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Losar: Tibetan New Year.

The Tibetan New Year Celebration at the monastery begins with the monks gathering together at the monastic prayer hall. Special prayers are said at the gathering and the breakfast is served at the prayer gathering. There is a tradition of visiting the Lamas or the spiritual masters on the first day of the New Year, […]

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Grand Prayer Festival (Monlam Chenmo)

The Tibetan New Year celebration is followed by the Great Prayer Festival which celebrates the victory of Buddha Shakyamuni over demonic forces. The Monlam Chenmo, also known as The Great Prayer Festival, is the most important Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the year. It falls on the 4th – 11th day of the 1st Tibetan Lunar […]

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Sermey Thoesam School.

Infrastructure The Academic year 2019 started on 1st March 2019 after the 2-month break during January and February.  New students started to join the School with the start of the new Academic Year.  A total of 247 fresh admissions were there during 2019 – taking the School strength up to 647. This is an all-time […]

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The Great Medicine Buddha Prayer

The great annual Sera Mey Monastery’s Medicine Buddha prayer has been successfully completed with great joy and profound dedication. As in every year, the week long prayer ceremony was participated in by all the monks of Sera Mey Monastery, the Abbot, great reincarnated Rinpoches, very learned geshes, the current learners and newly enrolled young monks, […]

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Jammon Drupchoe Chenmo

This special practice dedicated for seeking the blessing of Maitreya Buddha was introduced by Desei Sangye Gyatso, the regent of the 5th Dalai Lama. It was introduced for peace and prosperity for all in general, and specifically for the success of the great 5th Dalai Lama’s spiritual and political activities, and to enhance his longevity. […]

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Saka Dawa (Full moon day)

Saka Dawa (The Full Moon), four or eight deeds of Buddha Shakyamuni were considered to be of special significance and celebrated all over the world. Saka Dawa-the forth month in the Tibetan calendar- is the month in which Buddha Shakyamuni displayed the deeds of birth, enlightenment, and Parinirvana. As Indians, Chinese and Tibetans have their own […]

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British Empire medal

15th November 2019, London: At the Investiture ceremony this morning at The Tower of London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, awarded The British Empire Medal to Khen Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering for services to Buddhism in the UK. The BEM dates from 1917 and is awarded […]

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Monsoon Retreat

The monsoon retreat begins from the 15th day of the 6th Tibetan lunar month until the 30th of 7th Tibetan lunar month. During this period, monks are not allowed to go beyond the marked boundaries of the monastery, need to observe additional rules of the monsoon retreat. The ceremony of lifting of the additional restrictions […]

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Geshe’s Graduation Days

On the 29th and 30th of the first Tibetan month, a few candidates who are qualified for the degree of Geshe Tsongrampa would be awarded their Geshe degree. On 11th and 12th of the 3rd Tibetan month, those who are entitled for the degree of Lingse Geshe of the year would be awarded their degree. […]

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