• Lamrim Teachings by Khen Rinpoche May2017 Hits : 38 Category: Teachings Date: 2017-05-21

    Sera Jey (Abbot) Khen Rinpoche Logoan Tulku Tenzin Jampa Choesang resumed his Lamrim Teachings to pupils of Sera Jey for a couple of days in mid May 2017.

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  • Buddha Purnima at SJBBS 2017 Hits : 35 Category: Centers Date: 2017-05-21

    Sera Jey Bangalore Buddhist Society at Bangalore celebrated Buddha Purnima on 9th May 2017 at its center. Four Geshes from Sera Jey Monastery presided the ceremony with prayers and offerings on the auspicious occassion.

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  • Geshe Lingse (Yarling) Graduation 2017 Hits : 43 Category: Academic Date: 2017-05-21

    The Yarling, Geshe Lingse, Graduation Ceremony for the year was held 6th - 8th May 2017. Nine candidates received the Geshe Lingse title during this graduation ceremony. The highlight during this Geshe ceremony is

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  • SJ IGNOU annual Workshop 2017 Hits : 42 Category: Academic Extra Curricula Date: 2017-05-21

    Sera Jey Monastery IGNOU Study Unit's annual workshop for the year was held on 3rd May 2017 at SJ Lhundup Khangsar Hall.Rev. Jose Nandekara - Director of the Centre for the Study of World Religions, the Chief Speaker for the

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  • Chinese Translation class annual exam 2017 Hits : 35 Category: Academic Extra Curricula Date: 2017-05-21

    Sera Jey Monastery's Chinese Translation Department's annual examination for the year was conducted on 26th April 2017.

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  • visit of Sakya Trizin Rinpoche at SJM Hits : 35 Category: Special Events Date: 2017-05-21

    Sera Jey Monastery extended a warm visit to its main temple on 26th April 2017 during his tour visit to Bylakuppe settlement. A grand welcome ceremony in monastic tradition was accorded

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  • Dedication for late 103rd Gaden Tripa Hits : 38 Category: Prayer & Ritual Ceremonies Date: 2017-05-21

    Sera Jey Monastery organized a special prayer in dedication for late Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche on 22nd April 2017. The special prayer ceremony was attended by Jangtse Choeje Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche Logoan Tulku Tenzin Jampa Choesang, Tulkus, Geshes and monks of Sera Jey Monastery before the main temple.

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  • Sera Je Food Fund Project Hits : 216 Category: Special Events Date: 2017-04-01

    We hereby notify all concerned that “Sera Je Food Fund Project” by FPMT (Foundation For The Preservation of Mahayana Tradition) has permanently closed the project and cease all its related activities from 31st of March 2017, under the mutual agreement of FPMT and Sera Jey Monastery. Under the agreement, the administration of Community (Food) Kitchen managed by Sera Je Food Fund Project is taken over by Sera Jey Monastery from 1st April 2017. The capital fund of Sera Je Food Fund Project will be handed over to Sera Jey Monastery. ¬¬ “Henceforth, administration of Sera Jey Monastery will manage all affairs of the “Sera Jey Food Fund Project”, from day to day management, book keeping to fund raising and interaction with benefactors/donors, from 1st April 2017.” The Sera Je Food Fund Project was formerly founded on the noble vision of the compassionate and renowned spiritual master Venerable Lama Zopa Rinpoche almost 26 years ago, to alleviate the extreme food hardship faced by Sera Jey Monastery then. The Food Fund has helped provide two meals and morning Bread & Tea of the monastery’s monk community all through the year.The monastery and its entire monk community thank from the depths of our heart to Venerable Lama Zopa Rinpoche and FPMT, for the successful accomplishment of its noble mission, benefiting the sangha community with a privilege of good and quality food. In gratitude we dedicate for the long life of Venerable Lama Zopa Rinpoche. “All benevolent benefactors and supporter of Sera Jey Food Fund Project may now communicate directly to the monastery’s administration for information/queries and contribution/ donations.” A site page on “Sera Jey Food Fund Project” within the monastery’s official website www.serajeymonastery.org will be updated soon. Thank you                                                       1st April, 2017 Geshe Thupten Wangchuk(Chief SECRETARY) circular in PDF file

