Dharma Rap

Establishment of Dharma Rap

Dharma Rap was invented/created/founded by DJ Jampa Sausage, aka Jampa on the Sakyadhita conferences for the 10th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia in 2008. The title of this first Dharma Rap was "Engagement“.

Dr. Rotraut Wurst aka DJ Jampa Sausage

Dr. Rotraut (Jampa) Wurst from Germany, whose rapper name is DJ Jampa Sausage did this rap to introduce in her talk on that conference and founded by that way Dharma Rap a form of Conscious Rap.

Dharma Rap with DJ Jampa Sausage and her workshop “Buddhism and Popculture” on the 10th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, in 2008.

Conscious Rap or Conscious Hip Hop

Conscious Rap focuses on social issues. It´s about community, politics, education etc.

Doing Conscious Rap since 2001 in her praxis rapping about education, teaching, learning, motivating or engaging people with high IQ on the anniversaries of that praxis or in schools, giving workshops etc.performing alone or with her students, she uses rap to make people alert, engaged, and motivated.

It´s interesting that in that by teengagers or the young generation well-known form of speech songs, the younger ones for the first time often feel understood by the sometimes critical, ironic, or funny texts.

Aukamp-Schule, Osterrönfeld, Germany, performing Dharma Rap with a 4th class.


Dharma Rap: Gigs and Workshops

After the first Dharma Rap in 2008, DJ Jampa Sausage was asked by Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo, founder of Sakyadhita International and currently taking care of the Sakyadhita branches and chapters all over the world, to give a workshop with the title "Buddhism and Popculture“.

Since then Dharma Rap became a tradition among the Sakyadhita International Conferences on Buddhist Women:
13 participants from different countries, cultures, traditions, and generations did a rap together in English under the tutelage of DJ Jampa Sausage about "Dharma and Nirvana“. As baseline Theravada nuns, who by their precepts are not allowed to make music "just for fun“, recited a text in Newari, a Tibetan Burmese language. Since that time this form of Dharma Rap founded by DJ Jampa Sausage spread around the world, especially in the Buddhist countries.

So, on the 11th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in Ho Chih Minh, Vietnam, she was encouraged by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, currently President of Sakyadhita International, to do her Dharma Rap „Eminent Buddhist Women“ on stage in front of between 2500 and 4000 participants from 45 different countries.

On the 11th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in Ho Chih Minh City, Vietnam, in 2009/2010, DJ Jampa Sausage performed a Dharma Rap before 7000 people.

Interestingly, since the first Dharma Rap was performed, this way of giving somehow dharma talk to especially young ones or just interested ones, who never were interested in Buddhism, ethics, and philosophy before, is a wonderful way of teaching Buddhism by the well-known way in Buddhism of reciting texts all over the world.

Meaning of Dharma Rap

Rap and so Dharma Rap is reciting texts, is speech song, chanting. It´s speaking in a rhythmical way and that is so similar to the way of Buddhist nuns and monks chanting Buddhist texts rhythmically, which helps memorizing consciously Buddhist texts, and ideas.
On each conference DJ Jampa Sausage gives Dharma Rap workshops, motivating/engaging participants to do their own Dharma Raps, which then are shown on the conferences on stage together or like in Indonesia on the 14th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women among several flashmobs on that conference.

Overview

2008: "Engagement“, on the 10th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia.

2009/10: "Eminent Buddhist Women“ and "Rap Of The Volunteers“, on the 11th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in Ho Chih Minh, Vietnam.
2011: "Monkey Style“, on the 12th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in Bangkok, Thailand.
2013: "13th Sakyadhita Conference“, on the 13th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in Vaishali, India.
2015: "Gender Equality“, on the 14th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.


Check out the article in the Medium magazine.


10 Sakyadhita International Konferenz (2008)
Ulaanbataar, Mongolia
Sakyadhita and Dharma Rap : Liebe Sakyadhita International Mitglieder und Interessierte, seit der 10. Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in Ulaan Batar, Mongolei, gibt es eine neue Tradition bei Sakyadhita, nämlich die des Dharma Rap.

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Sakyadhita International Konferenz 2009/1011 Dharma Rap
with the Volunteers - Ho   Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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Sakyadhita International Konferenz 2009/1011 Dharma Rap
with the Volunteers - Ho   Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 Sakyadhita International Konferenz 2011
Dharma Rap Workshop Presentation on Stage,
Bangkok, Thailand
Sakyadhita International Konferenz 2011 
Dharma Rap Workshop, June 14
Bangkok, Thailand

Sakyadhita International Konferenz 2011 
Dharma Rap Workshop, June 15
Bangkok, Thailand

Wer Interesse hat, besucht uns auf unserer Dharma Rap Group auf Facebook

Der damalige Vortrag von Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst zur Motivation von Schülerinnen und Schüler wurde von einem Rap eingeleitet. Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo fragte danach, ob dazu ein Workshop möglich sei, und zwar mit dem Titel "Buddhism and Popculture". Seitdem gibt es auf jeder Konferenz einen Rap und einen Rap Workshop zu einem buddhistischen Thema.

Seit der Konferenz in Vietnam gibt es nun auch eine Dharma Rap Group auf facebook für Interessierte.

Dort wie auch auf youtube und www.drwurst.de (Stichwort "Teilnahme an Konferenzen") findet man Videos und Fotos zu den auf den Konferenzen gehaltenen Dharma Raps.

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Sakyadhita International Konferenz 2013
Dharma Rap
Vaishali, Indiana

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Sakyadhita International Konferenz 2013
Dharma Rap
Vaishali, Indiana





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