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Sera Jey Monastic University For Advanced Buddhist Studies & Practice

Sera Jey Monastery follows its centuries old tradition and culture dating back to its great period in Tibet, up to the present time without much significant change. As such, the monastery continues to exist in typical Tibetan Gelugpa monastic tradition to this day.

The history of Sera Jey Monastery dates back to the early 15th century AD. Founded by the Venerable 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 and noble saint, Lama Tsong Khapa was a master of the Scriptures on Buddhism, with a gift of
supreme power of visualization and knowledge.

In 1970, a group of 197 Sera Jey monks, along with 103 monks from Sera Mey were moved to a special site within the resettlement of Bylakuppe in Mysore district, in the south India state of Karnataka, for the re-establishing of the Sera Monastery, under
the patronage of H.H. the Great 14th Dalai Lama and the central & state government of India.

Sera Jey Monastery is recognized as one of the biggest and premier monastic institutes of learning traditional Tibetan Buddhism with over 4800 monks. The monastic curriculum and activities for this vast number of pupils requires funding on a regular basis. Your support provides these needed funds! Thank you!