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  • Hayagriva Retreat 2017 Hits : 234 Category: Prayer & Ritual Ceremonies Date: 2017-04-01

    The Hayagriva Retreat རྟ་མགྲིན་ཡང་གསང་གི་བསྙེན་པ། one of the most important annual curriculum of Sera Jey Monastery has commenced today 1st April 2017 after the Invocation Ceremony on 31st March 2017. The Hayagriva Retreat is dedicated to the long life of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, all living masters and for peace, prosperity & harmony to all sentient beings. Every member monk participate and observe the retreat with profound reverence. Schedule: Hayagriva Retreat : 31st March - 8th April, 2017Hayagriva Fire Puja: 8th April, 2017Hayagriva Tsog Offering: 9th April, 2017 Detail information on schedule and offering, click here - PDF  JPEG Offering contributions can be sent via bank wire transfer, Details of bank information - foreign source - PDF JPEG                              - local/domestic source - PDF JPEG

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  • Tsokhram Geshe Graduation Ceremony 2017 Hits : 241 Category: Academic Date: 2017-03-26

    The Tsokhram Geshe Graduation Ceremony for the year 2017 scheduled from 26th - 28th March 2017. A total of nine scholars will be receiving their Tsokhram Geshe during the three day graduation ceremony.

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  • Enthronement Ceremony of 76th Abbot Hits : 258 Category: Special Events Date: 2017-03-24

    On this auspicious day of 24th March 2017 corresponding to the 26th day of 1st Tibetan Lunar Calendar month

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  • Lorsa- Tibetan New Year 2017 Ceremony Hits : 242 Category: Prayer & Ritual Ceremonies Date: 2017-02-28

    A traditional monastic Lorsa celebration ceremony was held at the monastery in the early morning hours of 27th February 2017, to mark the beginning of Tibetan New Year 2144, the year of Fire Bird. The monastery's abbot - Khen Rinpoche presided the Lorsa celebration ceremony along with the administration and other dignatories.

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  • Guthor Ceremony 2017 Hits : 208 Category: Prayer & Ritual Ceremonies Date: 2017-02-25

    Guthor Ceremony, the traditional ceremony held a day before the Tibetan New Year eve (Losar) 29th day of 12th Tibetan calendar month ( 25th February 2017) observed for clearing all negativity and misfortune of the preceding year to make way for a prosperous and successful New Year was held on 25th of February 2017

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  • Phurjel - Hayagriva Dagger Blessing Ceremony Hits : 213 Category: Prayer & Ritual Ceremonies Date: 2017-02-23

    Tamdin Phurjel, The sacred relic of Hayagriva Ritual Dagger blessing ceremony of Sera Jey Monastery was held on 23rd February 2017. The sacred relic is brought out from confined retreat once in a year on the 27th day of 12th Tibetan calendar month to bless sentient beings, usher harmony and prosperity. Devotees congregate to the monastery to receive the blessing of Tamdin Phurba (Hayagriva Ritual Dagger) on this auspicious day.

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  • Winter Coaching Class 2017 Closing Ceremony Hits : 194 Category: Academic Extra Curricula Date: 2017-02-19

    The one month long annual Winter Coaching Class for the year was successfully completed and a closing ceremony was held on 19th February 2017. Participation Certificate was awarded to every participating student during this winter coaching session. All participating teachers were felicitated during the closing ceremony. A special Lunch was served for all.

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  • Winter Coaching Class Jan-Feb. 2017 Hits : 198 Category: Academic Extra Curricula Date: 2017-02-18

    The annual one month long Winter Coaching Class for school students was scheduled from 25th of January to 19th February 2017.During this winter coaching session, Tibetan grammar, Introduction to Buddhism, Buddhist Dialectics, English Language and Mathematics lessons where given. Over 130 students has participated in this winter coaching session.

