24 - 28 December 2021

17th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
Location: Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
Theme: "Buddhist Women Beyond Boundaries: Interfaith, Interdependence, Environment"


23 - 28 June 2019

16th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
Location: Blue Mountains (near Sydney), Australia
Theme: "New Horizons: Buddhist Women Rising to Challenges"


19 - 21 November 2018

World Forum for Democracy 2018
Strasbourg, France
"Women's participation in public and political affairs and combating violence against women"

20 - 22 June 2018

International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Hamburg, Germany
"Buddhism in Dialogue with Contemporary Societies"
Organiser: Ven. Dr. Carola Roloff, University of Hamburg, Germany

4 – 6 May 2018

weekend seminar with Ven. Laura Coccitto
at Sakya Tsechen Ling
European Institute of Tibetan Buddhism
Kuttolsheim, France
"Tara, the liberator from the eight fears"

more info

13 - 15 April 2018

Conference of the European Buddhist Union (EBU)
Malaga, Spain
"Spreading wisdom and compassion in European societies"
with the participation of
Ven. Dr. Carola Roloff, Academy of World Religions, University of Hamburg
Gabriela Frey, Sakyadhita France & European Affairs Coordinator


22 - 28 June 2017

15th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
The University of Hong Kong

Theme: "Contemporary Buddhist Women: Contemplation, Cultural Exchange & Social Action"


May 20 - July 3, 2016

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
public events in
UK, Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland

detailed schedule


June 23 -30, 2015

14th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Theme: "Compassion & Social Justice"


17 April to 10 July 2014

E-learning course on Bhikkhuni/Bhikshuni ordination
E-learning Course on Perspectives on Bhikkhuni Ordination, Summer Semester, 2014, hosted by the Center for Buddhist Studies and the Women in Buddhism Study Initiative at the University of Hamburg
Participants need to register during the registration period (1st of February to 15th March, 2014)
free admission


July 1, 2013

How clinging to gender subverts enlightenment
A talk by Rita Gross
Rigpa Centre Amsterdam, Netherlands
start: 7:30pm
free admission

June 4 2013

Buddhist Women at the Grassroots: Scholars and Practitioners in Dialogue
Hamburg, Germany

more info
official poster (PDF)

From 5th until 12th of January 2013

13th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
Vaishali, Bihar, India

Theme: "Buddhism at the Grassroots"


12 - 18 June 2011

12th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
Bangkok, Thailand

Theme: "Leading to Liberation"



28 December 2009 - 3 January 2010

11th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

download official flyer (PDF) (2868 KB)

more info


May/June 2009

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Teaching Tour Europe 2009

more info

24 - 31 December 2009

Bhikkhunis Group
of the
27th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo
Bodh Gaya, India

more info


1 - 5 July 2008

10th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia

download official flyer (PDF) (size:777KB)


24 - 28 May 2008

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Nottingham Arena, UK

more information:


18 - 20 July 2007

In cooperation with the University of Hamburg, the Foundation for Buddhist Studies in Hamburg presented the

1st International Congress
on Buddhist Women's Role in the Sangha
Bhikshuni Vinaya and Ordination Lineages

If you are interested in learning about the outcome in detail, feel free to get in touch with us.

20 - 27 July 2007

The Dalai Lama in Hamburg 2007

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