Sera Jey Singapore Buddhist Center

CATEGORY: Centers | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:487

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:366

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:386

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 Buddhist Culture Center U.S.A.

CATEGORY: Centers | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:517

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:341

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:402

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:515

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

Monastery

CATEGORY: Monastery | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:483

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 19

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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:382

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

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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:405

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:578

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:487

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:366

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:386

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 Buddhist Culture Center U.S.A.

CATEGORY: Centers | PUBLISHED:: 01-05-2016 | Hits:517

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:341

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:402

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:515

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:602

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

Ganden Tri Pa

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    Jedrung Thupten Kunga 

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Jangtse Choeje

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    Lobsang Tenzin 

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    Lobsang Tenzin 

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Former Abbots

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    61st Khensur Ngawang Gyatso 

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    64th Khensur Lhundup Thapkhe 

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    65th Khensur Lobsang Wangchuk 

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    66th Khensur Lobsang Dhonyoe 

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    67th Khensur Dhondup Topgyal 

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    Khensur In Tibet Lobsang Sherab 

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    68th Khensur Ngawang Legden 

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    69th Khensur Lobsang Thupten 

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    70th Khensur Lobsang Tsering 

    His Eminence Geshe Lobsang Tsering, the 70th abbot of Sera Jey Monastery, was born in Tibet in 1923. He was ordained at the age of five and started his Buddhist philosophical studies at twelve. At the age of seventeen, he joined Sera Jey Monastery and underwent rigorous philosophical studies. He served as a philosophy teacher at his native monastery for three years. In 1959 he was imprisoned by Chinese authorities for seven years and had to undergo extreme hardship. In 1969, he fled Tibet under immense hardship, to India for exile.  At Sera Jey Monastery in South India, he earned the first position in his Geshe Lharampa Examination in 1978.  In 1986, he was enthroned the 70th abbot of Sera Jey Monastery and made several developments in both spiritual and administrative fields. He devoted his entire life to teaching the Buddhist philosophy to scores of aspiring students.

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    71st Khensur Jampa Theckchok 

    His Eminence Jampa Thekchok, the 71st abbot of Sera jey Monastery was born in Phenpo, Tibet in 1930. He was ordained at the age of eight and began his study of major Buddhist texts around the age of ten. His eminence arrived in exile in 1959 and continued his studies in major Buddhist texts. He taught Buddhist studies at Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, for seven years and travelled aboard to give teachings. In 1993, he was enthroned as the abbot of Sera Jey Monastery and he served the monastery in great length in both spiritual and administrative fields.

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    72nd Khensur Lobsang Dhonyoe 

    His Eminence Jetsun Lobsang Donyo, the 72nd abbot of Sera Jey monastery, was born in 1925. At the age of nine, he joined Lhatse monastery, gained basic Tibetan education and memorized all traditional monastic scriptures and studied basic Buddhist epistemology. At the age of nineteen, he joined Sera Jey Monastic University and studied all major Buddhist texts.

    In 1961, he left Tibet to take exile in India and continued his study at Buxar in north India. He has served as proof-reader at monastery’s printing office. In 1967, he studied at Central University for Tibetan studies, Sarnath and received the Acharya degree.
    In 1999, he was enthroned the 72nd abbot of Sera Jey Monastery and made great contribution to both spiritual and temporal affairs.

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    73rd Khensur Lobsang Palden 

    His eminence Jetsun Lobsang Palden, the 73rd abbot of Sera Jey Monastic University, was born in 1936. At the age of twelve, he joined Dhargye Monastic School and memorized all traditional monastic scriptures as well as studied basic Buddhist epistemology and other texts.

    At the age of seventeen, he joined Sera Jey Monastery and studied all major Buddhist texts. In 1959, he fled to India and continued his studies at Buxar in north India. In 1965, he studied at Central University for Tibetan studies, Varanasi, and received the Acharya degree.
    In 2005, he was enthroned as the 73rd abbot of Sera Jey Monastic University and made great contribution to both spiritual and administrative fields. Moreover, he devoted most of his time to give teachings and oral transmissions on Buddhist scriptural resources to scores of pupil monks.

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    74th Khensur Lobsang Delek 

    His Eminence Jetsun Lobsang Delek, the 74th abbot of Sera Jey Monastery, was born in 1939 at Karze district in Tibet. At the age of seven, he joined Karze Monastery and started memorizing traditional monastic scriptures. His given name is Lobsang Delek and received ordained name as Ngawang Soepa while he was newly ordained at age of seventeen. In 1959, he fled to India and continued his Buddhist philosophical studies at Buxar in north India. In 1968, he received the full-ordained vows from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 1982, he was honored with first position of Lharam Geshe degree. Moreover, in 2005, he was enthroned as the abbot of Gudme Tantric Monastery, and he became the 75th Sera Jey Abbot on 6 May 2012. Generally, he devotes his precious regular time in giving teaching and conferring different initiations and oral transmissions.

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