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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Gaden Ngamchoe Program

TN-Gaden Ngamchoe_2016Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center - New York, will organize a Gaden Ngamchoe Prayer Ceremony for the Tibetan community and Buddhist community in and around New York / New Jersey.

All are cordially invited for the program.

Date: 23rd December, 2016
Time: 3.00 - 7.00 pm
Venue: Sunnyside Community Hall, 41-20 Queens Blvd (Corner of 42nd Street & Queens Blvd Sunnyside, NY 11104)



Inauguration of SJBCC

TN-Inauguration Ceremony_of_SJBCCA formal Inauguration Ceremony of the Center was held on September 24, 2016, during the presence of Sera Jey Monastery's previous abbot - Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Delek, previous Administrator - Geshe Thupten Monlam and present Administrator - Geshe Thupten Wangchuk.

Mr. Kunga Tashi - The Chinese Liason Office, Office of Tibet, Washington DC, USA, was the chief guest of the Inaugural Ceremony. Representatives of various NGO's, associations, devotees, supporters and friends attended the ceremony.

Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Delek performed the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the new Center building.

The Center was formally established in 2009 and received its legal registration approval in the year 2012.


Teachings & Long Life Ceremony

TN-Teachings by_Jetsen_Jangtse_Choeje_Rinpoche_28Aug2016The Center organized the teachings of Jetseun Jangtse Choeje Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tenzin on 28 August 2016. Venerable Rinpoche granted teachings on Teachings on

"Fundamentals of Good Qualities" and "Commentary on Palden Lhamo" and a Tsewang (Long Life Ceremony) to devotees.


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.


Guru Bumtsok

Guru PujaSera Jey Monastic University organizes Guru Bumtsok ceremony and offerings on 2rd February which is dedicated to world peace and harmonous humanity. This special prayer service is also dedicated to long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and all other spiritual masters. We pray for every living beings for their health and longivity. Guru Bumtsok ceremony will be held at Sera Jey Main Prayer Hall with presence of entire Sera Jey monk community.


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.

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Inauguration of…

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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,