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Monastery

CATEGORY: Monastery | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:974

Sera Jey Monastery follows its centuries old tradition and culture dating back to its great period in Tibet, to this present day without much significant change. As such the monastery continues to exist in a typical Tibetan Gelukpa monastic tradition to this day. The monastery's organization is well organized into two separate streams, one involved in Spiritual / Educational Administration and the other in General / Financial Administration. Structure: Spiritual / Educational Administration General Administration Spiritual / Educational Administration The Spiritual Administration is associated on all spiritual affairs, prayer / puja curriculum and academic course / examination The monastery's abbot (Khenpo) is the spiritual head monk of the monastery and also the chairman of the institute as a... Read more

Introductory History

CATEGORY: History | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:1240

The history of Sera Jey Monastery dates back to early 15th Century AD. Founded by Venerable Jetsun Kunkhen Lodroe Rinchen Senge, during the early History of Buddhism in Tibet and at the time of the great Lama Tsong Khapa (1357 - 1419) the founder of the Gelug Order, a highly learned & noble saint and master of the Scriptures on Buddhism with a gift of supreme power of visualization and knowledge. Read more

Jetsun Kunkhen Lodroe Rinchen Senge - Founder

CATEGORY: History | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:866

Jetsun Kunkhen Lodroe Rinchen Senge is the founder of Sera Jey Monastery. He was a devoted and noble disciple of Lama Tsong Khapa, founder of the Gelukpa Tradition. He was a master at Drepung Monastery and fate led him to leave with hundreds of his disciple to form Sera Jey Monastery. He was the first abbot of Sera Jey Monastery and instituted Tamdin Yangsang (Haya-griva) as the presiding deity of Sera Jey. Read more

Jetsun Choekyi Gyaltsen - Author

CATEGORY: History | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:1110

Jetsun Choekyi Gyaltsen (1464 - 1544) is the author master of the Monastery's entire scriptural syllabus. His Holiness is oneof the most distinguished learned scholar in the history of Sera Jey Monastery. During his lifetime, He has extensively written many volumes on philosophical studies and authored several books on the works of Lama Tsong Khapa's two closest disciples. Later his works has been incorporated into the Monastic course, which form the integral part of the study curriculum, and is followed to this present day. Read more

Oracel & Protecting

CATEGORY: History | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:886

Tamdin Yangsang (Haya Griva) is the protecting deity of Sera Jey Monastery. It was rightly given this place by venerable Kunkhenpa Lodroe Rinchen Senge, after significantly experiencing various forms of divine predictions and auspicious symbols, which led him to accept and initiate in the worshipping of this sacred and divine deity. Haya Griva is the wrathful characteristics of Chenre sig (Avalokteshwara). The deity is well known for its supreme power in removing obstacles and also for its healing power.Tokden Yonten Gonpo, father of Kunkhepa, a learned and firm devotee of Haya Griva deity, during the final days of his life, had offered to is beloved son the complete teachings of Pema Yangsang... Read more

Re-establishment of SJM from 1970

CATEGORY: History | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:726

Ever since Sera Jey Monastery grew and became known to be a great place of Learning, from the time of its great founder & masters in its early history, to subsequent periods spanning decades & centuries to this present age; its prominence & distinction spread far & wide across to India, China and other surrounding Buddhist influenced nations; scores of renowned and saintly scholars were graduated from this Monastery. A historical records indicates that the Monastery's total population strength of monks in 1959 before the communist Chinese troops destruction & persecution of Monastery & monks, at around 5629 monks. Read more

Rehabilitation and Restoration

CATEGORY: History | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:731

On reaching India in 1959, under the leadership of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the members of Sera Jey Monastery along with escaped monks of all the four different Monasteries under the four Orders of Tibetan Buddhism, were rehabilitated at a special camp at Bhaksa in the state of West Bengal. This was especially intended by His Holiness concern over the fate of Tibet's culture & religion, which has abruptly come under the terrible threat to its very survival from the appalling cultural genocide perpetrated by the invading communist Chinese at Tibet; and in his visionary effort to preserve and resurrect the unique culture, religion & identity of Tibet in a land of refuge, away from... Read more

