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 »
With the beginning of the new year and with the very mild winter here, the garden started to wake up early this year. So the pond around the stupa and the garden are looking for caring hands 😉 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 and practicing together (at no charge). Welcome! Announcing your participation beforehand helps…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 »
Spring is coming and with it extra tasks in the garden. The pond around the stupa, the garden and the terraces are looking for caring hands 😉 Let's take care together. We are happy to welcome everybody who wants to join in helping, having a relaxed lunch and practicing together (at no charge). Welcome! Announcing your participation beforehand helps us a lot with planning (also for the food). Thank you. Schedule: We begin at 10am with the Chenrezi practice until…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 »
“Bodhi Path in an international organization of Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage”