Sera Jey Buddhist Cultural Centre

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Welcome to Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center!

Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center (SJBCC) is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit religious and cultural organization established in 2009 in State of New York. The Center functions as an official branch of Sera Jey Monastic University of India in the United States. It is dedicated to the preservation and fostering of Tibet’s unique spiritual tradition and cultural heritage to the Tibetan community of greater New York and the general public. Sera Jey Monastic University in India was re-established in Bylakuppe, Mysore, Karnataka State in 1970. The original Sera Jey Monastic University was established in Tibet in 15th century AD by Jetsun Kunkhen Lodoe Rinchen Senge, a close deciple of Great Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Since the establishment of Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center, it organizes and provides a wide range of programs on Buddhism and Tibetan culture to the Tibetan community of greater New York which is the largest in North America and the general public for free of charge. Currently, the Center rents a house in Queens, New York as its base. In June of 2012, Sera Jey Monastic University had appointed Venerable Pare Rinpoche as the Center’s residential lama. The Center is very fortunate of having Pare Rinpoche as it’s residential lama who is one of the most senior lamas of Sera Jey and a humble and great practitioner.

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Spiritual Programs during Saka Dawa

TN-Program FlyerSpiritual Programs organized by Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center, NY during the sacred month of Saka Dawa

Maha Guru Bhumtsok
June 4 - 9, 2017 (Sunday thru Friday)
01.30 pm – 08.30 pm

Visit of Sera Jey Monastery's Abbot

Khen Rinpoche_Logoan_TulkuyThe Center is perparing for the visit of Sera Jey Monastery's new (76th) abbot - Khen Rinpoche Logoan Tulku Tenzin Jampa Choesang, his first visit to the center since taking charge of the abbotship of Sera Jey Monastery on 24th March 2017. The Abbot will be accompanied by the Chief Administrator - Geshe Thupten Wangchuk, and abbot's Personal / Spiritual Assistant - Ven. Jampa Lakden. The Abbot will preside the annual weeklong Maha Guru Bhumtsok Prayer Ceremony commencing from 4th June 2017. The abbot and his entourage will be giving teachings, initiations and other ritual ceremonies at the center and at other places from June to through September 2017.

Complete program itinerary can be viewed in PDF JPEG


Longevity Puja for Hai Tao Lama

tn-hai tao lamas birthday ceremonySera Jey Buddhist Culture Center will conduct a Longevity Puja offering to Venerable Master Hai Tao Lama on 23rd May 2017 during his 59th Birth Anniversary.



Event ProgramSera Jey Buddhist Culture Center organizes and provides spiritual and cultural program for the Tibetan community in east coast area and the general public for free of charge.  Most of our programs are hold at the Center.  For detailed scheduling and venue, please check below given information.


Lama Choepa Offering Ceremony

Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center, conducts Lama Choepa (Guru Puja) Offering Ceremony twice on the two auspicious dates of 10th and 25th day of every Tibetan calendar month. The Center's head lama - Venerable Pare Rinpoche and member monks perform the Lama Choepa (Guru Puja) Offering Ceremony, in dedication to the long life of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, all living masters and for the benefit of all sentient beings.

The total costing for conducting each Lama Choepa (Guru Puja) towards Thorma (Flower Butter Sculpture), Tsokh, Tea & Bread offering works over USD 250 (two hundred fifty).

For offering contribution, please contact - Phone No: 929-344-9852



Guthor Chenmo

Guthor ChenmoGuthor Chenmo is a year end ceremony of purification to remove all obsticles and illness. It is characterized by performing specific puja and religious ceremony where a particular Torma is constructed and puja is performed for three days from 27th to 29th of the 12th month of Tibetan calendar. On the 29th day the Torma is proceeded out of the puja temple and the final ceremony is done before being set on fire for purification. This symbolizes purification of obstical and illness of year end and well coming a new year. This year Guthor Chenmo falls on 9th of February.


Tamdin Phur Jel

Tamdin Phur_JelTamdin Phur Jel (observing and receiving blessing) ceremony is one of the unique religious festival of Sera Jey Monastic University. This ceremony falls on 27th day of 12th month of Tibetan calender. Sera Jey Khen Rinpoche, Abbot will take a week long retreat and make dedication and blessing to this Holy relic. On this particular day, Sera Jey Khen Rinpoche will place holy relic on devotee's head and give blessing. Sera Jey Monastic community, Tibetan lay community members and other devotees will attend the ceremony and receive blessing of Holy relic. The Holy relic is being thoroughly processed of the traditional retuals before being made available for blessings to the public. This holy ceremony falls on 7th of February.

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Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center
41-30 57th Street
Woodside, NY 11377, USA.
Phone: 718-606-2870, 347-601-1726,