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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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08/2020

Summer Break 🙂

07/08 08:00 - 24/08 23:30
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany

We will have a summer break and hence the center will be closed from August 7-24. We wish everybody a relaxing and wonderful summer.

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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’s Course – CANCELLED!

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

We are very sorry to inform you that also this course has to be cancelled due to situation around Covid19 - Sabchu Rinpoche had to cancel his whole Europe tour planned for this year. So we train our patience and wait for a new date next year, which will hopefully take place again in a 'normal' way. Best regards and please, stay healthy.   According to Shamar Rinpoche's guideline for the Bodhi Path Centers, the core of the curriculum is…

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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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Dharma Study Program with Lama Jungne – Online Course

30/09 15:00 - 04/10 12:00
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany
€50

Due to the current situation around the corona virus covid-19 this course can still not take place in the usual personal form. We are happy though to offer the chance of joining Lama Jungne's teachings online! This is already the sixth part of the continuous study program about the basics of the Dharma (studies in connection with practise). During this course studying the book ‚Juwel Ornament of Liberation‘ by Gampopa will be continued gradually. This text is one of the…

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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