Renchen Ulm Center
Shamar Rinpoche had the wish to open a Bodhi Path Center close to Strasbourg and this wish is fulfilled in a wonderful way with the object in Renchen-Ulm.
The house became the first European Bodhi Path Center and was inaugurated by Lama Jigme Rinpoche on the 5th March 2006. It is now the European Seat of Shamar Rinpoche and is thus guided by him directly.
What is Bodhi Path?
Bodhi Path is an international organization of Buddhist centers founded by and under the direction of Shamar Rinpoche (also known as Shamarpa). The Bodhi Path centers offer an open and non-sectarian access to Buddhism.
Under the guidance of Shamar Rinpoche, our teachers provide instruction in Buddhist meditation and philosophy and provide guidance for our Buddhist practice.
Who is the Shamarpa?
Shamar Rinpoche is the 14th Shamarpa, or Red Hat Lama of Tibet. He was born in 1952 and spent many years in India studying with Buddhist scholars. In 1980, he began to travel and teach in various Buddhist centers throughout Asia and the West. He organized the Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers in 1996.
Rinpoche is the author of several books.
Open to all
Each individual determines his or her own level of commitment. While participation in some practices and ceremonies requires deeper commitments, each center offers a range of activities and opportunities to learn and practice that require no commitment.
Guided meditation is taking place daily from Monday to Thursday at 8pm and is open to all.
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We are sorry, but unfortunately this course had to be cancelled - we are looking forward to another date with Lama Yeshe Drolma and will inform you as soon as possible.Find out more »
On Sunday, March 24, at 10am, a smoke offering will take place at the center's stupa place, provided by Drupla Viktor and Katya. According to Jigme Rinpoche the practice will be done once a month, each Sunday after full moon. The Riwo Sangchö Practise, also called Sang offering, is a ritual, during which substances are burnt and offered in the form of smoke. This process is accompanied by wishing prayers for extending the enlightened activity and for the well-being of…Find out more »
Training the mind, discovering its nature – a meditation retreat Mind Training (tib. Lojong) is a practice to unfold our true nature, Buddha nature. This is because it encompasses essential aspects of our path: cultivating compassion, stabilizing inner calmness and gaining deep insight into mind's true nature. The way in which Shamar Rinpoche taught Mind Training focusses on the inseparable union of these aspects. Rinpoche emphasized, for example in his book ‘The Path to Awakening‘, that this practice enables us…Find out more »
Drupla Viktor provides the middle long Mahakala Puja. This is a 2-hours practice on the Dharma protectors of the Karma Kagyu lineage, which takes place this month on Sunday, April 7 at 2pm. Whoever wants to join, even for shorter time, is welcome to do so. It is also possible to do one's own practice during the puja. Afterwards we enjoy sitting together, talk about the Dharma, get to know each other.... 🙂 Drupla Viktor spent 15 years in the…Find out more »
The center's garden, the different terraces and sometimes also the house itself are happy about some care and improvement. Let's do that together! We are looking forward to seeing those of you who want to join in this 'Karma-Yoga', have a relaxed lunch with us, practise together in the afternoon and listen to a short Dharma talk at the end.(all for free). Welcome! Please, register - that helps us planning, also for the lunch. Schedule: We start at 10 am,…Find out more »
“Bodhi Path in an international organization of Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage”