Mount Ti-se (Kailash), Tibet
part of a monastery, Sikkim
monastery facing lake Manasarovar, Tibet

Talks

07/2021
Onorate, maliziose, seducenti: la tradizione Barawa ('Ba' ra ba bKa' brgyud pa) e la rappresentazione delle donne, Sapienza Università di Roma, Convegno AISTHiM "Traditions, Translations and Transitions in the Cultural History of Tibet, the Himalayas and Mongolia".
04/2021
Buddhism and Gender Perspectives in Sikkim: Historical and Contemporary Approaches, online talk for the Tibetan Graduate Studies Seminar, Oxford University.
02/2021
Religious Challenges among Buddhist communities in Sikkim (North India), Utrecht University, online conference "Religious Transformation and Gender: Contestations in/and the Study of Relgion, Gender and Sexuality".
08/2020
Remarkable Buddhist Nuns in Sikkim, Heidelberg Universität, online workshop "Female Religious Leaders and Dynamics of Female Agency in Religious Settings in South Asia".
01/2020
Gelehrter, Gründervater, Grenzgänger: Barawa Gyeltsen Pelzang (1310-91) im Kontext seiner Zeit, Universität Wien, Guest lecture at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.
07/2019
Provider and Destroyer of Life: Rituals, Myths, and Significance of Water in Sikkim, a Tibetan influenced Indian state in the Himalaya, Paris, Fifteenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS).
06/2019
Cultural and religious significance of hot springs in Buddhist influenced societies in the Himalayas, University College Cork, conference "Religion, Water, Climate: Changing Cultures and Landscapes", International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC).
09/2017
La tradizione 'Ba' ra ba, un ramo dei bKa' brgyud pa, Procida, Italy, conference on the occasion of the foundation of an Italian society for Tibetan, Himalayan and Mongolian Studies (AISTHiM)
07/2017
Tibetan troops fighting the “enemy of Buddhist doctrine” (bstan dgra): The ‘Ba’ ra ba master Rig ‘dzin chos dbyings rdo rje (1772-1838) depicts the invasion of the Gorkhas, Paris, Symposium "The Ganden Phodrang Army and Buddhism".
05/2017
Entstehung und Verbreitung einer vergessenen Lehrtradition: die Barawa Kagyü, Bonn, Germany, Lecture at the 67th open lecture event of the German-Tibetan society (Deutsch-Tibetischen Kulturgesellschaft e.V).
04/2017
Sacred landscape and the creation of a pilgrimage site: The Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim (India), The New School, New York, conference "Mountains and Sacred Landscapes", International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC).
03/2017
Taming of Demons and Animal Sacrifice: The Synthesis of Buddhism and Shamanistic Traditions in Northern Sikkim, LMU Munich, workshop "Evolving through Context: The Transformation of Buddhism(s) and their Legitimation(s)", Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies.
11/2012
Die buddhistische Lehrtradition der Barawa Kagyü in Sikkim – von den Anfängen bis heute, Bonn, Germany, Lecture at the 58th open lecture event of the German-Tibetan society (Deutsch-Tibetischen Kulturgesellschaft e.V).
06/2012
Kailash – der heilige Berg Tibets, Residenzschloss Oettingen, Germany, Lecture in course of the supporting programme of the exhibition Faces of Buddha (’Gesichter des Buddha’).
10/2011
Der Kult des Padmasambhava im tibetischen Kulturraum, Residenzschloss Oettingen, Germany, Lecture in course of the supporting programme of the exhibition Faces of Buddha (’Gesichter des Buddha’).