Dr. Carola Roloff

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Dr. Carola Roloff (Bhikṣuṇī Jampa Tsedroen) Universität Hamburg, Abteilung Indien und Tibet
Alsterterrasse 1, Rm 124, D-20354 Hamburg
Tel. +49 (0)40 42838-8950
Fax: +49 (0)40 42838-6944
Mobile: +49 (0)172 900 89 89
e-mail: carola.roloff@uni-hamburg.de Citizenship: German
website: www.carolaroloff.de

Current Position

Jan./10 – today Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets, Asien-Afrika-Institut. Topic: "The ordination of nuns in the Tibetan Buddhist canon and its presentation in the Tibetan commentaries", 3-year Temporary Position for Principal Investigators funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Research Interests

  • Nuns' ordination, monastic rituals and rules in the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya along with its treatment in the Tibetan commentarial literature
  • Vinaya ordination lineages and ordination of Tibetan women in the religious history of Tibet
  • biographies of Tibetan saints such as Red mda' ba (1348-1412) and Tsong kha pa (1357-1419)
  • gender, human and women's rights in Buddhism
  • Buddhism in modernity, inter-Buddhist and interfaith dialogue
  • Tibetan Buddhist liturgy and rituals, the Tārā tantra

Keywords

Asia, Buddhist Studies, Dialogue, Gender, India, Nuns, Ordination, Religion, Tibet, Vinaya, Women

Previous Academic Experience

  • Ph.D., 2009 Asia-Africa Institute, University of Hamburg, Dissertation summa cum laude: "Red mda' ba. Buddhist Yogi Scholar of the Fourteenth Century. The Forgotten Reviver of Madhyamaka Philosophy in Tibet."

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. David P. Jackson
Reviewers: Prof. Dr. Michael Zimmermann, Prof. Dr. Eva Neumaier

  • 2003 – 2009 Post-graduate student, Asia-Africa Institute, University of Hamburg.
  • M.A., 2003 M.A. thesis magna cum laude: "Red mda’ pa (1349-1412) und Tsong kha pa (1357- 1419): zwei zentrale Figuren des tibetischen Buddhismus und ihr wechselseitiges Lehrer- Schüler-Verhältnis."

Supervisors/Reviewers: Prof. Dr. David P. Jackson, Prof. Dr. Lambert Schmithausen

  • 1997 – 2002 Basic and Main M.A. studies, Asia-Africa Institute, University of Hamburg

Major 1: Language and Culture of Tibet
Major 2: Language and Culture of Ancient and Medieval India (Sanskrit, Pāli)

  • 1981 – 2001 Traditional training in the context of Tibetan monastic universities with Geshe Thubten Ngawang and other teachers at Tibetisches Zentrum e.V., Germany
  • 1980 – 2001 Tibetan Buddhist dialectics
  • 1988 – 1996 Buddhist philosophy (Tibetan doxographic literature)
  • 1981 – 1991 Vinaya (Tibetan Mūlasarvāstivāda)
  • 1988 – 1992 Vinaya Research on behalf of the Studienstiftung für Tibetischen Buddhismus
  • 11-12/1985 Three Platform Ordination and traditional Chinese Dharmaguptaka Vinaya training at Miao-T‘ung Monastery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 08 – 10/1980 Study stay at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, India

Grants and scholarships

  • 04/07/2011 Karl H. Ditze Award for outstanding doctoral thesis
  • 03/2011 Erasmus short-term lectureship
  • 2009 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), 3-year temporary position in conjunction with a research grant in Germany
  • 2009 PhD thesis printing costs grant Tibetisches Zentrum e.V., Germany
  • 2008 – 2009 PhD stipend Tara-Stiftung, Munich (2 years)
  • 2007 Research grant Tara-Stiftung, Munich (for expedition to India)
  • 2007 Travel grant Studienstiftung für Buddhismus, Hamburg (award-giving Bangkok)
  • 2005 – 2007 PhD stipend Tibetisches Zentrum e.V., Germany
  • 01/1999 – 09/2002 Government grant "Bafög", (under)graduate scholarship, Germany