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  • Sangchos Monlam Prayer Ceremony - Jan 2017 Hits : 585 Category: Prayer & Ritual Ceremonies Date: 2017-01-22

    The annual great prayer ceremony - Sangchos Monlam, of Sera Jey Monastery has commenced from 22nd – 28th of January 2017. This great prayer ceremony is the first of the seven week's dedication prayer of the monastery's main curriculum text's author - Jetsun Choekyi Gyaltsen's parinirvana. The ceremony is observed in assembly by the entire sangha of Sera Jey with great reverence beginning early before dawn as early as 2.30 am in the morning.

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  • annual Written Examination 2016 Hits : 619 Category: Academic Date: 2016-12-08

    The annual Written Examination for the year 2016 is scheduled on 09th and 11th of December 2016. Pupils of respective classes writes this written examination as per the course syllabus during the two day examination.

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  • Lharam Geshe Graduation Ceremomy 2016 Hits : 778 Category: Academic Date: 2016-12-02

    The Lharam Geshe Graduation Ceremony for the year 2016 has commenced from 30th Nov. 2016. Lharam Geshe, the highest scholastic title of Tibetan Gelug Buddhist tradition equivalent to Ph.D., are awarded to scholar monks who have successfully completed the entire monastic curriculum and six years of Gelug Monastic University's examination in Buddhist philosophy. Twenty one scholar monks are graduating the Lharam Geshe during this ceremony.

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  • annual Science examination - 2016 Hits : 795 Category: Academic Extra Curricula Date: 2016-11-30

    Sera Jey Science Centre conducted the annual examination for the year 2016 on 30th November 2016 for the two science batch class. The science study is part of monastery's extra curricula studies provided to student monks since 2012.

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  • HE Ling Rinpoche visits Sera Jey Monastery Hits : 593 Category: Special Events Date: 2016-11-28

    H.E.Yongzin Ling Chogtrul Rinpoche made a gracious visit to Sera Jey Monastery on 27th November, 2016 during his Geshe graduation feast offering ceremonial visits to the three-main monasteries and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery of Gelukpa.

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  • official presentation of LoA for new Abbot Hits : 648 Category: Special Events Date: 2016-11-24

    On 24th the Administration of Sera Jey Monastery made the official presentation of Letter of Appointment (LoA) for the new Abbot to Venerable Choesang Rinpoche (alias: Gyudmed Dorjee), which was designated from The Office of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. The administration and respective dignitaries of Sera Jey Monastery, Sera Lachi and Sera Mey Monastery were present during the official presentation.

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  • Guenling Geshe Graduation 2016 Hits : 581 Category: Academic Date: 2016-11-20

    The annual Guenling (Winter Lingse) Geshe Ceremony for the 2016 was held on 19th and 20th of November 2016. Guenling is the winter graduation of the second batch of Geshe Lingse. Eight pupil monks graduated in this Winter Geshe Lingse graduation ceremony.

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  • Study Career Counseling for IGNOU students 17Nov.2016 Hits : 579 Category: Academic Extra Curricula Date: 2016-11-19

    The monastery's IGNOU Study Unit conducted a Study Career Couseling workshop for all IGNOU enrolled student monks on 17th of November 2016. Venerable Tenzin Gyurmey Rinpoche and Mr. Lobsang Yeshe (member of TIPE) were invited as the chief speakers for the counseling workshop. The counseling was conducted with an objective to have a better understanding on the scope and benefit of taking modern education alongside with the monastic study curriculum.

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  • Student Exchange Program 14 Nov. 2016 Hits : 569 Category: Academic Extra Curricula Date: 2016-11-16

    A Student Exchange Program was held between the English Translation Unit and Bangalore Tibetan Youth Hostel on 14th November 2016 at Sera Jey YIga Choeling Center. Various programs were conducted from Introduction on Buddhism to Meditation, Tibetan Buddhist culture to Powerpoint Presentations and other topics of interest. Twenty four students from Bangalore Tibetan Youth Hostel participated with students of monastery's English Translation Unit during their first exchange.

