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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After some intensive months we will have a summer break and hence the center will be closed from July 26 until August 18. We wish everybody a relaxing and wonderful summer.Find out more »
It is summer and everything in the garden is blooming and growing - and we are happy about helping hands for taking care of everything! 😉 Let's take care together - for the garden, the stupa place and the terraces. We are happy to welcome everybody who wants to join in helping, having a relaxed lunch together, practicing together and listening to the short Dharma talk in the end.(at no charge). Welcome! Announcing your participation beforehand helps us a lot…Find out more »
For all who want to learn meditation from the very beginning. This introduction will take place on Sunday morning from 10am - 12am. It includes the correct sitting posture, the right attitude and the clarification of questions coming up as well as some theory. Meditation, done in the right way, is calming the mind and brings about more clarity. It is beneficial for the practitioner as well as for his/her surrounding. The course is open to all who are interested.…Find out more »
Unfortunately the course about Medicine Buddha with Lama Tsültrim Gyamtso was cancelled, we are very sorry. Lama Tsültrim Gyamtso, born in 1942, grew up in the area of Nubri, Nepal, which is why he is also called Lama Nubri. In the age of 15 years he entered the Indian monastery in Rumtek, Sikkim, helped there setting up the monastery and for a while he also cooked for H.H., the 16. Karmapa. Following Karmapa's wish, he concluded together with Sherab Gyaltsen…Find out more »
In the frame of Renchen's holiday program for chldren we offer a short program with meditation and exercises for children in the age of 7-11 years. During this time the kids can experience small exercises while sitting or moving and explore some silence and mindfulness. There will also be time to talk about the experiences and follow evtl. needs. Schedule: TH, September 5, 3pm-4.30pm Fee: € 5 Guidance by: Sabine TeuberFind out more »
“Bodhi Path in an international organization of Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage”