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Below are brief biographies of our published authors

Pema Düddul

Author and Buddhist Chaplain

Pema is the author of Luminous Awareness: A Guidebook to Natural Awakening in Life and in Death (2022) and Here We Settle: Dawntime Poems form the Heart, both published by Timeless Awareness Publications. Pema is also co-author, along with Jamyang Tenphel, of Resting in Stillness, a book about meditation, compassion and the nature of the mind. A review of Resting in Stillness can be found HERE.

Pema has a doctorate (PhD) in creative writing and is an Associate Professor of writing, editing and publishing at an Australian university. Pema is also a certified practitioner of Thought Field Therapy (TFT) and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or tapping) as well as a Transpersonal Counsellor.

Jamyang Tenphel

Author and retreatant

Jamyang is an Australian-born Buddhist practitioner and founding co-director at Jalü Buddhist Meditation Centre. He stumbled on the Dharma in 1995 at the age of 19 and then studied and practised in Australia and India for the next decade, primarily in the Tibetan tradition. His Guru is the late Kyabje Togden Amtrin, a highly revered yogi of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage from Khampagar Monastery in Eastern Tibet. Jamyang went into retreat at the beginning of 2019, and has no fixed end date. He also has a degree in Social Welfare. Jamyang is co-author, along with Pema Düddul, of Resting in Stillness, a book about meditation, compassion and the nature of the mind. A review of Resting in Stillness can be found HERE. His first book with Timeless Awareness Publications, The Awakening Heart: 108 Pith Instructions for Buddhist Practice, was published in 2023.

rotraut jampa wurst

Author, rapper and scholar

Jampa (they/them) is the author of Identity in Exile: Tibetan Buddhist Nuns and the Network Sakyadhītā, published by Timeless Awareness in 2023. They have a diploma from Humboldt University and a Ph.D. from the Free University (Berlin). Their thesis was published as Identität im Exil (Reimer pub., Berlin 2001). At the Tibetan Centre (Hamburg) Jampa earned a certificate and a small Tibetan yellow hat (Acharya), completing the “Seven Years Systematic Studies of Buddhism” with Geshe Thubten Ngawang. They have their own Coaching and Counselling practice in which Jampa coaches with playful means, e.g. with rap. Jampa is also a solo rap artist, and was deemed the “inventor of Dharma Rap” after performing their unique rap style at a Sakyadhita International Conference (for Buddhist Women). In 2021 they founded the International Queer Buddhist Conference, IQBC. So far Jampa has organized two conferences with a global team. Jampa’s main teachers are Geshe Thubten Ngawang, Ven. Kunsang Wangmo (Tilokpur) and Ven. Dhammanda (Prof. Chatsumarn Kabilsingh). On two occasions Jampa took temporary monastic vows (given by Ven. Dhammanda).