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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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 »
These are the last days of autumn and the center's garden needs some preparation for the winter break. We are happy about everybody who wants to join in - welcome. This garden day takes place parallel to Lama Jungne's study course about the basics of the Dharma. So it will already end at 3pm. Schedule: We begin at 10am, have a lunch break from 12.30-13.30 and continue our work until about 3pm. It's a big help for us if you…Find out more »
With this course Dongsang Shabdrung Rinpoche continues his cycle of teachings, which he started in 2015 about the ‚Introduction to the Middle Way' of the great Indian master Chandrakirti. Although this is a very profound text about the 'emptiness', which is not easy to comprehend without instructions, Shabdrung Rinpoche explains it in a way that gives us access in the best way. While our understanding deepens, slowly our inner confusions can be clarified. Attending this course is also possible without…Find out more »
Training the mind, discovering its nature – a meditation retreat Mind Training (tib. Lojong) is a practice that helps to unfold our true nature, our Buddha nature. This is because it encompasses three essential aspects of our path: developing and cultivating compassion, inner calmness and deep insight into mind's true nature. The way in which Shamar Rinpoche taught Mind Training focusses on the inseparable union of these aspects. Rinpoche emphasized, for example in his book ‘The Path to Awakening‘, that…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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