Spread of Buddhism in Germany
Nov 14, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The 25th General Council meeting and 60th anniversary commemoration of the founding of the World Fellowship of Buddhists’ (WFB) is being held from November 14 to 16, 2010 in Colombo
On February 20, 1953, Asoka Weeraratna (Founder and Secretary, Lanka Dhammaduta Society) left Sri Lanka for West Germany. He was requested by this newly formed Society (later re-named in 1957 as the German Dharmaduta Society) to survey and report on the state of Buddhism in Germany and the ways and means that should be adopted to establish the Sambuddha Sasana in Germany. He was also urged to convey the goodwill of the Society to the Buddhists of Germany.