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The currently resident monk living in
Das Buddhistische Haus

Venerable Pelane Dhammakusala Thero

Venerable Pelane Dhammakusala Thero was born in 1987 in Sri Lanka. 1997. He was ordained as a Novice and became a Bhikkhu in 2011. He speaks Singhalese and English and is currently learning the German language.

Announcements:


June

18.06.2022 (Attention, date change!)
Poson-Fest

Featured speeches


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Das Buddhistische Haus

Interview with the Administrator Tissa Weeraratna

 

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


60 years German Dharmaduta Society -
An article by Janaka Perera

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Our motto in Das Buddhistische Haus
Bhodiblatt
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.


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



The current regulations of the Berlin Senate on Covid-19 apply.
According to the Basic Protective Measures Ordinance, all previous protective regulations will cease to apply from 01 April. Since the incidence of infection is nevertheless very high, we recommend wearing a mask in areas of the main building such as the temple where the minimum distance cannot be maintained. A hygiene and protection concept is available for all events and is binding for all participants. Please inquire about this with the respective event organizers.

The Sunday lecture series will resume from May 8, 2022.


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