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.

Restoration:
The year 2006 was the turning point for Rudok Monastery following the appointment of Abbot - Khen Rinpoche Geshe Jampa Gyatso. He was instrumental in guiding and leading the monastery's state of affairs for a complete change over, restoring spiritual and monastic curriculum, initiating teachings and ritual services for the public community.

Curriculum:
Rudok Monastery follows its age old traditional curriculum - culture & practices in its day to day and periodic activities. The novice monks receive training in reading, writing Tibetan Language, memorization of basic prayers & scriptural texts. Teachings and Instructions on scriptural texts are guided by elder monks.

The monastery also provides prayer & ritual services to devotees & community and in line as advocated by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the monastery organize Dharma Teachings to the public.

The monastery is in the process of making significant strides in developing its curriculum to newer heights.

Legal Status:
The monastery is registered under the State of Jammu and Kashmir - Societies Registration Act VI of 1998 (1941 A.D), bearing Registration No. 1798 -S of 1991

Contact information

Address
Rudok Lhundup Choding Monastery
P.O. Choglamsar
Leh Ladhak 194101
(J & K) India

Tel: +91-01982- 265471
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Blog: http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/lhundup66

Jangtse Choeje

  • vtem slides

    Lobsang Tenzin 

  • vtem slides

    Lobsang Tenzin 

Pause

Former Abbots

  • vtem slides

    61st Khensur Ngawang Gyatso 

  • vtem slides

    64th Khensur Lhundup Thapkhe 

  • vtem slides

    65th Khensur Lobsang Wangchuk 

  • vtem slides

    66th Khensur Lobsang Dhonyoe 

  • vtem slides

    67th Khensur Dhondup Topgyal 

  • vtem slides

    Khensur In Tibet Lobsang Sherab 

  • vtem slides

    68th Khensur Ngawang Legden 

  • vtem slides

    69th Khensur Lobsang Thupten 

  • vtem slides

    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.

  • vtem slides

    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.

  • vtem slides

    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.

  • vtem slides

    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.

  • vtem slides

    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.

Pause