Re-establishment at Bylakuppe

CATEGORY: History | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:701

After almost 10 years of this special task program aimed for preservation & preparation of a knowledgeable human resource, in 1970 the group of 197 Sera Jey monks with 103 of Sera Mey monks was moved to a special site within the resettlement of Bylakuppe in Mysore District, in the South Indian state of Karnataka, for re-establishing the Sera Monastery, under the patronage of H.H. The Dalai Lama and the Central & State Government of India. A forestland area of 225 acres, measuring ¾ acres in ratio per monk were given to the two monasteries. For Sera Jey Monastery the share for 193 monks were given 147. ¾ acres. Read more

New Assembly Prayer Hall

CATEGORY: History | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:732

Since the beginning of the early eighties, many young Tibetans began to flee Tibet. Majority of them were of teenage years and some at pre teenage. They were either monks or laypersons. On reaching India, they received special audience & blessing from His Holiness The Dalai Lama. To their historically & genetically spiritual binding background, the past experienced life of repression & curtailment of religious freedom and human rights have created a vacuum of spiritual faith in almost every single new arrivals from Tibet. Which is evident from the vast majority of them joining Monasteries spread across in most parts of Tibetan settlements in India. As this Monastery is recognised for its... Read more

Khangtsens

CATEGORY: Khangtsens | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:1064

Khangtsens are house (hostel) sections of the Monastery. Each member monks are affiliated to one Khangtsens in the monastery according to the individual's regional affiliation., ie. which is affiliated to the region of ones origin. And each new comer is placed in a specific Khangtsen according to his place of origin. This system of Khangtsen or Hostel Division & its representation signifies organization of high quality, which facilitates in maintaining the diverse pupils and especially new comers to live with fellow folks, thus avoiding hardship & inconvenience to individuals in vocal language & other related problems. This traditional system of maintaining Khangtsen/hostel division is still practiced to this day. Before 1959, at... Read more

Sera Jey Singapore Buddhist Center

CATEGORY: Centers | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:1293

An affiliate of this Monastery, inaugurated on 18 April 2007 by the then Abbot - Khen Rinpoche Acharya Geshe Lobsang Palden and Ven. Hai Tao (Founder & Spiritual Director of Life TV). This Center is founded with the objective of imparting Buddhism Teachings and to promote applications of teachings in daily life; and to foster and develop interest and appreciation in Buddhist culture and Buddhist art. The Center is administered by a committee (Board Members) for a term of three years. The present elected committee that has taken charge in November 2010 is the second since its founding. Resident Monk - Geshe Tenzin Dremey (Drati) Read more

Sera Je Buddhist Association of Taiwan

CATEGORY: Centers | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:709

Sera Jey Buddhist Association of Taiwan is the first affiliate Center of Sera Jey Monastery in Taiwan, established by the then abbot - late Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Donyo in the year 2002 with the support of his fellow dharma students and devotees. It was inaugurated by the founder - late Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Donyo on 9th November 2002. The Center was formally registered on 3rd July 2004 with Taiwan Interior Ministry - Taipei. The Center is primarily involved in imparting Dharma Teachings and offering ritual / puja services to students and devotee communities at Taiwan. Read more

TSJ Omniscience Dharma Academy

CATEGORY: Centers | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:683

An affiliate of Sera Jey Monastery, founded with the objective of imparting Buddhist Teachings & encourage applications of teachings in daily life; and to foster & develop interest and appreciation in Buddhist culture and Buddhist art. Resident Geshe - Geshe Yama Sangpo / Geshe Lobsang Gyaltsen | Resident Monk - Ven. Jampa Ngaodup | Center Director - Chan, Chi-Huei Read more

Sera Jey Canada Buddhist Culture Center

CATEGORY: Centers | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:40

Sera Jey Canada Buddhist Culture Center is a not for profit organization based at Toronto, Canada. In 2014, the center received its formal incorporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.Founded thirteen years ago by fellow member monks and alumni of Sera Jey Monastery residing at Toronto, Ontario and other parts of Canada, with an objective to provide Buddhist Read more

Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center U.S.A.

