Academic Programmes

House of Apprenticies for Thinking Religion

Scientific Studies

The core matter of the „House of Apprentices for Thinking Religion“ is thinking the oneness of religion along the ways of the difference of cultures. This endeavor would neither like to compare cultures nor to mix them together.

Instead, it takes as its aim the contemplation of the One as it reveals itself specifically in each culture without deserving, or being conducive to comparison.

The efforts of this house should therefore not be subsumed under the idea of „comparative studies.“ As a consequence, this „House of Apprentices“ promotes attentive listening and concerned conversation between the cultures and thereby comes close to the main purpose of the EKŌ Centre.

Please pose questions regarding the general framework, forthcoming lectures and gatherings to the person in duty: Dr. habil. Hermann–Josef Röllicke, Tel.: 0211–577918–214, E–mail: roellicke@eko–haus.de.

Academic Programmes

About Us

  • About us
    • About Us

      In 1993 in Niederkassel, a suburb of Düsseldorf, a Japanese cultural centre was opened: the...

    • Buddhismus (Instruction)

      Buddhism with its various schools has occupied a leading role in the history of Japanese culture....

    • EKŌ-Kindergarten

      A warm welcome! Konnichi wa! Our international kindergarten is a German–Japanese co–educative...

    • EKŌ-Temple

      In the middle of the altar room, on the same axis as the second section of the garden path, stands a...

    • Guided Tours

      The EKŌ-House consists of a Buddhist temple, a Japanese garden, a house in the traditional style,...

    • Library

      Situated in the Kyōsei–kan building, the library was opened to the general public in 2001. It...

    • Publication

      For our publication please see Publikationen...

    • The Japanese Garden

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    • The Japanese House

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