions of the world are the focus of her teaching and research. For 15 years she studied Buddhist philosophy and practice in Dharamsala, India and obtained a Dr. degree at the University of Hawaii.
As American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition Dr. Tsomo is also president of "Sakyadhita International", the international association of Buddhist women. She is director of the Jamyang Foundation, an initiative that creates education opportunities for women in underdeveloped countries. Eight schools in the Indian part of the Himalaya and one in Bangladesh are part of this.
- Date: Sunday 22 July 2007, 6 p.m. (18:00)
- Location: University of Hamburg, Main Building, Edmund Siemers Allee 1, Room ESA A
- Admission: € 10,-- English with translation into German