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Bodhicharya Deutschland e.V.

managed by Christiane U.

About us

The aim of Bodhicharya Deutschland e.V. encompasses study and practice of Buddhist teachings in order to cultivate mental peace and stability, promotion of beneficient and charitable purposes, and fostering intercultural and interreligious dialogue.

Bodhicharya Center in the Berlin borough of Friedrichshain strives to be open and friendly, a place for tranquility, meditation, and social encounters, offering a varied program of courses, lectures, and social projects to engage in. All of Bodhicharya’s activities are based on the principles of “Helping, Healing, and Harmony” and depend on the collective effort of many volunteers.

Bodhicharya’s vision is to make Tibetan philosophy and culture accessible to western people and to establish a Center for Peace and Understanding in Berlin.


Bodhicharya Deutschlanf e.V. (Bodhicharya Germany), successor to the center Theksum Tashi Chöling, was founded in 2001 and is recognized as a charitable organization. Bodhicharya means “enlightened activity”. The name is intended to encourage people to base their actions on compassion and wisdom. This motivation is symbolized by the emblem of the gestures of three hands united by ornamental lines. It was created by the Tibetan artist Salga.

Bodhicharya Deutschland e.V. and Bodhicharya International are under the spiritual
guidance of H.E. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and follow the non-sectarian approach of the “Rime” movement. The Bodhicharya Berlin Centre is under the auspices of H.H. the 17th Karmapa who has visited the centre in June 2014.


Bodhicharya Deutschland focusses on four objectives :

1. STUDY AND PRACTICE of the Buddhist teachings in order to cultivate mental peace and inner qualities such as concentration, compassion, and wisdom.

2. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES serving the benefit of others while being an exercise of generosity and ethics. There is an outpatient hospice service which also provides training in end-of-life care, and a wide range of offers to the public, such as lectures on related subjects, special training for those dealing with dementia, and courses and support for prison-inmates and ex-convicts. A youth program organizes on-site international summer work camps of the Service Civil International (SCI).

Bodhicharya stages events of interreligious dialogue, participates in the “Berlin Dialogue of the Religions” initiated by the Berlin Senate, and accepts invitations to interreligious dialogue to promote harmony and understanding among the religions.

The Buddha pointed to the delicate balance between humankind and nature. Active
environmental protection is an important part of our self-conception. The environmentalist organization NABU has been accompanying Bodhicharya for several years with regard to urban climate issues and is recording the results in a photo documentation. In 2010, Bodhicharya, as one of only five projects nationwide, was selected for the research program “Urban Strategies for Climate Change”.

is operated mainly by unpaid volunteers. Nearly the entire program – with the exception of guest events and “Yoga for All” – is offered on the basis of the Dana principle, voluntary generosity.

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  Tom Z.  04 February 2019 at 06:09 AM

 (auf Deutsch weiter unten)

Dear Givers, Lovers, Supporters, Partners and Friends of Conscious Action -

Thank you for being part of our Network.
Together we CAN … and together we DID.

Together we have empowered the education of children on three continents – from the Tibetan plateau to the foothills of the Himalayas, to the highlands of Ethiopia, to the slums of Ecuador.
We have helped to protect Elephants in Africa and to save refugees from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea.
Together we have shared our love and our light with the world – literally & currently with LITTLE SUNs and the Arhuaco tribe in South America.

If you want to support our GIVE-A-SUN CAMPAIGN - go here:

All this was made possible through YOUR generosity and kindness.
No matter which one of our projects you supported or how little or much you contributed, every penny counts and every action matters.
Even if you have given no money at all, but – when watching the films - rejoiced in the happiness our campaigns have brought into the world (MUDITA) … the mere loving feeling in your heart and the smile on your face have made the world a better place.

A special THANK YOU goes to HANS SIGL and all our other CAN sponsoring PARTNERS whose contributions help us to cover a large part of our production expenses and allowed us to always forward 100% of the individual donations to the specific projects.

A super special THANK YOU goes to our CAN HEROS - the project founders, managers and staff - the changemakers, the embassadors of TOGETHERNESS...
Working with these remarkable people is always a pleasure, a blessing, an  inspiration and a powerful reminder of what really matters (especially when the shower of Facebook LIKEs is just not happening). 

In these times of trouble, when ignorance and fear tear apart societies and peoples, and a heated climate threatens to destroy the nature and the future of humanity, we don’t have to get lost in all the echoing noise of bad news.
Instead we CAN recall the love in our hearts, the wisdom in our minds and the power of our action to individually and collectively make the world a little bit more happy, just and beautiful. Not because we have to – but because we CAN.

THANKS for making a difference together … because together we CAN.

Love and Light
from Colombia



Liebe Spender, Unterstützer, Partner, Freunde, "Gutmenschen", Buddhas & Bodhisattvas, Helden des beherzten Handelns...

Vielen Dank, dass Ihr Teil dieses Netzwerkes seid.
Together we CAN ... Together we DO ...
In den vergangenen Jahren haben wir GEMEINSAM viel bewegt.
Wir haben die BILDUNG von unzähligen Kindern unterstützt - in vielen Projekten rund um die Welt.
Zusammen haben wir geholfen, die Elefanten in Afrika zu schützen und Menschen im Mittelmeer vor dem Ertrinken zu retten.
Gemeinsam haben wir LICHT in the Welt gebracht - wortwörtlich mit LITTLE SUN Solar Lampen - wie gerade in Punta Gallinas, dem nördlichsten Punkt Südamerikas.

All das hat auch DEINE Großzügigkeit und Warmherzigkeit möglich gemacht.
Egal wie viel oder wenig Du beigesteuert hast, jeder Cent zählt und jede Tat bewegt etwas. Selbst wenn Du kein Geld gespendet hast, sondern Dich ein CAN-Film zu einem liebevollen Lächeln bewegt hat (MUDITA), dann hat Dein Lächeln die Welt in diesem Moment schöner gemacht.
Ein besonderen DANK geht an HANS SIGL und an all unsere SPONSOREN & PARTNER, deren Beitrag uns hilft, die Produktionskosten zu bewältigen. So können wir immer 100% der Individual-Spenden an die spezifischen Projekte weiterleiten. 

Ein ganz besonderer DANK geht natürlich an die CAN-HELDEN: die Changemakers, Gründer, Manager und vielen Freiwilligen in all den Projekten. Es ist eine Ehre, eine Freude und eine fortwährende Inspiration, mit diesen außergewöhnlichen Menschen zusammenarbeiten zu dürfen.

In diesen verwirrten Zeiten, wo eine Welle von Egoismus, Dummheit und Angst um die Welt geht, Länder und Gesellschaften spaltet und in dem aufgeheizten Klima die Natur und die Zukunft der Menschheit bedroht, da ist es wichtiger denn je, nicht die Hoffnung in dem Lärm der Bad News zu verlieren.
Stattdessen können wir selber - jeder einzelne und wir alle zusammen - mit der Liebe unserer Herzen, der Weisheit unseres Geistes und der Kraft unseres beherzten Handelns (Conscious Action) die Welt ein kleines Stück schöner, gerechter und glücklicher machen…
Wir müssen nicht … aber wir KÖNNEN.   


Love & Light
aus Kolumbien


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