SERA JHE MONASTERY

Sera Jhe was founded in Tibet in the 15th century.  After the Chinese invasion thousands of Tibetans followed His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile in India . While the original Sera Jhe monastery in Tibet faced destruction and decay, Tibetan refugees rebuild the monastery in Byalakuppe, District of Mysore in South India.  Today it is one of the largest Buddhist Monastic Institution in India with a total member population of over 3500 monks.  The number of monks grows larger each year as an average of 3,000 new refugees continue to arrive from Tibet each year – many heading straight to the monasteries, including Sera Jhe, to receive the monastic education they were denied in their homeland. Your contribution will help the monastery to provide for and improve the conditions for the ever increasing number of monks at the Monastery. 

Jampa Kalden

Date of Birth: Jan 15, 1980  ID Number: 13029
Place of Birth: Pokhara, Nepal

Jampa’s from a poor family in Nepal. He has six children in his family. His family has small plot of land, which is not enough to feed his family. He was ordained at age 10 in Nepal and later joined Sera Jhe Monastery in 1992. He is serving as a volunteer at Sera Jhe Medical Clinic.

 

Jampa Wangyal

Date of Birth: Sept 23, 1975       ID Number: 11769
Place of Birth: Kham, Tibet

Jampa’s from a poor family in Kham- Eastern Tibet. He escaped to India in 1993 and joined Sera Jhe Monastery.  He is serving as a volunteer at Sera Jhe Medical Clinic.

Lobsang Phuntsok

Date of Birth: Aug 3, 1980       ID Number: 12887
Place of Birth: Tibet

Lobsang escaped Tibet with a group of few Tibetans crossed the Himalayas by foot then finally to Nepal. From Nepal went to Dharamsala, he was ordination in 1996 and sent to Sera Jhe Monastery for religious study.

Lobsang Tanphal

Date of Birth: Oct 15, 1980       ID Number: 12408
Place of Birth: Tibet

Lobsang family leads a nomadic life. They are very poor and always on move in search for their livelihood. He left Tibet in 1998 and joined Sera Jhe Monastery to study Buddhism.

 

Rinchen Norbu

Date of Birth: May 30, 1980       ID Number: 12857
Place of Birth: Tibet

Rinchen had to leave his monastery due to restriction and escaped India and joined Sera Jhe Monastery to continue his study.

Lobsang Tengyal

Date of Birth: Oct 6, 1974    ID Number: 13987
Place of Birth: Tibet

Lobsang’s from a poor nomadic family in Tibet. His families are still in Tibet leads a semi-nomadic left. He fled to India crossing the high Himalayan hills on foot, traveling day and nights to study freely in India.

 

 

Ngawang Lektsok

Date of Birth: Aug 12, 1972     ID Number: 12009
Place of Birth: Tibet

Ngawang leave his monastery due to restriction in religious studies. He escaped to India to joined the monastery so that he can continue his studies.

 

Phuntsok Tharlam

Date of Birth: Feb 13, 1975     ID Number: 12834
Place of Birth: Tibet

He is from a small farming family in Tibet. He was ordained in 1995 and joined Sera Jhe monastery in 2000 to continue his studies.

 

Tenzin Nyima

Date of Birth: June 12, 1967     ID Number: 11009
Place of Birth: Tibet

He escaped Tibet in 1985 with group of people and joined Sera Jhe Monastery. Presently he serves as a volunteer staff.

 

                                      

Thupten Gyaltsen

Date of Birth: Feb 23, 1971      ID Number: 11020
Place of Birth: Sikkim, India

Thupten was ordained in 1977, his parents passed away when he was very young. He joined Sera Jhe Monastery. Presently he serves as a volunteer staff.

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