rigram geshe 01Rigram Geshe Graduation Ceremony for the year 2016 was held on 23rd and 24th of July 2016.  It is one of the four categories of Geshe; a scholastic title equivalent to Master of Philosophy in Buddhist Studies.  The graduation ceremony for each category is held annually.  The ceremony are held in the main temple before the sangha assembly.  Eight pupil monks graduated in this year's ceremony.

13654226 1777295255823082 7728667428930735448 nThe Translation Department of the monastery in the month of June 2016 organized several

programs -

1) Inititation, Teachings and Discussions with visiting members of Sera Jey Singapore Center

2) Award of Merit Students for the 2015 course session

3) Birthday Celebration of HIs Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

Prayer Offering to patrons and supporter of the monastery

Khen-la-duemang (abbot/former abbots. lamas and member monks) of Sera Jey Monastery and on behalf of all our affiliated centers, monasteries and their respectful members, offer profound respect and prayers to His Eminent Kyabje Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Palden, who passed away on 1st May 2016 at Taipei, Taiwan.

Khensur Rinpoche was a highly respectable and learned senior monk of the monastery, who has given extensive teachings to thousands of pupil monks at Sera Jey. He has served as the 73rd abbot of Sera Jey Monastery from 23rd March 2005 to 5th May 2012, during which many developments were undertaken.

We offer our sincere prayer and respect to late Khensur Rinpoche

125 monks from Sera Jey Monastery including Khentsap, Omze (chant master), chanzo (administrator) and DoE head participated in the 'Prayer for Peac'e at the "125th Birthday Celebration of Dr. B.R Ambedkar" at Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore, on 14th April 2016, organized by Social Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka.

The prayer ceremony was attended by Karnataka Chief Minister - Shri Siddaramaiah, ministers and departmental officials, who greeted and felicitated the monastery's dignitaries and monks for participating and performing the prayer offering.

Regional Directors and delegates from IGNOU Bangalore Regional Centre and IGNOU Mysore Study Centre visited Sera Jey Monastic University on 19 March 2016 to inaugurate the IGNOU Study Unit.

Earlier in the morning an official meeting was held with the abbot, administrator, education department and IGNOU Student's Committee. A formal exchange of greetings and information was made, followed by deliberation on the prospect of IGNOU educational scope by the Regional Director & Asst. Director. Discussions was done on the prospect for establishing a IGNOU Special Study Centre at Sera Jey in the near future.

After the meeting the monastery's abbot inaugurated the ribbon cutting ceremony of IGNOU Class and the Regional Director inuaugurated the IGNOU Office at Sera Jey, followed by a lamp lighting ceremony and addresses from the Abbot, the Regional Director & the Asst. Regional Director.

A short workshop was conducted by IGNOU Asst. Regional Direcor, on IGNOU Study program and criterias for enrollment to IGNOU enrolled students and prospective new student monks.