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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We are extremely sorry, but also this course has to be cancelled due to the Corona Crisis! 🙁 The course will take place at a later time - to which we are already looking forward. 🙂 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…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! We would like to give a new format to the house and garden day by putting more emphasis on the practice and combining it with our activity in the center. For this we will follow the advice of Jigme Rinpoche and start with the Chenrezi practice at 10am, keep doing the mantra phase…Find out more »
It is with deep regret that we now also have to cancel this very precious course with Lama Jigme Rinpoche due to the current situation around the corona virus. 🙁 We do hope though to see you soon again and we send best wishes for a stable health to everybody. 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…Find out more »
Our beloved teacher and founder of the Bodhi Path Organization, Künzig Shamar Rinpoche, the 14th Shamarpa, entered parinirvana here at his European seat on June 11 in 2014. Since then an event of three days of prayer ceremonies (Drubcho) are provided every year here in honor of Shamar Rinpoche. This cannot take place this year due to the Covid19 situation. The good news though are: fortunately Lama Yeshe Sangmo and other ordained Sangha members of the Dharma center Möhra will…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 »
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