Berlin is fondly known for its thriving international culture amid traditional German establishments. Moving here two years ago, I knew I would be able to find books in English, but it took me a while to feel out Berlin’s literary scene well enough to know where to wander for a book that would interest me.
“But as they burned, disappearing irrevocably one after the other, you stopped believing that there was any purpose in a book’s existence. Or perhaps the only one to have worked out their purpose was the Sarajevan author and bibliophile who, instead of using expensive firewood, warmed his fingers last winter on the flames of Dostoevsky,
Located in the Berlin suburb of Frohnau, Das Buddhistische Haus (engl. The Buddhist House) is a Buddhist temple complex built in 1924 and therefore the oldest Buddhist temple in Europe. The temple is run by Theravada monks – members of the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism. ‘Theravada’ is a word derived from Sanskrit, and its