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Sera Jey Monastery follows its centuries old tradition and culture dating back to its great period in Tibet, to this present day without much significant change. As such the monastery continues to exist in a typical Tibetan Gelukpa monastic tradition to this day.

The monastery's organization is well organized into two separate streams, one involved in Spiritual / Educational Administration and the other in General / Financial Administration.

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Sera Jey Monastic University

Sera Jey Monastery follows its centuries old tradition and culture dating back to its great period in Tibet, to this present day without much significant change. As such the monastery continues to exist in a typical Tibetan Gelukpa monastic tradition to this day.

Sera Jey Secondary School

Geshe Tashi Bum and I were requested by the members of the governing body of the monastery to look after the educational needs of the novices and to retain the existing teachers in the school who had been hired. We assured our services in this regard. We called the novices and started taking philosophical classes by myself. Geshe Tashi Bum started classes for younger novices. In this way, we started the school. The first school was started at the place where at present the wood block printing press is, in front of the Assembly Hall (currently the place where Sera Jhe Health Care shopping complex is) Gom Geshe Jampa Tsundue, Tehor Geshe Lobsang Dhargey and Tse Geshe Jampa Lakmen were appointed teachers for handwriting and prayer memorization.

Sera Jey Medical Healthcare

With advice, guidance and seed money donation of Rs 50000/- from His Holiness the Dalai Lama this committee was established in the year 1989. It is run by four administrators directly elected by the representatives of the general body of monks for three years' voluntary service and is headed by the Abbot of Sera Jey Monastery.It caters to the health care needs of over 4500 monks in Sera Jey Monastery apart from local Indians and lay Tibetans in the settlement. It runs Tibetan Medicine, Allopathic and Dental clinics. The services at the clinics are offered free of charge to all the monks and 50 percent concession for lay people. It is one of the backbones of the monastery. 

Sera Jey Library

Sera Jey Library is the institutional library of Sera Jey Monastery. The library serves as a textual repository for a vast collection of Buddhist texts and scriptures relating to monastery's study curriculum and other Buddhist Philosophical works. Included in the collection are scriptural texts and books of individual monks who were able to bring along with them during flight from Tibet.

What We Do

Tibetan monks or lamas lead a fairly peaceful life. At daybreak, the monk on duty will climb to the rooftop of Great Assembly Hall of the monastery and clap his hands for three times and loudly pray for the blessings of Goddess of Mercy (also known as Guanyin). Upon hearing the “morning call”, all the monks will swarm into the assembly hall for morning praying, which is a solemn and incredible spectacle to see.