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Bana sermon by Ven. Dikwelle Seelasumana Thero (left) prior to Dawal Dane for the monks at Das Buddhistische Haus (Berlin Vihara) on Vesak Day (May 3). In the middle of the row of monks is Ven. K. Santharakkhitha Thero  and next to him is the German monk Ven. Pasanno Thero. 

Seated on the Ground :  HE Mr.  Karunatilake Amunugama, ( Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Germany), his wife and Mr. Senaka Weeraratna ( Hony. Secretary, German Dharmaduta Society)   

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Dhamma sermon by Ven. Dikwelle Seelasumana Thero at Das Buddhistische Haus (Berlin Vihara) on Vesak Day (May 3). In the middle of the row of monks is Ven. K. Santharakkhitha Thero  and next to him is the German monk Ven. Pasanno Thero


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Mr. Senaka Weeraratna (Hony. Secretary, German Dharmaduta Society) delivering a talk on the legacy of Walther Schmits on Vesak Day ( May 3, 2015) at Das Buddhistische Haus. It was interpreted into German by a German Buddhist lady ( Mrs. Peggy Moeller). 


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The unveiling of the framed Photograph of Walther Schmits ( see wall with two drawn blue curtains ).

Mr. Thomas Kemmann in full suit ( 3rd from right) a relative of Walther Schmits is delivering a speech ( in German ). The Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Germany HE Karaunatilake Amunugama ( 2nd from Right ) is in the picture with his wife ( first from right )


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Three Buddhist monks at the Berlin Vihara chant Buddhist verses during the unveiling of the Photograph of Walther Schmits ceremony. 

 

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A scene during the unveiling of the Photograph of Walther Schmits ceremony


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Mr. Thomas Kemmann (3rd from Right) is seen handing over to Mr. Senaka Weeraratna (Hony. Secretary, GDS ) a booklet containing original poems written by Walther Schmits when he was alive in the 1950s under the title ' An meine Freunde' ( To My Friends) which was gifted to the GDS by the Frowein family ( relatives of Walther Schmits) of Wuppertal, Germany.       


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The gift of Poems written by Walther Schmits being displayed. In the middle of the picture is Mr. Tissa Weeraratna.

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Over 250 people including Sri Lankans, Germans, Thais, Cambodians and the like attended the Vesak day celebrations at Berlin Vihara. Picture shows the queue for the lunch provided in the large garden of the Berlin Vihara. The lunch at the Dansala was provided by the Sinhala Society of Berlin.


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Picture of the gathering for lunch at the Berlin Vihara on Vesak Day ( May 3). Mr. Ananda Wimaladharma ( Trustee of GDS ) is seen next to Senaka Weeraratna (centre of the photo )


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Senaka Weeraratna is seen in the company of the relatives and well wishers of Walther Schmits inside the Berlin Vihara.

 

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Picture ( left to right ) Mr. Karunasena Sonnadara ( of Berlin), Mr. Thomas Kemmann and Mr. Senaka Weeraratna On the wall behind is a painting displaying Ven. Mitirigala Dhammanisanthi Thero ( Asoka Weeraratna ) the founder of the German Dharmaduta Society, Berlin Buddhist Vihara and Mitirigala Nissarana Vanaya. 


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Senaka Weeraratna is seen in the company of the relatives and well wishers of Walther Schmits inside the Berlin Vihara.  On the right is Tissa Weeraratna.

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