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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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.

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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.

 

Teaching Tour by Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Delek

Khen RinpocheOn December 18th 2012, Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Delek, Abbot/President of Sera Jey Monastic University began teaching tour to Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan. Khen Rinpoche is accompanied by Geshe Thupten Monlam, senior administrator of Sera Jey Monastic University. During this tour, Khen Rinpoche will give teaching on Buddhism to a number of Buddhist Centers in Asia.  A group photo of Khen Rinpoche greeted by member of Buddhist Center during his visit.

 

Gaden Nyamchoe Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Lama TsongkhapaOn December 8th, 2012, Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center organized and sponsored an annual Gaden Nyamchoe Lama Tsongkhapa Day celebration at the Center. Gaden Nyamchoe is one of the most important religious celebrations of Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism which commemorates parinirvana of Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. During this celebration, Lama Choepa Tsok offerings and 1000 butter lamps were dedicated.

 

Chugu Choepa

Jetsun Choekyi_GyaltsenSera Jey Monastic University organizes Chugu Choepa, a special ceremony which commemorates Jetsun Choekyi Gyaltsen observed on the 19th day of 11th month of Tibetan lunar calendar. This is one of the most important annual religious services at Sera Jey Monastic University. Jetsun Choekyi Gyaltsen is the author of SJMU's academic text books. This year, Chugu Choepa falls on January 1st 2013. During this time, Lama Choepa Tsok offering was performed by Sangha members of SJMU. Tens and thousands of butter lamps were offered at the event.

 


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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,
             929-344-9852
Email: serajeyusa@yahoo.com,
            serajeyusa@gmail.com
Website: www.serajey.org