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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 Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm and is open to all.

Introduction for Beginners on Wednesdays 7pm – 7.45pm.

“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