Europe's largest Buddhist centre to be built in Germany

Europe's major Buddhist centre has got the progress for a site at a previous military composite outside Cologne, it was confirmed Friday.

The complex will house upto 60-80 monks plus upto 200 guests.

Already there are 20 Buddhist monks and nuns alive on the site in Waldbroel, 50 km east of Cologne.

The 10-million euro($14-million)plan, by the European Institute of Applied Buddhism, is to present seminars and courses, teaching policies to deal with concern such as divergence, anger or grief.

The centre is expected to open in 2015.

The European Institute of Applied Buddhism was place by a Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, who was exiled from Vietnam in 1966. Along with the Dalai Lama, he is one of the most familiar contemporary Buddhists and has tens of thousands of followers.

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