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Vesak Celebrations in Berlin Germany

By Lalith Ganhewa, The Buddhist Channel, May 26, 2015

Berlin, Germany -- The month of May is a busy month for all Buddhists living in Berlin. There are a number of events taking place to commemorate Vesak during this month.


Vesak Celebrations at the Buddhist Vihara in Berlin - Frohnau

by Senaka Weeraratna, The Buddhist Channel, May 26, 2015

Berlin, Germany -- The Berlin Buddhist Vihara celebrated Vesak Day ( May 3) with a series of traditional observances and numerous guests in attendance. Guests of honour included the Sri Lanka Ambassador to Germany – His Excellency Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama, the Secretary of the German Dharmaduta Society – Mr. Senaka Weeraratna, and the Chairman of the Berlin Buddhist Vihara Friends’ Association (Förderverein Buddhistisches Haus) – Mr. Tobias Siesmayer.


Dutch Buddhists embroiled in sexual abuse scandal: Nos

Dutch News, May 25, 2015

Amsterdam, Netherlands -- The Buddhist movement in the Netherlands has become embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal after broadcaster Nos reported on several cases where monks and teachers were involved in ‘unacceptable behaviour’ with students going back decades.


Das Buddhistische Haus to pay tribute to Walther Schmits on Vesak Day

by Tissa Weeraratna, The Buddhist Channel, May 3, 2015

Berlin, Germany -- As the oldest and largest Theravada Buddhist center in Europe, Das Buddhistische Haus is a national heritage site of international importance.


Temple to be inaugurated in Norway to mark 40th anniversary of Karma Tashi Ling Buddhist Society

by Flemming Skahjem-Eriksen, The Buddhist Channel. May 3, 2014

Oslo, Norway -- To mark the 40 year anniversary of the Karma Tashi Ling Buddhist Society in Norway, a new especially constructed Tibetan Buddhist temple will be inaugurated on June 2nd this year, also in connection with Vesak. The minister of Culture will participate in the event, along with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Mindroling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche.


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