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  • Annual Yang Drup Ceremony 2016 Hits : 662 Category: Prayer & Ritual Ceremonies Date: 2016-11-10

    The annual Yang Drup Ceremony - Propserity Puja for the year 2016 has commenced on 10 Nov. 2016. The three day ceremony is led by Jetsun Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Delek, a host of elder Geshes and senior monks are performing the rituals (puja).

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  • Annual Debate Exam 2016 Hits : 631 Category: Academic Date: 2016-11-04

    The Annaul Debate Examination for the year 2016 has commenced from 4th Nov. 2016. Every pupil monks of respective classes will participate in the debate examination. Debate forms an important learning aspect in studying the philosophy, and a significant hallmark of the Tibetan Gelukgpa Buddhist tradition.

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  • Intl. Conference on Creating a Better World Hits : 838 Category: Academic Extra Curricula Date: 2016-10-05

    An International Conference on "Creating a Better World: Dr. Ambedkar’s Vision and Perspective" held at Karnataka University - Dharwad from 4 - 6 October, 2016, is jointly organized by Dr. BR Ambedkar Studies – Karnataka University, Dharwad, and Sera Jey Monastic University. This International Conferece is held at Karnataka University, Dharwad, on the occassion of 125th Birth Anniversary of the great leader - Dr. BR Ambedkar. Participants from the two institutes and other speakers will be giving presentations at the Intl. Conference.   Eminent personalities participated at this Intl. Conference in various capacities. The Chief Guest - Shri. Krishnapal Gurjar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice (Govt. of India), Shri. Mallikarjun Kharge, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and Opposition Party Leader –(Loksabha) Shri. G. Parameshwar, Hon’ble Minister for Home (Govt. of Karnataka), Shri. H. Anjaneya, Hon’ble Minister of Social Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka, Shri. Vinay Kulkarni, Hon’ble Minister for Mines and Geology, and District In charge Minister, (Govt. of Karnataka), Shri. Pralhad Joshi, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, (Hubli) Guest of HonorShri. B.L. Meena, Member Secretary, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Foundation, (New Delhi), Shri. Basavraj Rayreddi, Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education, (Govt. of Karnataka) PresidentProf. Pramod B.Gai, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Karnatak University, (Dharwad)Other distinguished guests and participants at this International Conference on “Creating a Better World : Dr. Ambedkar’s Vision and Perspective”. Hon’ble Kalon Venerable Karma Gelek Yuthok - Minister of Religion & Culture – Central Tibetan Administration and Venerable Jetsun Jangtse Choeje Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tenzin were also Guest of Honor. Several pupil monks from Sera Jey gave presentations on related topics at the International Conference.

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  • Inauguration of Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center - NY Hits : 822 Category: Centers Date: 2016-09-26

    Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center - New York, was formally inaugurated on September 24, 2016. The governing body of the center and center's chief priest (head lama) in coordination with the head - Sera Jey Monastery, found it approrpriate to have the formal inauguration ceremony during the visit of head monastery's former Abbot - Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Delek, present adminstrator and former administrator - Geshe Thutpen Wangchuk and Geshe Thupten Monlam. Mr. Kunga Tashi on behalf of The Office of Tibet - Washington, was the chief guest and inaugurated the ceremony.   The Center was formally founded in 2012 at New York with a prime objective to dispense Buddhist teachings and services to the Tibetan and other Buddhist community in and around New York. The Center;s former Director - late Geshe Lobsang Ngoddup Deshitsang and members has made admirable and selfless dedication in establishing the center.

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  • Oral Recitation Examination - 2016 Hits : 857 Category: Academic Date: 2016-09-18

    Oral Recitation Examination for the academic year 2016-17 commenced on 18 September 2016 (17th day of seventh Tibetan Calendar month). The first two days will be based on course sylabus of respective classes, the next two days will be on supplementary study topics and the final fifth day will be on a study topic of ones choice. The monastic institute has regulated the oral recitation to be conducted in written form to ascertain better evaluation of the candidate's presentation. Hence, the annual Oral Recitation Examinations are now conducted in writing.

