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 Current information:

As part of the Coronavirus precautionary measures, Das Buddhistische Haus closes from March 16 to April 16, 2020. All events of the Buddhist House (lectures, group meditations, etc.) are canceled for this period. Please forward this message to visitors and friends of the house.

An extension of the "vacation period" is not excluded, please visit the website of the Buddhist House to find out about the current status.

 

Currently the following monks are residing at Das Buddhistische Haus:

 

AudioLecture: Awaken person and commen person gb & de
by Tissa Weeraratna

speaker icon2Talk Ethics and Friendship gb & deutsch

Audio Speech on Vesakh 2017 gb & deutsch
by Tissa Weeraratna

speaker icon2 Talk "Dhamma & Buddhism" deutsch & gb
by Tissa Weeraratna

speaker icon2 Talk "Balanced Mind" Part 1 deutsch & gb
by Tissa Weeraratna
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speaker icon2 Talk "Balanced Mind" Part 2 deutsch & gb
by Tissa Weeraratna

speaker icon2 Talk "Balanced Mind" Part 3 deutsch & gb
by Tissa Weeraratna

Mahāgama Suwineetha Thero (Amarapura Nikāya) was born in 1978 in Sri Lanka. 1991 he was ordained as a Novice and became a Bhikkhu in 2000. He speaks Singhalese and English and is currently learning the German language. Venerable Suwineetha conducts Buddha-Puja on request and teaches the Dhamma to anyone interested.   

 


Das Buddhistische Haus 2019
(Interview with the Administrator Tissa Weeraratna)

thump video interview 062019


 


Bhikkhu Patimokkha -- The main rules of the Buddhist monks --> see here icon_pdf


60 years German Dharmaduta Society -
An article by Janaka Perera

 


 

 

Our motto in Das Buddhistische Haus
Bhodiblatt klein
What we do, everybody can see it.

What we talk, everybody can hear it.

What we think, everybody can know it.

 

(Dr. Paul Dahlke)

 

The Assurance of Free Inquiry

Throughout his teachings of the Dhamma (the Law of Nature) for forty-five years, the Buddha laid emphasis on analytical investigation, freedom of thought and the value of dissent. For the first time in human history we see a teacher i.e. the Buddha, calling on his listeners to think freely, without being bound by unverifiable propositions, solely due to the reason that they had been passed down from generation to generation. The Buddha taught his followers to use their critical faculty in defining what is good and wholesome. In one discourse, the Kalama Sutta (considered as the ''''Magna Carta'''' of Buddhism by some scholars) the Buddha draws attention to some fundamental rights and privileges for the seeker after the truth.


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The Kalama Sutta (Anguttara-Nikaya III, 65)

Do not believe in anything (simply) because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumoured by many.
Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

 

When you yourself know:
''These things are profitable; these things are not profitable; these things are praised by ..the wise and cultivated by the wise, then accept and practise only what leads to welfare ..and happiness of both yourself and others.''


The entry request to the promotion association is in german language on-line available.
Beitrittsantrag icon_pdf zum Förderverein: Formular icon_pdf