openPR Logo
Press release

Dalai Lama to Attend Buddhist Conference in Hamburg

04-06-2007 06:38 PM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: Foundation for Buddhist Studies

International Congress to Address Role of Women in Buddhism

University of Hamburg, July 18, 19 and 20, Campus von-Melle-Park, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1

(April 3, 2007) The Fourteenth Dalai Lama has confirmed his participation as a keynote speaker at the International Congress of Buddhist Women, to take place in Hamburg from July 18 through 20. The main topic of this pan-Buddhist conference is women’s rights to full ordination in the Tibetan Buddhist monastic order, or Sangha. A resolution to re-introduce full ordination for women in the Tibetan tradition would be groundbreaking, and would significantly strengthen women’s rights in the 21st century.

With its potentially historic impact, the event has already generated great interest from Buddhist countries around Asia. Reputed scholars, Buddhist dignitaries and practicing Buddhists from many Buddhist traditions are expected to take part in the congress. The conference will be held at the University of Hamburg, and will feature a keynote speech by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama on July 20th at the Auditorium Maximum, the university’s largest conference hall. The conference is open to the public, and registration is still open at

The question of reintroducing higher ordination for Tibetan Buddhist women has long been of great personal interest to the Dalai Lama. Indeed, this congress was organized at his personal request. The full ordination lineage was interrupted centuries ago in Tibet, and can be reintroduced with the support of existing lineages from other traditions. However, the consensus of an international monastic community, or Sangha, is required so that a formal judicial act can be prepared.

Full ordination has profound practical as well as symbolic significance for Buddhist women. In the majority Tibetan order, only ordained women are allowed to complete philosophical study courses equivalent to that of monks. Such a degree would qualify them to occupy roles of major responsibility in Buddhist communities, such as lama or teacher. It is still uncertain how the Tibetan tradition may choose to reintroduce the full ordination of nuns. Various methods are possible and under discussion.

Scholars and practicing Buddhists have been researching this topic for many years, and will present their results to the public for the first time at the council in Hamburg. Even for the Dalai Lama, these research results stand to offer new insights and information.

The Dalai Lama’s keynote speech on the future of Buddhist women is eagerly awaited by Buddhists all over the world. His aim is to inspire women to devote themselves to a religious life, thereby improving the social status of Buddhist women in countries where Tibetan Buddhism and the Theravada tradition is practiced.

The congress is organized by the Foundation of Buddhist Studies in cooperation with the Asia-Africa Institute of the University of Hamburg. The congress will be held in English and simultaneously translated into German.

Registration forms and additional information on the International Congress can be found at

Foundation for Buddhist Studies, no companies involved

Foundation for Buddhist Studies, Landwehr 11 - 13, Hamburg

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Dalai Lama to Attend Buddhist Conference in Hamburg here

News-ID: 17943 • Views: 1571

More Releases for Tibet

Top 8 Things to Do in Tibet
Tibet, the roof of the world, is every traveler's dream. The land keeps its centuries-old traditions, mysterious religious culture, and untouched pure natural scenery. Below are the top 8 attractions to see and things to do in Tibet according to their popularity and accessibility. 1. Explore the Potala Palace The Potala Palace is a symbol of Tibet. The majestic white and red building complex, set against grey/green mountains and blue sky, is an
Tibet is Going to Reopen for Travel
Have you been dreaming of a Tibet tour for a long time? It’s time to restart your travel plans now. Tibet is predicted to reopen to China expats in April 2021 after being closed for more than a year. Source: Building 6, Chuangyi Business Park, 70 Qilidian Road, Guilin, Guangxi, 541004, China China Highlights is one of the best China tour companies that specializes in customized and creative China tours. Our reputation
Global Lithium Hydroxide Market Outlook 2017-2022 Sichuan GRM, FMC, Albemarle, S …
Lithium hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the formula LiOH. It is a white hygroscopic crystalline material. It is soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol, and is the weakest base among the alkali metal hydroxides. It is available commercially in anhydrous form and as the monohydrate (LiOH.H2O), both of which are strong bases. Ask For Sample Copy of Report : This report provides detailed analysis of worldwide markets for
Global Lithium Carbonate Market 2016 - SQM, FMC, Tibet Mineral, Yahua Industrial
The report that is written on the title Lithium Carbonate Market 2016 covers all the aspects of the global market study. This report has an estimation about the Lithium Carbonate Market size in terms of value (US$). The report contains the broad segmentation of the market. The report provides the information about the Lithium Carbonate Market and also forecasts its position in the coming years. Lithium carbonate is an inorganic
Thundril (Unity) & Dhodma (Origin) An Offering To THE TIBET FUND Available April …
April 26th – Los Angeles, CA - BFM Digital, a leading digital music distributor of independent music, announces the release of two benefit albums “Thundril” and “Dhodma” in support of The Tibet Fund. This project, conceived by producers Joshua Jacobs, president, Synaptic Fusion Entertainment and Steven Weber, president, BFM Digital and Rinchen Dharlo, president, The Tibet Fund is intended to act as an instrument of awareness toward the current plight
Tibet – Journey across a forbidden country, January 29th, 2008, ZDF, 20:15 h
The film music to the ZDF two-part travel documentary \"TIBET - Reise durch ein verbotenes Land\" (german title) The film music to the current ZDF two-part documentary “Tibet – Journey across a forbidden country” comes from the quill of the two composers Tobias Bösel and Siegfried Rolletter. The film was created according to the original diaries of the two Austrians Heinrich Harrer and Peter Aufschnaiter. The notes have remained undiscovered