Teaching experience

  • 1996 – today (Co-)Lecturer, University of Hamburg
  • 10/2010-03/2011 Der Buddhismus im Kontext der Weltreligionen und Bildung, EPB
  • 04/2010-09/2011 Die acht schweren Regeln und die Gründung des buddhistischen Nonnenordens, Department Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets
  • 10/2009-03/2010 Gender und Buddhismus in Asien, Asien-Afrika-Institut
  • 04/1997-09/1997 Buddhismus in Geschichte und Gegenwart, AWW
  • 10/1996-03/1997 Buddhismus in Geschichte und Gegenwart, AWW
  • 10/1990-03/1991 Stellung der Frau in den Religionen, Sozietät Interreligiöser Dialog, Ev. Theologie and exhibition at the Ev. Studentinnen- und Studentengemeinde
  • 07/2002 – today Teacher, 7-year Systematisches Studium des Buddhismus, Tibetisches Zentrum e.V.
  • 1986 – today Courses, seminars, and lectures on various Buddhist topics, Germany and abroad
  • 1988 – 2002 Tutor, 7-year Systematisches Studium des Buddhismus, Tibetisches Zentrum e.V. Vocational training and work experience
  • 1981 – today Activities as Buddhist nun at Tibetisches Zentrum e.V. Hamburg
  • 1981 – 2011 translator and interpreter Tibetan-German/German-Tibetan
  • 2005 – 2010 scientific advisor, lecturer, editor
  • 1983 – 2008 manager of the Tibetan refugee relief (several projects in India)
  • 1989 – 1995 managing director
  • 1981 – 1998 project manager, program coordinator, office manager, accountant
  • 1977 – 1981 Training college for and occupation as doctor's assistant, Germany Languages Tibetan, Sanskrit, Pāli, English, Latin, German

Other skills

PC Oriental text processing; OpenOffice; Microsoft Office; WordPerfect; proficiency in type writing, correspondence, editorial work business management accounting, annual financial statements, tax law, personal management, organizing and overseeing mid to large size projects

Countries visited Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Yugoslavia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam

Publications

1. Authored and Edited Books

  • 2011 together with Thea Mohr, eds. Mit Würde und Beharrlichkeit. Die Erneuerung buddhistischer Nonnenorden. Berlin: Steinrich edition. (English translation of Dignity and Discipline Boston 2010)
  • 2011 together with Wolfram Weiße, Michael Zimmermann, eds. Buddhismus im Westen. Ein Dialog zwischen Religion und Wissenschaft, vol 6, series "Religionen im Dialog", Schriftenreihe der Akademie der Weltreligionen, in Kooperation mit dem Zentrum für Buddhismuskunde der Universität Hamburg und dem Tibetischen Zentrum e.V. Münster: Waxmann (in print)
  • 2010 together with Thea Mohr, eds. Dignity and Discipline. Reviving Full Ordination for Buddhist Nuns. Boston: Wisdom Publications. (German translation Mit Würde und Beharrlichkeit Berlin 2011)

2. Research Monographs

  • 2009 Red mda' ba. Buddhist Yoga Scholar of the Fourteenth Century. The Forgotten Reviver of Madhyamaka Philosophy in Tibet (Contributions to Tibetan Studies, vol. 7) Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag
  • 1992 A Brief Survey of the Vinaya. Its origin, transmission, and arrangement from the Tibetan point of view with comparisons to the Theravāda and Dharmagupta traditions (Vinaya Research = Vinaya Forschung, 1, ed. Foundation for Tibetan Buddhist Studies), 1. Aufl. Hamburg: Dharma Edition 1992

