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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Jintsek Fire Puja

Hayagriva Fire_PujaOn 1st of February, Jintsek Fire Puja is conducted after the complition of an eight day Hayagriva retreat. This event symbolizes purification of environment and obsticles.

 

Hayagriva Retreat

Hayagriva RetreaSera Jey Monastic University organizes an 8 day Hayagriva retreat starting from 24rd of January to 31st January. During this retreat session, we do recitation of Hayagriva and prayer for world peace and harmony. We pray for long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and all other spiritual masters. We pray for the benefactors and every living beings for their health and longivity. This retreat is hold at Sera Jey Main Prayer Hall with presence of entire monk community.

 

International Conference on Science and Buddhism

International Conference_Science_BuddhismFrom January 17th through 22nd, 2013, International Conference on Science and Buddhism will hold in Drepung Loseling Monastery. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will lead the Conference. Representatives from western scientists and Tibetan Buddhist scholars will attend the Conference. Geshe Lobsang Wangdu, Acting Abbot of Sera Jey Monastic University, Geshe Nyima Tashi, Geshe Lobsang Ngodup and 50 Sera Jey monks will attend the conference. The Conference is jointly organized by Mind Life, ETSI and Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.

 

Venerable Pare Rinpoche, residential lama of Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center

Pare RinpocheIn end of January 2013, Venerable Pare Rinpoche will return to New York to resume his role as the residential lama of Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center. Rinpoche was appointed by Sera Jey Monastic University as residential lama of the Center in June of 2012. Rinpoche served as residential lama of Sera Jey Center in Taiwan from 2002 - 2004. Ven. Tsultrim Gyaltsen will accompany Rinpoche as his attendant.

 

Sang Chos Monlam Chenmo (samantabhadra carya -pranidhana)

Sang Chos_Monlam_ChenmoThe annual Sang Chos Monlam Chenmo (samantabhadra carya - pranidhana) prayer ceremony, held after the one week period of Chugu Choepa (Nineteenth Offering) in veneration to Jetsun Choekyi Gyaltsen's anniversary, has been started today on 7th, January 2013.

The prayer ceremony is one of the major spiritual curriculum and it is held with profound reverence by the entire sangha community.

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MoU between Sera Jey Monastic University and Tumkur University, India.

MoU between_Sera_Jey_Monastic_University

On November 27th 2012, Sera Jey Monastic University (SJMU) has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Tumkur University on academic collaboration in Buddhist Studies and Research Center. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has blessed the signing and exchange of MoU ceremony.

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Geshe Ngawang Sangay, newly elected Dean

Geshe Ngawang_SangayOn December 17th 2012, Geshe Ngawang Sangay of Ngari Khangtsen was elected as new Dean, Ge Ko of Sera Jey Monastic University (SJMU). Dean over sees academic activities and monastic operation. His tenure ends on 25th day of 10th month of Tibetan Calendar which falls on December 27, 2013. Prior to his role as Dean, Geshe Sangay served a three year term in the Academic Committee of Sera Jey Monastic University (SJMU). He received Lharampa Geshe in 2001.

 


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Tamdin Wang by His Holiness

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3rd Intl. Vinaya Conference

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celebration of His Holiness…

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Archived Events

Public Talk by HH The Dalai…

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama presented a Public… Readmore

Tamdin Wang by His Holiness

On December 20, 2017, His Holiness The 14th Dalai… Readmore

3rd Intl. Vinaya Conference

Sera Jey Monastery held its 3rd International… Readmore

SJMU Brief History Movie

Brief History Movie List

1 - Brief History Movie
2 - Brief History Movie

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Testimonials

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 Culture Center
41-30 57th Street
Woodside, NY 11377, USA.
Phone: 718-606-2870, 347-601-1726,
             929-344-9852
Email: serajeyusa@yahoo.com,
            serajeyusa@gmail.com
Website: www.serajey.org