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The currently resident monks living in
Das Buddhistische Haus

Venerable Pelane
Dhammakusala Thero
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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.

Venerable Thalpawila
Kusalagnana Thero
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Most Venerable Thalpawila Kusalagnana Thero was born in Sri Lanka and was ordained in the Theravada tradition in 1993. After studying Buddhist teachings, practicing meditation and monastic discipline, he has been a Buddhist teacher since 2000.

In Library & Temple

 Lecture english
 May 05, 2024

 Bhante Wajirabuddhi
Buddhism and life

 Lecture deutsch
 May 12, 2024

 Shanti
Questions and suggestions about the Buddhist path

Lecture deutsch
May 19, 2024

 Bhante Thalpawila Kusalagnana Thero
The gradual teaching of the Buddha

Lecture
May 26, 2024

To be announced later

June 23, 2024
Poson Celebration

July 02, 2024
Memorial ceremony for Asoka Weeraratna

August 03 +04, 2024
100th Anniversary of
Das Buddhistische Haus

July 21, 2024
Vas Ceremony and Pirith Chanting

October 19 + 20, 2024
Kathina Celebration

December 31, 2024
New Year's Pirith Chanting and meditation program with the monks

Featured speeches

Das Buddhistische Haus - Interview

Interview Video

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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.''
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