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  • Recitation Award - in honor of HH Dalai Lama's kindness Hits : 862 Category: Academic Extra Curricula Date: 2016-09-16

    The award ceremony for the special Recitation test conducted on 14th September 2016, in honor to repay for the immeasurable kindness and spiritual guidance of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama. The acting Abbot - Khentsab Geshe Tsultrim Choephel presented the award to respective pupils who have scored the highest percentages in their category.

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  • Memorization Examination - Summer Special Hits : 858 Category: Academic Date: 2016-09-05

    The annual Summer Special Memorization Examination was conducted on 4 September 2016. Pupil monks presented memorization on texts of their choice before the acting abbot, dean and panel of exam evaluators. Leading scorers will be awarded with a meritorious reward before the sanga assembly.

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  • Rigchung Ceremony 2016 Hits : 1264 Category: Academic Date: 2016-08-27

    The Rigchung Ceremony (minor debate) for the year 2016 commenced today 27th August 2016, and will continue till 30th August 2016. It is a debate ceremony for the primary Prajnaparamita class (shung); 16 top pupils are selected for the ceremony. Four pupils will present their debate before the sanga assembly each day. 

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  • Greetings to Master Hai Tao Hits : 1262 Category: Centers Date: 2016-07-22

    The monastery and its sangha community offer our heartfelt prayers for the Long Life Offering by our branch - Taiwan Sera Jey Omniscience Dharma Academy to His Venerable Master Hai Tao Lama; and Greetings on the 58th Birthday. We sincerely wish for your healthy long life and success in all your spiritual and social missions

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  • New Abbot Enthronement Hits : 940 Category: Special Events Date: 2016-07-18

    Today, 18th of July 2016, Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gedun Choephel has been enthroned the new Abbot (75th) of Sera Jey Monastery, following the successful completion of his predecessor 74th abbot – Khensur Geshe Lobsang Delek's tenure and retirement. The enthronement ceremony was held at the main temple of Sera Jey Monastery, before a full attendance of the sangha community.

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  • Scholarship For Higher Education Hits : 1083 Category: Social & Educational Services Date: 2016-07-06

    The monastery's Scholarship For Higher Education (selectively for poor and needy students in the community) for the year 2016-17 grant was awarded to a total of 14 + 1 students. The scholarship was presented during the Celebration Ceremony of His Holiness The Dalai Lama's 81st Birthday at Lugsam Tibetan Settlement's Community Hall. The grant of students who were not able to attend the ceremony were presented to their parents. This scholarship program is initiated by the monastery as part of its educational and social service to the society, in line with HIs Holiness The Dalai Lama's message to serving and helping the poor and needy in the society.

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  • Long Life Offering to Khen Rinpoche Hits : 915 Category: Special Events Date: 2016-06-19

    A Long Life Offering Ceremony was made to the monastery's Abbot - Kyabje Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Delek on 19th June 2016, in gratitude to his successful completion of the Lamrim Teachings, years of dedicated teachings and for his excellent abbotship tenure. The ceremony was held at the monastery's Debate Courtyard. Representatives and dignitaries from the two Bylakuppe Tibetan settlements, respective Khangsten house divisions of Sera Jey and various departments of Sera Jey offered mandala to the abbot.

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  • Vesak Day ceremony at Sera Jey Bangalore Buddhist Society Hits : 1058 Category: Centers Date: 2016-05-21

    Vesak Day ceremony was held at Sera Jey Bangalore Buddhist Society for two days on 20th & 21st May 2016. Sera Jey Khen Rinpoche (abbot) presided the main ceremonies of the two day program, along with senior members of the administration committee and member monks. The two day ceremony was attended by members and devotees of the society and Tibetan community in Bangalore.

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