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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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04/2020

Dharma Study Program with Lama Jungne – CANCELLED, but online participation possible

09/04 09:30 - 12/04 21:00
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany
€50

Due to the current situation around the corona virus covid-19 this course cannot take place in the usual personal form. Nevertheless we are offering the chance to still take part in it by joining the teachings given online by Lama Jungne. When you are interested in participating, please send us an email. This is the fifth part of the continuous study program about the basics of the Dharma (studies in connection with practise). During this course studying the book ‚Juwel…

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House and Garden Day

18/04 10:00 - 16:30
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany

This day is meant for the care and embellishment of the center's garden, the stupa area, the terraces, everything around the house - let's take care together! We would like to give a new format to the house and garden day by putting more emphasis on the practice and combining it with our activity in the center. For this we will follow the advice of Jigme Rinpoche and start with the Chenrezi practice at 10am, keep doing the mantra phase…

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05/2020

Trehor Lama – The 35 Buddha Practice

01/05 20:00 - 03/05 12:00
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany
€16 – €75

Trehor Lama will continue to give further explanations about the 35-Buddha Practice according to Shamar Rinpoche's advice. This powerful purification practice is part of the Bodhi Path Curriculum and is an alternative Ngondro Practice, a preparation for Mahamudra. Trehor Lama will explain it in his profound and powerful way, still accessible for both, beginners and advanced practitioners. He will practise together with us and will clarify questions. We are very much looking forward to another course with powerful teachings of…

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Lama Walli and Lama Chris – The 7 Point Mind Training

14/05 20:00 - 17/05 12:30
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany
€85 – €105

It was Shamar Rinpoche's legacy to fully transmit the 7 point mind training, the practise of Lojong. Lama Walli and Lama Chris will therefore pick up Rinpoche´s teachings and give a summary of the essence of point one to five, which were explained in detail during the past years. The last two points, six and seven, will be looked at in-depth during this course. In this way we will understand how to correctly refer to the mind training so that…

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House and Garden Day

23/05 10:00 - 16:30
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany

This day is meant for the care and embellishment of the center's garden, the stupa area, the terraces, everything around the house: Please join us and let's take care together! We would like to combine our activity in the center with the practice and thus we will follow the advice of Jigme Rinpoche and start with the Chenrezi practice at 10am, keep doing the mantra phase during our activities (as good as possible) and latest at 4pm we will conclude…

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“Bodhi Path in an international organization of Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage”

Shamar Rinpoche

“We are what we think. Everything we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world”

Buddha Shakyamuni

“Awareness is impermanent – Wisdom is everlasting”

Buddha Shakyamuni

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower, clearly, our whole life would change”

Buddha Shakyamuni

“Mind training is a practice which nurtures and develops Buddha Nature, that pure seed of awakening, which is the heart of every sentient being”

Shamar Rinpoche

“It is my aim to encourage people to a practice that is effective, brings change and is not impaired by sectarian divisions…”

Shamar Rinpoche

“Meditation is an extremely profound practice, and it becomes more and more so as one progresses. My advice to everyone is to start out simply – as simply as possible”

Shamar Rinpoche