3. Chapters in collected volumes

  • 2011 Das Erleuchtungspotenzial von Frauen und Ordinationslinien im Buddhismus. In Christine Gerber, Silke Petersen, Wolfram Weiße, eds. Unbeschreiblich weiblich? Neue Fragestellungen zur Geschlechterdifferenz in den Religionen (Reihe: Theologische Frauenforschung in Europa, vol. 26). Berlin, Münster, Wien, Zürich, London: LIT Verlag
  • 2010 Women's Rights in the Vajrayāna Tradition. In Carmen Meinert and Hans-Bernd Zöllner: Buddhist Approaches to Human Rights. Dissonances and Resonances. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 195-210
  • 2008 Generation to Generation: Transmitting the Bhikṣuṇī Lineage in the Tibetan Tradition. In Karma Lekshe Tsomo, ed. Buddhist Women in a Global Multicultural Community. 9th Sakyadhita International Conference. Kuala Lumpur: Sukhi Hotu Publications, 205-215
  • 2006 Bhikṣuṇī Ordination. In Karma Lekshe Tsomo, ed. Out of the Shadows: Socially Engaged Women. Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 305-309
  • 2005 Karitatives Engagement deutscher Buddhisten: Seelsorge in Deutschland und Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe in Südindien. In Karl Federschmidt, Klaus Temme, Helmut Weiß: Ethik und Praxis des Helfens in verschiedenen Religionen. Anregungen zum interreligiösen Gespräch in Seelsorge und Beratung. Neukirchen-Vlyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 233-237
  • 1992 Kostbare Menschengeburt? Zur Position des Buddhismus zum Schwangerschaftsabbruch. In: Andrea Hauner / Elke Reichart (eds.): § 218. Zur aktuellen Diskussion mit Beiträgen von Herta Däubler-Gmelin, Jutta Ditfurth, Uta Ranke-Heinemann, Hannelore Rönsch, Irmgard Schwaetzer, Alice Schwarzer, Rita Süssmuth u.a. München: Knaur-Verlag, 108-113
  • 1988 The Significance of the Conference. In Karma Lekshe Tsomo, ed. Sakyadhita. Daughters of the Buddha. 1st edition. New York, Snow Lion Publications, 47-52.

4. Articles

  • 2012 Buddhistische Nonnen brauchen eine Lobby. Tibet und Buddhismus 26.2
  • 2011 Die Grüne Tara – eine Erleuchtete. Tibet und Buddhismus 25.2
  • 2010 Aktuelles zur Nonnenordination — „Westliche Frauen können nicht länger warten“. Tibet und Buddhismus 24.1
  • 2009 Buddhismus und Buddhologie. Tibet und Buddhismus 23.3
  • 2007 Nonnenkongress: Volle Ordination von tibetischen Nonnen nur noch eine Frage der Zeit. Tibet und Buddhismus 21.4
  • 2006 Wiederbelebung der Bhikshuni-Gelübde im tibetischen Buddhismus. Tibet und Buddhismus 20.4
  • 2006 Der 14. Dalai Lama von Tibet und seine Philosophie der Gewaltlosigkeit. Weiterbildendes Studium: Buddhismus in Geschichte und Gegenwart, vol. 10, Universität Hamburg
  • 2004 Karma und Wiedergeburt in der tibetischen Gelugpa-Tradition. Weiterbildendes Studium: Buddhismus in Geschichte und Gegenwart, vol. 9, Universität Hamburg
  • 2003 Bhikṣuṇī-Ordination. Weiterbildendes Studium: Buddhismus in Geschichte und Gegenwart, vol. 8, Universität Hamburg
  • 1993 Tibetan Nunneries in India. Newsletter on International Buddhist Women's Activities (NIBWA) 3
  • 1992 The First International Conference on Buddhist Women. Internationales Asienforum 23.1-2
  • 1991 Relevance of Vinaya in Modern Circumstances. Paper presented at the Thammasat University Bangkok October 29, 1991. Online Publication: http://www.thubtenchodron.org/BuddhistNunsMonasticLife/relevance_of_vinaya_in_modern_circumstances.pdf
  • 1991 Activities on the Vinaya Research Committee. Sakyadhita Newsletter
  • 1988 Das Wiedererwachen buddhistischer Frauenorden. Universale Religion 4. Reprint in Bodhi Baum 4 (1989)
  • 1987 Erste internationale Konferenz buddhistischer Nonnen 1987. Tibet-Forum 6.2

Research expeditions

  • 14/09/11-08/02/2012 DFG research stay in India (fieldwork Tibetan settlements, research scholar at the Central University for Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, India)
  • 13 – 18/03/2011 DFG exploring journey University of Gent, Belgium
  • 08 – 24/01/2011 DFG exploring journey Central University for Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, India
  • 2006 – 2008 Research Scholar at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, India
  • 10/2007-03/2008 intensive research related to my PhD thesis
  • 10/2006-02/2007 intensive research related to my PhD thesis
  • 1983-2008 In 1983 three-monthly stay in Sera Je Monastery, Bylakuppe, and Drepung Loseling Monastery, Mundgod, India to explore monastic life, followed by 10 visits to Tibetan monasteries and nunneries in India as the mananger of the refugee relief of Tibetisches Zentrum e.V. (public charity) in the years 1987-2008 (3-6 weeks each) Organization of International conferences, panels, workshops, and major events
  • 06/2011 Panel "The Prospects for Bhikṣuṇī Ordination in Tibetan Buddhism", 16th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan, June 20-25, 2011
  • 28/11/2010 Symposium "Buddhismus im Westen: Ein Dialog zwischen Religion und Wissenschaft", University of Hamburg in cooperation with the Tibetisches Zentrum e.V., sponsored by the Gustav Prietsch-Stiftung
  • 02/2006 – 12/2007 International Congress on Buddhist Women's Role in the Saṅgha on behalf of the Studienstiftung für Buddhismus in cooperation with the Asien-Afrika-Institut, University of Hamburg
  • 08/1997 – 11/1998 Buddhas Weg zum Glück. Major event with H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama in Schneverdingen/Lüneburger Heath, Germany (7,000-11,000 participants)
  • 1990 – 1991 Hamburg Tibetweek with H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama under the patronage of Carl-Friedrich von Weizsäcker
  • 1987 Co-organizer of the First International Sakyadhita Conference, Bodhgaya, India
  • 1982 Public Talk of H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama at the University of Hamburg