CATEGORY: Centers | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:1106

Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center is registered 503(C)(3) non profit organization at New York - USA. The Center is founded by fellow member monks and alumni of Sera Jey Monastery residing at New York and neighbouring city. With the presence of many Sera Jey alumni at New York and surrounding for several years, the monastery rightly considered that a Buddhist center would be an ideal service to Tibetan and fellow Buddhist devotee community.  Read more

Sera Jey Dro-Phenling Monastery

CATEGORY: Monasteries | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:695

Introduction:Do Phen ling Gompa, the new Monastery established by Sera Jey Monastery was inaugurated by His Holiness The Dalai Lama on the 26th of May 2005. The Gompa is situated on the foothills of the hillock – LhaSolsa (Puja Offering Place) at Chandmari - Gangtok in the North Eastern Indian state of Sikkim. How the Gompa came into being:History records that this special hillock where the Gompa is built was gifted by the Chief Buddhist Priest of Sikkim to the community of devotees in Gangtok in the year 1947 exclusively for Puja Offering purpose. Thence the special place was reserved by the community for prayers & offering ceremonies, becoming the main venue for... Read more

Sera Jey Rudok Lhundup Choding Monastery

CATEGORY: Monasteries | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:772

Introduction:Rudok Lhundup Choding Monastery is the main representation of its ancient monastery in Western Tibet, which thrived before the 1959 era and was under the affiliation of Sera Jey Monastery for centuries. It was reestablished at Leh Ladhak - India in the 1960's; and for several decades the remoteness and backwardness of the place have left the monastery in a state of total seclusion beyond its local region. The remote location and the underdeveloped socio economic life of the community, is one of the main reason for the monastery to remain backward without any progress for several decades. Read more

Sera Jey Jamyang Choekhorling Monastery

CATEGORY: Monasteries | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:876

Introduction:Jamyang Choekorling Monastery is one of the ancient Buddhist Monastery at Tawang in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India. The Monastery was first established during the era of the 6th Dalai Lama of Tibet – Tsangyang Gyatso. The Monastery flourished well in the peaceful and quiet region for centuries, until of late in history, the state of poor economy of the local and regional communities has constrained in the development of the Monastery. The communities realizing the limited prospect in visualizing any development of the monastic institution, from their limited economic condition and outside support, has requested, through The Department of Religion & Culture - Central Tibetan Administration of the... Read more

Organization

CATEGORY: Organization | PUBLISHED:: 12-08-2016 | Hits:1063

Sera Jey Monastery follows its centuries old tradition and culture dating back to its great period in Tibet, to this present day without much significant change. As such the monastery continues to exist in a typical Tibetan Gelukpa monastic tradition to this day. The monastery's organization is well organized into two separate streams, one involved in Spiritual / Educational Administration and the other in General / Financial Administration. Structure: Spiritual / Educational Administration General Administration Spiritual / Educational Administration The Spiritual Administration is associated on all spiritual affairs, prayer / puja curriculum and academic course / examination The monastery's abbot (Khenpo) is the spiritual head monk of the monastery and also the chairman of the institute as a... Read more

Sera jey Buddhist Kulturzentrum in der Schweiz und Liechtenstein

CATEGORY: Centers | PUBLISHED:: 09-10-2017 | Hits:28

Sera jey Buddhist Kulturzentrum in der Schweiz und Liechtenstein is founded by former members of Sera Jey for preserving Tibetan language, tradition and culture of the Tibetan community, especially the new generation. The center organizes prayer and social events during important Buddhist calendars and Tibetan annual dates. Read more