Welcome all who seek the dharma!
“Tissa, it’s as if there were two men, one not skilled in the path, the other skilled in the path. In that case the man not skilled in the path would ask the man skilled in the path about the path. The second man would say,
‘Come, my good man, this is the path. Go along it a little further and you will see a fork in the road. Avoiding the left fork, take the right. Go along a little further and you will see an intense forest grove. Go along a little further and you will see a large marshy swamp. Go along a little further and you will see a deep drop-off. Go along a little further and you will see a delightful stretch of level ground.” (Tissa sutta, SN 22.84)
It is with great joy that we announce that the prestigious Mahachulongkornrajavidayala University of Thailand is opening its doors here in Europe, at the Dharma Gate Buddhist College. In September 2014, together we will proudly open the gates to the new European Buddhist Training Center (EBTC) which – in respect to Buddhist culture and teachings – will be the widest gate between the East and the West. The Center will offer a place of gathering for all those studying the Dharma, whether they approach it through intellect or experience.
We believe that understanding the Dharma and living its teachings reduces the unhappiness of the individual, and so, by teaching it and by showing others how to live by its teachings one can reduce the unhappiness of many more. We believe only credible teachers can groom credible teachers, those who live by what they teach and teach by what they live. We have gathered the credible teachers, and await the students who aspire to join their ranks, whether as teachers by occupation or teachers by life-experience. Together, we can open the gate wide to the Dharma!
Most Venerable Prof. Dr. Phra Brahmapundit and H.E. János Jelen