Buddha Shakyamuni, the enlightened and compassionate one who founded the great Buddha Dharma, through the teachings we discover meaning of life, the path to conquering the samsara cycle and to achieve the ultimate enlightenment.
Lama Tsong Khapa
Lama Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), the founder of Gelug tradition (school) of Tibetan Buddhism, is distinguished as one of the most learned scholar who have studied and practiced other schools of thought to ultimately dwell upon a comprehensive tradition that came to known as Gelugpa.
Jetsun Kunkhen Lodroe Rinchen Senge - Founder
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.
Jetsun Choekyi Gyaltsen-Author
Jetsun Choekyi Gyaltsen the author master of the Sera Jey Monastery's principal scriptural studies, is one of the most distinguished learned scholar, has extensively written many volumes on philosophical studies. His works has been incorporated into the Monastic course, forming the integral part of the study curriculum.
H H The XIV Dalai Lama
His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the embodiment of all compassionate Avalokiteshvara -Buddha of Compassion, an advocate of universal responsibility and inter religious harmony for betterment of human society.
Tamdin Yangsang (Haya Griva)
Tamdin Yangsang (Haya Griva) the wrathful embodiment of Avalokteshwara is the presiding deity of Sera Jey Monastery. Its association with Sera Jey has been since the time of the monastery's founding, where Kunkhenpa Lodroe Rinchen Senge.
Sera Jey Monastic University
Sanga of Sera Jey Monastery are the followers to the teachings and tradition of its root guru - Lama Tsong Khapa since its establishment in 15 th century. The sanga community of Sera Jey has for centuries followed and practiced the Nalanda tradition successfully to this day.
Debate forms the principal method of studying and learning the philosophical aspects of Buddha dharma, and forms the main monastic academic curriculum. Debates are held on regular basis – morning & evening sessions.
Demise of monastery’s abbot – Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gedun Choephel
We sadly announce the demise of our monastery’s abbot - Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gedun Choephel on 31st July 2016 following a sudden illness.
Venerable Khen Rinpoche was born on 1941 at his native Kartze province in Eastern Tibet and was initiated at the age of 8 in his native Kartze monastery. He joined Sera Jey Monastery – Tibet in 1955. In 1969 left Tibet for India and was among the foremost member monks to re-establish the monastery at exile in South India. He has received the highest monastic scholastic award of Lharam Geshe – Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy, and has dedicated his entire life to teachings at the monastery. Read more