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With the growing interest on Buddhist Philosophy and the increasing relevance of Buddha’s philosophical principles - moral & human values, the quest for seeking the knowledge and wisdom of Buddha's philosophy and its wisdom are ever growing in the modern world. Sera Jey Monastery with a very vast human knowledge resource and well sustained traditional culture, fulfills all the obligations to its commitment to establish a distinct institute for specializing on Buddhist Philosophical Studies.
This proposed institute for Buddhist Studies has been officially named – “Sera Jey Tashi Choeling Center”.
The study curriculum is specialization in Buddhist Studies. It will be primarily based on the 'The Five Main Treatises of Buddhist Philosophy –
i) Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom)
ii) Madhyamikavatara (The Middle View
iii) Pramanavartika (Valid Cognition)
iv) Vinaya (Monastic Precepts
v) Abhidharmakosha (Phenomenology)
The entire five treatises can be covered in a total course period of 9 years.
Medium of Curriculum:
The curriculum will be available in three medium of language – Tibetan / English / Chinese.
The institute will provide an ideal platform for research scholars, college graduates / post graduates.
Short Term Courses:
Besides, the institute will also conduct periodic courses of short / medium duration.
Special camps for school going age children, during school vacations, of Tibetan community living outside India.
Project Physical Facility
Hostel Residence Block - 50 Rooms with bath/toilet.
Classroom Block - 10 Rooms
Library - 1
Auditorium - 1
Dining Hall - 1
Kitchen - 1
Office - 1
The hostel residence accommodation is based on individual room, considering the nature of the course specialization and also keeping in mind the priority of college graduates (foreign & non-foreign) privacy and convenience for studies & rest.
Project Facility Cost -
The total estimate cost for the Project Facility:-
INR 44,407,500.00 (forty-four million, four hundred seven thousand and five hundred)
US$ 716,250.00 (seven hundred sixteen thousand, two hundred & fifty)
Project Implementation -
The site land for the project already allocated and ready.
The initial construction work of the facility has commenced from June 2015.