Venerable Thubten Jampa
Ven. Thubten Jampa is from Hamburg, Germany, where she took refuge in 2001. She has received teachings and training from (among others) His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dagyab Rinpoche (Tibethaus Frankfurt) and Geshe Lobsang Palden. She has also received teachings from Western teachers at the Tibetisches Zentrum Hamburg.
Ven. Jampa studied politics and sociology for 5 years at the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin and received her diploma in social science in 2004. From 2004 to 2006, she worked as a volunteer coordinator and fundraiser for the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) in Berlin. In 2006, she traveled to Japan and practiced zazen in a Zen monastery.
Ven. Jampa moved to Hamburg in 2007 to work and study at the Tibetisches Zentrum where she was an event manager and in administration. On August 16, 2010, she received the anagarika vows from Ven. Thubten Chodron, which she kept while fulfilling her obligations at the Tibetisches Zentrum. In October 2011, she came to the U.S. and entered training as an anagarika at Sravasti Abbey. On January 19, 2013, she received both the novice and training ordinations (śrāmaṇerikā and śikṣamāṇā). See photos of her ordination.
In 2016, along with Ven. Damcho, she traveled to Miao Fa Temple in Taiwan to receive her full ordination. See the photos.
Ven. Jampa organizes retreats and supports events at the Abbey, helps
with offering service coordination, and supports the health of the
forest. She is also a facilitator for the Sravasti Abbey Friends
Education online program (SAFE) and works for the prison outreach.