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.
Geshe Jampa was born Kham (Dhargyal) Tibet. He left Tibet in 1993 joined Sera Jey Monastery and ordained monk same year. He was conferred Geshe Degree on Oct 29, 2019. At present He’s serving as a volunteer in the alternate medication department.
Geshe Lobsang was born in Kham Dhargay, Tibet. His parents passed away when he was young. he was survived by his brother and four sisters who are left behind in Tibet. He has been interested in being ordained and become a monk. Due to restriction imposed and no possibilities for him to pursue his dream. He escaped Tibetan and join Sera Jhe Monastery in year 1990.