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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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06/2020

Puja Days in Honor of Shamar Rinpoche – CHANGE

09/06 09:30 - 11/06 18:00
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany

Our beloved teacher and founder of the Bodhi Path Organization, Künzig Shamar Rinpoche, the 14th Shamarpa, entered parinirvana here at his European seat on June 11 in 2014. This year the setting for the three days of prayer ceremonies (Drubcho), which are provided in honor of Shamar Rinpoche, is different - due to the situation around covid19. We are very sorry that therefore the pujas cannot take place here in the center this year. But fortunately Lama Yeshe Sangmo and…

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08/2020

Lama Jampa – Retreat Course with 2 Nyungnes

25/08 20:00 - 30/08 12:00
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany
€16 – €130

A Nyungne-retreat is a buddhist practice that helps to purify negative imprints in the mind (Karma) and build up merit and wisdom at the same time. One Nyungne means 2 1/2 days of practice, for which one takes certain vows, which include silence and fasting as well as the attitude of Bodhicitta and the recitation of  the puja of the 1000-armed Chenrezi, the Buddha of compassion. This course includes 2 Nyungnes – but it is as well possible to only…

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09/2020

Sabchu Rinpoche – Lojong, the 7 Points Mind Training

04/09 20:00 - 06/09 12:30
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany
€70 – €85

According to Shamar Rinpoche's guideline for the Bodhi Path Centers, the core of the curriculum is mind-training, which is presented in a very profound yet accessible way in Rinpoche’s books Path to Awakening and Boundless Wisdom. For the core of the lojong practice, the 7 points of mind-training specifically, Rinpoche stressed on studying the A Concise Lojong Manual, by the 5th Shamar Rinpoche, Konchok Yenlak (1526-1583). It is a deceptively small book but contains all the pith points of the subject in an applicable manner. With the…

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Lama Jampa Thaye – Buddha Nature

25/09 20:00 - 27/09 12:00
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany
€16 – €75

Lama Jampa Thaye will continue his excellent explanations about the text 'The Rays of the stainless Vajra Moon’, composed by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye. This profound work is a guide to meditation on the view of Zhentong through which one realizes that the essential nature of mind is the Buddha nature itself. The course will include guidance on the text, periods of meditation and space for questions and answers. Lama Jampa Thaye is a scholar and meditation master, educated in…

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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