Invited presentations

  • 22/05/2012 Rechte Erkenntnis und rechter Lebenswandel in Buddhismus und Christentum, Diskussion mit Prof. Dr. Michael von Brück, Moderation: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Weiße, Katholische Akademie Hamburg
  • 13-15/04/2012 Bewusstseinskonzepte aus buddhistischer Perspektive, Vortrag beim Kongress "Bewusstseinskultur! Begegnung westlicher Psychotherapie und buddhistischer Geistesschulung", Gebäude Ensemble Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, Dresden
  • 15/02/2012 Selbstverwirklichung. Vom Stress mit sich selbst. Diskussionsreihe: "Vom guten Leben. Was uns treibt und was uns trägt", ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, NDR Radiohaus am Rothenbaum, Hamburg (Radio-Sendung: Donnerstag, 16.02.2012, Das Forum, NDR Info)
  • 04/02/2012 Buddhism and Monastic Communities in Germany, Lecture at the international conference "Buddhism & Australia 2012", Murdoch University, Lecture Theatre, Perth, Australia
  • 12/01/2012 The Buddhist Nuns Order Restoration Movement and its Implications for Modern Society, Lecture on invitation by Prof. Dr. Jay Garfield for students from Smith College, University of Tasmania and Mt Holyoke College, 20th Anniversary of Exchange Programme at the Central University of Tibetan Studies, India
  • 29/11/2011 The Buddhist Nuns Order Restoration Movement and its Implications for Modern Society, Panel Politics and Society: Engaged Buddhism, Global Buddhist Congregation 2011, Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, India
  • 11/09/2011 "Verweile doch, Du bist so schön!" - Was ist Glück? ZEIT Forum Kultur Symposium at the Ruhrtriennale 2011, Bochum
  • 20-25/06/2011 Bhikṣuṇī Ordination in the Vinayakṣudrakavastu of the Tibetan Kangyur. Panel: The Prospects for Bhikṣuṇī Ordination in Tibetan Buddhism, 16th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan
  • 17/04/2011 The Foundation of the Order of Buddhist Nuns According to the Tibetan Translation of the Kṣudrakavastu of the Mūlasarvāstivāda-vinaya. Presentation at the Numata Vinaya Conference, McMaster University, Toronto, 16-17/04/2011
  • 04/04/2011 Interreligiöse Gesprächsreihe "Wie viel Religion braucht unsere Gesellschaft?" im Katharinen-Salon in der Hafencity im Meßmer Momentum, Am Kaiserkai 4. Moderator: Main pastor and chaplain Dr. Ulrike Murmann.
  • 15/03/2011 Evening talk with discussion "Potential for Enlightenment and Ordination of Women in Buddhism", "Permanent Training Course", organized by Prof. Dr. Ann Heirman
  • 16/03/2011 Lecture and groupwork "Women's Rights in Buddhism" for the MA course "Culture in Perspective", organized by Dr. Mathieu Torck
  • 18/01/2011 Vinaya in Modernity. Panel discussion, International Vinaya Conference, Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath/Varanasi, 17-19/01/2011
  • 03/01/2011 Das Erleuchtungspotenzial von Frauen und Ordinationslinien im Buddhismus. Lecture during the lecture series of the Akademie der Weltreligionen Hamburg "Unbeschreiblich Weiblich oder die Kontingenz der Männlichkeit. Neue Fragestellungen zur Geschlechterdifferenz in der Theologie" at the University of Hamburg
  • 12/11/2010 Die buddhistische Nonnenordination und ihre Relevanz für den Westen. Lecture at Tibetisches Zentrum e.V. Hamburg
  • 23/07/2010 Jetsun Rendawa – buddhistischer Yogi und Gelehrter des 14. Jahrhunderts. Lecture at Tibetisches Zentrum e.V. Hamburg
  • 16/03/2010 Buddhist Monastic Communities in Europe. Lecture at the University of Gent
  • 02/03/2010 Wieviel Raum können Religionen einander geben? Panel discussion at the cluster of excellence "Religion und Politik" of the WWU, Landeshaus des Landschaftsverbands Westfalen-Lippe (LWL), Münster
  • 28/01/2010 Übungen der Achtsamkeit im Buddhismus. Lecture and exercises in the context of the course "Übungen der Achtsamkeit - Anthropotechniken in pädagogischen Kontexten", University of Bielefeld
  • 28/12/09-03/01/2010 Buddhist Education Across Cultures -- Buddhism and Buddhology: One Root, Two Fruits. Presentation at the 11th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 21/12/2009 Lernen im Buddhismus. Lecture at the Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät of the University of Münster
  • 30/08-06/12/2009 Der Buddhismus und seine Philosophie. Buddhist study course at Tibetisches Zentrum e.V. Hamburg
  • 04/09 2009 Menschen- und Frauenrechte im Buddhismus. Lecture at the Tibet Songtsen House, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 11/03/2009 Der Tibetische Buddhismus: Die Tradition der Gelugpas. Lecture at Tibetisches Zentrum e. V. Hamburg
  • 13/01/2009 Buddhistische und christliche Ordensgemeinschaften in Deutschland. Lecture and discussion at the University of Hamburg, Center for Buddhist Studies, AAI
  • 21-22/11/2008 Menschen- und Frauenrechte im Vajrayāna. Presentation during the International Symposium "Buddhism and Human Rights" at the University of Hamburg
  • 17-19/05/2008 The Amazingly Marvelous Biography of the Great Glorious Rendawa: The Life and Spiritual Practice of a Fourteenth-Century Tibetan Scholar-Yogi. Paper presented at the 4th Korean International Conference of Buddhist Studies, Dongguk University Seoul
  • 07-09/03/2008 Generation to Generation: Transmitting Bhikshuni Lineage in the Tibetan Tradition. Presentation during the National Conference on Buddhism and World Culture, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath/ Varanasi, India
  • 21-27/06/2006 Generation to Generation: Transmitting the Bhikṣuṇī Lineage, 9th International Sakyadhita Conference on Buddhist Women, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 27/06-02/07/2004 Bhikṣuṇī Ordination. Presentation during the 8th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women, Seoul, Korea
  • 1997-2005 Lecturer and discussant during the following panel discussions of the Weiterbildendes Studium “Buddhismus in Geschichte und Gegenwart” of the Arbeitsstelle für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung (AWW), University of Hamburg (fall semester 1997/98, and spring semester 1999 to fall semester 2004/05) Śāntidevas “Eintritt in das Leben zur Erleuchtung” Zur Entwicklung der Gestalt Buddha Das Spektrum buddhistischer Lehren Buddhismus der Gegenwart Grundfragen buddhistischer Ethik Frauen im Buddhismus und Meditation Facetten des Buddhismus - gibt es einen gemeinsamen Kern? Gewalt und Gewaltlosigkeit
  • 7-9/02/1997 Herausforderungen des Nonnenlebens heute. International Symposium on "Frauen und Buddhismus", Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.
  • 6-7/09/1995 Frauen im Buddhismus. Lecture and panel discussion "Sich zur Berufung entscheiden", Fördergemeinschaft zur Gründung einer Friedensuniversität, Berlin. Further Panelists: R. Baker-Roshi, Prof. Dr. M. Jammer, Prof. Dr. E. Laszlo, Prof. K. A. Müller, Prof. Prinz zur Lippe, Dr. P. Russell
  • 30/11/1994 Die Rolle der Frauen im tibetischen Buddhismus. Lecture on invitation by the Tibet Initiative Deutschland e.V. and the Internationales Bildungsforum Düsseldorf
  • 30/09/-02/10/1994 Der Buddhismus — ein möglicher Lebensentwurf in einer abendländischen Gesellschaft? Symposium "Der Buddhismus in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart", Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft e.V., Darmstadt
  • 22-24/04/1994 Buddhismus im Westen. Seminar at the Volkshochschule Hildesheim
  • 01.12.1993 Tibetische Frauen einst und jetzt, lecture at the University of Konstanz, organized by the Tibet Initiative Deutschland e.V.
  • 30.11.1993 Das Leben tibetischer Nonnen, lecture on invitation by the Tibet Initiative Deutschland e.V. and Terre des Femmes Tübingen
  • 10/1993 Challenges in Monastic Life Today. Paper presented at the Third International Buddhist Women‘s Conference, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI), Colombo
  • 23/09/1992 Das Leben tibetischer Nonnen. Lecture during the exhibition „Kult und Alltag in Tibet“, Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
  • 10/06/1992 Tibetische Frauen im Exil. Frauen im Buddhismus, Identitäsprobleme, Frauenbild und Frauenrolle. Lecture at the Frauenbildungszentrum Hamburg
  • 10/1991 Relevance of Vinaya in Modern Circumstances. Paper presented at The First International Conference on Buddhist Women, Thammasat University Thailand
  • 17/10/1991 Tibetische Frauen im Exil. Frauen im Buddhismus, Identitäsprobleme, Frauenbild und Frauenrolle. Lecture on invitation by Amnesty International, Hamburg
  • 13.08.1991 Das Leben tibetischer Nonnen. Lecture on invitation by the Tibet-Initiative and UFAFabrik Berlin
  • 06/10/1990 Tibetische Frauen, das Gemeinwohl und praktizierter Buddhismus, Lecture on invitation by the Deutsch-Tibetische Kulturgesellschaft e.V. at the Seminaris Bad Honnef, 16. Vortragswochenende
  • 11-17/02/1987 Living by the Vinaya in the Present Day. Paper presented at the First Sakyadhītā International Conference on Buddhist Nuns

