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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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 »
The Buddha has taught methods, which enable us to achieve liberation from all sufferings. When we integrate his teachings in our daily routine, step-by-step, our perception will change and a new dimension will be revealed. With training we will realize how the previous habits of our body, speech and mind hinder us to live our full potential. Lama Yeshe Drolma, a German buddhist nun, conveys here long-time meditation experiences in an inspiring way and thus supports us to integrate Buddha's…Find out more »
This is the fifth 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 »
Trehor Lama will continue to give further explanations about the 35-Buddha Practice according to Shamar Rinpoche's advice. This powerful purification practice is part of the Bodhi Path Curriculum and is an alternative Ngondro Practice, a preparation for Mahamudra. Trehor Lama will explain it in his profound and powerful way, still accessible for both, beginners and advanced practitioners. He will practise together with us and will clarify questions. We are very much looking forward to another course with powerful teachings of…Find out more »
It was Shamar Rinpoche's legacy to fully transmit the 7 point mind training, the practise of Lojong. Lama Walli and Lama Chris will therefore pick up Rinpoche´s teachings and give a summary of the essence of point one to five, which were explained in detail during the past years. The last two points, six and seven, will be looked at in-depth during this course. In this way we will understand how to correctly refer to the mind training so that…Find out more »
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