Mayor in Germany become a Theravada monk: Video interview

Mr.  Acker (55), who has served as Mayor for over 14 years developed an interest in Buddhism after he heard about the teachings of the Buddha from two of his friends who were frequent visitors to Sri Lanka and keen students of the teachings.

Now he is a Buddhist Monk in the lush green climes of the Mihintale Raja Maha Viharaya of Sri Lanka, Ratnasiri Thera’s daily routine that begins in the early hours of the morning includes meditation, chanting of gathas (stanzas) as well as reading and discussing various aspects of Buddhism with fellow monks.

WATCH full interview to understand what made him a Buddhist Monk.