The ceremonial opening of the Buddhist Centre in the “House of Religion” in Bern , Switzerland was held on 14th December 2014, following the opening of the “House of Religion”, which is an intercultural and interreligious centre accommodating places of worships for number of other religions including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, etc.
The Buddhist Centre will provide an opportunity to the followers as well as the community interested in Buddhism to exchange their views on Buddhism, engage in Dhamma discourse and to practise meditation.
Addressing the Opening Ceremony, Ambassador Aryasinha commended the efforts by Ven. Karuwalagaswewa Anuruddha Thero, the President of the Buddhist Centre, for his leadership and dedication in accomplishing the establishment of a place of Buddhist worship in the capital of Switzerland . He further noted that the “House of Religion” could be an ideal venue to promote inter-religious harmony among the communities who are following different religious faiths in Switzerland . On behalf of the staff of the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva , Ambassador Aryasinha donated a contribution to the Buddhist Centre.
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
15 December 2014