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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Everything in the garden is blooming and growing, which also requires helping hands for taking care of everything! 😉 Let's take care together - for the garden, the stupa place and the terraces. We are happy to welcome everybody who wants to join in helping, having a relaxed lunch together, practicing together and listening to the short Dharma talk in the end.(at no charge). Welcome! Announcing your participation beforehand helps us a lot with planning (also for the food). Thank…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
It is with great joy that we are announcing the visit of Khenpo Gyaltsen Zangpo, who will start with a series of courses about 'The Gateway to Knowledge'. This is an important text about the basics of buddhist philosophy, written by the great master Mipham Rinpoche. The text includes subjects such as the 5 Skandhas, the 18 elements, the 12 sense sources, interdependence and others more. Khenpo Gyaltsen Zangpo is one of the most suitable teachers we could get for…Find out more »
We are happy to announce another course with Trinlay Rinpoche about the Preliminaries! This time Rinpoche will give extensive explanations about the Buddha of the Diamond Mind, Dorje Sempa (Tibetan), Vajra Sattva (Sanskrit). This practice helps to purify negative imprints in the mind. Trinlay Rinpoche was recognized as the reincarnation of an important buddhist teacher by H.H. the 16. Gyalwa Karmapa. He completed a traditional training for Tulkus and studied also at Western universities. He is considered to be the…Find out more »
This is the fourth 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 most important ones of the Kagyu tradition, in which the progressive path to enlightenment is described and explanations are given about all important aspects of the Buddha’s teachings. Each course of this study program will last about…Find out more »
“Bodhi Path in an international organization of Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage”