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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 from Monday to Thursday at 8pm and is open to all.

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06/2019

House and Garden Day

01/06 10:00 - 16:30
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany

Just in time before the course with Jigme Rinpoche will start, during which also the puja days in honor of Shamar Rinpoche will take place in the center, the garden with their different areas, beds and terraces should be prepared nicely. Let's do that together! We are looking forward to seeing those of you who want to join in this 'Karma-Yoga', have a relaxed lunch with us, practise together in the afternoon and listen to a short Dharma talk at…

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Lama Jigme Rinpoche – ‘Pfingstkurs’

07/06 20:00 - 10/06 12:00
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany
€20 – €120

With this annual main course, Lama Jigme Rinpoche continues the tradition of Shamar Rinpoche. His exceptional teachings, which connect the profound Dharma with Rinpoche's longtime experience of the modern life style in the West and the warm-hearted way to grant access to the teachings is touching and inspiring at the same time. Developing a deeper understanding helps us to slowly change our habits in the direction of more love and compassion. Each of Jigme Rinpoche's teachings supports us in this…

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Puja Days in Honor of Shamar Rinpoche

09/06 10:00 - 11/06 17:30
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany

Our beloved teacher and founder of the Bodhi Path Organization, Künzig Shamar Rinpoche, entered parinirvana here at his European seat on June 11 in 2014. We are very happy that Lama Yeshe Sangmo and other ordained Sangha members of the Dharma center Möhra and the monastery in Laussedat, France, will come here for the fifth time already to provide pujas in order to honor and remember Shamar Rinpoche. During these days, the practice of Gyalwa Gyamtso, the red Chenrezi, will…

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Shangpa Rinpoche – Meditation, Creation and Completion

22/06 10:00 - 23/06 12:00
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany
€48 – €60

It is with great joy that we are able to announce another visit of the venerable 2. Shangpa Rinpoche. This time Rinpoche will teach about meditation with visualisation, in particular about the creation and completion phases like in the Chenrezi practice or in the Guru Yoga to Shamar Rinpoche or in many other meditation practices. The 2nd Shangpa Rinpoche began his monastic life after official enthronement by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. Upon coming of age at 11, he…

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07/2019

Lama Nygyam – Living and Dying

05/07 20:00 - 07/07 12:00
Kaierstr.,18
Renchen-Ulm, Deutschland (DEU) 77871 Germany
€16 – €75

The wonderful Lama Nygyam is coming again! This time he will give a course about the process of dying and how to prepare and use this process in the best way possible. The moment of death is very delicate but at the same time it provides the chance for spiritual growth. Lama Nygyam was born in 1963 in Eastern Tibet. After having spent many years in retreat, Shamar Rinpoche chose him together with other practitioners to do a 10-year Mahamudra…

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“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