The Frankfurt Buddhist Academyis a delightful cultural centre for education and meditation, situated in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. This Buddhist centre came into existence due to the dedication and resolute desire of the local community to practice the Buddha’s teachings.

Ven. Dhammaratana Tampalawela is the founder and the head of the centre.

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Invitation to all: VESAK CELEBRATION 2024

Invitation to all: VESAK CELEBRATION 2024

Training and teaching programme at the Buddhist Academy Frankfurt am Main


On Sundays: Teaching on Doctrine and Philosophy of Buddhism

New: Meditation classes on Sunday

On Sundays: Teaching on Doctrine and Philosophy of Buddhism

The official video of our Opening ceremony

Frankfurt Buddhist Academy Declared OpenWe are very glad to inform our members in Germany and in the rest of the world that the Frankfurt Buddhist Academy has officially been declared open on 22nd October, 2022.

A word from the President...

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A message from the Rector...

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Our intention

is to promote peace and harmony, offer opportunities to all people to learn and practice, advance Buddhist scientific research and collaborate with different Buddhist institutions, organizations and universities in Germany as well as in other European countries.

By spreading Buddhist, ethical and moral values, we aim to improve the well-being of humanity and create a better co-existence.

Personal message from the president

It gives me a great pleasure and privilege to inform to international Buddhist community in worldwide, including devotees, students and sympathetic people to Buddhism, that we have established a Buddhist learning centre in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 2021.
We are delighted to welcome you all without any cultural and religious differences to learn and practice the philosophy of the Buddha, which has been tremendously help to millions and millions of people during the last twenty-five centuries to bring peace, happiness and human dignity.
The Buddhist teachings of freedom of thought, critical and analytical understanding of its doctrine, scientific acceptance of its teachings, respect and mutual collaboration with other spiritual and religious traditions, the Buddhism embraced by several hundreds and thousands of people in European soil including Germany. In addition to that, the United Nations and its agencies have recognized that the Buddhism could play an important role to establish harmonious and peaceful society through its enlightened spiritual guidance to the global community. Newly established our Academy, will provide you ancient traditional teaching of Buddhism to all, including beginners and encourage Buddhist research in higher education at our classroom as well as online teaching programmes.
We sincerely hope that the Frankfurt Buddhist Academy will change your life and realize your dreams, for a greater success in becoming successful global citizens for the service of humanity.
Ven. Dhammaratana Tampalawela


On Sundays: Teaching on Doctrine and Philosophy of Buddhism

New: Meditation classes on Sunday

Opening ceremony

About usFBAC is conceived based on a Chinese Buddhist Center in Frankfurt. As the centre has been vacant for more than two years, without any Buddhist monks and nuns to provide regular Buddhist teaching or conduct spiritual practices so that there was no way to be able to follow the noble path of the Buddha Sakyamuni...


Teaching programs

Teaching on Doctrine and Philosophy of Buddhism (on-site in Frankfurt)

Buddhist Medicine: Principles and Practice (coming soon) - in Chinese

Problems and (Moral) Issues in Contemporary Buddhism (coming soon)

Martial Arts that Empower Youth (coming soon)

A Buddhist Healing Therapy? The Art of Ancient Shaolin Techniques for Better Health (coming soon)

Yoga and Contemplative Practices (coming soon)

Reading Chinese Buddhist Texts (coming soon)

Why Practice Meditation? Mindfulness and Vipassanā (on-site Frankfurt)

Introduction to Mahāyāna Buddhism: History, Teachings and Practices (coming soon)

Introduction to Theravāda Buddhism: History, Teachings and Practices (coming soon)

Elementary Sanskrit for Beginners (coming soon)

Introduction to Early Buddhism: Teachings and Their Developments (coming soon)

Foundations and Developments of Buddhist Teachings in Asia (coming soon)

Reading Pāli Suttas (starting January)

Elementary Pāli for Beginners (starting January)

Buddhist Geomancy: Theory and Techniques (starting January) - in Chinese Language

Tai-Chi ancient Chinese Practice for Good Health (starting January)

Introduction of Buddhism to East Asia (starting January)