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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Live Webcast of HH Dalai Lama's Birthday Celebration

With profound joy and blessing we are happy to broadcast live webcast of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama's 78th Birthday Celebration Ceremony at Sera Jey Monastic University, by the courtesy of The Office of His Holiness The Dalai Lama 



International Conference

Our center's head monastery - Sera Jey Monastic University in collaboration with Tumkur University in South India, have confirmed for conducting an International Conference on Ethics in the new Millennium


The First International Joint Conference

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The First International Joint Conference by Sera Jey Monastic University and Tumkur University - March 6, 2013. Sera Jey Monastic University and Tumkur University organized the First International Joint Conference by the two universities titled 'Contemporary Human Sufferings/Wisdom of Buddha'


Arrival of Pare Rimpoche

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Venerable Pare Rimpoche, the designate resident lama (priest) and his Personal Attendant and resident monk will be arriving in the fourth week of July, after completing the Dharma Tour to Europe, to resume their charge of the Center.


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.


Saka Dawa Events

Saka Dawa_event_2014The special summer event program during the holy Tibetan month of Saka Dawa will have five venerable monks from our head Sera Jey Monastery in India.


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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SJMU Coming Events

Center Event / Program

Tour visit of Khen…

Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Delek, the abbot of our… Readmore

Maha Guru Bhumtsok…

The Center will be conducting its annual week long… Readmore

Arrival of Pare…

Venerable Pare Rimpoche, the designate resident lama… Readmore

Saka Dawa Events

The special summer event program during the holy… Readmore

Maha Guru Bhumtsok…

Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center in New York is… Readmore


Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center organizes and… Readmore

Losar Tibetan New…

This year Losar Tibetan New Year falls on Monday,… Readmore

Tara puja and…

Tara puja and practice. Pare Rinpoche will lead Tara… Readmore

Lama Choepa puja…

Lama Choepa puja and Tsok offering, Pare Rinpoche… Readmore

Medicine Buddha…

Medicine Buddha puja and healing practice.  Pare… Readmore

Hayagriva puja and…

Hayagriva puja and Tsok offering. Pare Rinpoche will… Readmore

The Three Principal…

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path, a classical… Readmore

Basic Buddhism: By…

Pare Rinpoche will give introduction on Buddhism and… Readmore

SJMU Brief History Movie

Brief History Movie List

1 - Brief History Movie
2 - Brief History Movie

Photo Gallery


Do not dwell in the past. Do not dream of the future, concentrate your mind on the present moment.
By Buddha

Contact Us

Sera Jey Buddhist Cultural Center
P.O. Box # 4351
Sunnyside, NY 11104, USA
Tel: 917-605-7109,347-301-4688