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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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…Find out more »
This day is meant for the care and embellishment of the center's garden, the stupa area, the terraces, everything around the house - let's take care together! As we would like to combine the practice with our activity in the center we will follow the advice of Jigme Rinpoche and start with the Chenrezi practice at 10am, keep doing the mantra phase during our activities (as good as possible) and at about 3.30/4pm we will finish by concluding the practice…Find out more »
The practice of Mandala offering Progress on the path towards awakening depends essentially on having gathered the provisions of merit and wisdom. Through the special means of the mandala offering both of these provisions can be gathered. The teachings on the common and then the first two uncommon preliminaries, (Tibetan: Ngondro), were given in the last years. This time detailed explanation of this third part of the quadripartite preliminaries will be given following the root text arrangement by the 14th…Find out more »
What does it mean to be a Buddhist? Trinlay Rinpoche will explain, by which kind of attitude, orientation, and aspiration the Buddhist path is described, what is most important and what is the goal. This teaching is recommendable for newly interested persons as well as for those already being familiar with Buddhism. Due to Covid 19, the teaching cannot take place in the very presence of Rinpoche, but we are glad it can be streamed via Zoom. The access link…Find out more »
“Bodhi Path in an international organization of Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage”