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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Tamdin Wang by His Holiness

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 We are happy to announce that our supreme spiritual leader and Nobel Peace laureate His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama will grant the sacred Tamdin Wang (Hayagriva Initiation) at Sera Jey Monastery, Bylakuppe, India.


Prayer Ceremony: Gaden Ngamchoe

TN-Gaden Ngamchoe_2017On behalf of Tibetan and Buddhist community in New York / New Jersey, Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center - New York, will conduct a special Prayer Ceremony to commemorate Gaden Ngamchoe. All are invited.


Enthronement Ceremony of 104th Gaden Tripa

Geluk IF_AnnouncementThe Entrhonement Ceremony of 104th Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin will take place on 4th & 5th August 2017 at Geluk International Foundation, Mundgod (KS) India. A Long Life Offering to the 104th Gaden Geluk IF_AnnouncementTripa is also organized during the ceremony.


Welcome Ceremony for 104th Gaden Tripa

Sera Jey Monastery is extending a grand Welcome Ceremony and a Long Life Offering Ceremony to His Eminence 104th Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, upon his return from the enthronment ceremony at Gaden Monastery. Kyabje 104th Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin will grant Lamrim Teachings to monks and lay devotees on the following day after the Welcome and Long Life Offering Ceremony. Details of the program are as 

Date                                                Program                                                                           Venue
9th August, 2017         Welcome Scarf Offering ceremony (09 am)                    Main Prayer Hall, Sera Jey Monastery
                                    Long Life Offering ceremony (10 am)
                                    Lunch  (11.30 am)   
10th August, 2017       Lamrim Teachings (09 am)                                               Debate courtyard, Sera Jey Monastery
                                    Lunch (11.30 am)
Official announcement is available here JPEG

celebration of His Holiness 82nd Birthday

celebrating 82nd_Birtthday_of_HH_The_Dalai_LamaSera Jey Buddhist Culture Center organized a gala celebration of His Holiness The Dalai Lama's 82nd Birthday at its center premises. Prayer for the long life of His Holiness The Dalai was presided by Venerable Pare Rimpoche, the head lama and abbot of the center, followed by cake cutting and sangsol ceremony. Many Tibetans from New York and New Jersey participated in this special celebration ceremony.


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

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

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