Awards and Memberships

  • 2012 Visiting Professorship at the Academy of World Religions University of Hamburg (Forum Humanum Gastprofessur), summer term
  • 2011 – today Post-doctoral Local Researcher Khyentse Center for Tibetan Buddhist Textual Scholarship at the University of Hamburg
  • 04/07/2011 Karl H. Ditze Award for outstanding doctoral thesis
  • 2009 – today Member of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
  • 2009 – today Research fellow and member of faculty Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg
  • 2007 – today Councilor Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg
  • 2007 Outstanding Buddhist Women Awards, In Honor of the UN International Women’s Day, United Nations Bangkok
  • 2006 – today Member of the Bhikkhuni Ordination Committee of The Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration
  • 2005 – today Member of the Committee for Bhikshuni Ordination (CBO) in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition (former CWB)
  • 1987 – today Member of the editorial staff of "Tibet und Buddhismus", quarterly magazine of Tibetisches Zentrums e.V. Hamburg (circulation 3500 copies)
  • 1988 – 2001 Councilor of the Foundation for Tibetan Buddhist Studies (now: Foundation for Buddhist Studies), Hamburg (area of Vinaya Research)
  • 1987 – 1995 Executive Member of Sakyadhita, International Buddhist Women's Organization (National Representative and Vice President 1991-1995)
  • 1984 – 1988 Member of the board of directors Deutsche Buddhistische Union e.V. and councilorf the Buddhistische Religionsgemeinschaft Germany (non-profit nationwide umbrella organization of Buddhist societies and individual members)
  • 1981 – 1993 Member of the board of directors Tibetisches Zentrum e.V., Germany (non-profit organization founded in 1977 under the patronage of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama)