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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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Admission

To get admitted to a monastery, first one must find a resident teacher whose role is like a guide and a caretaker. After being accepted by a college or a khangtsen and if a resident teacher is found, he would then be taken to the monastery’s office for admission. After filling the admission form, his […]

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Courses and study program

The study of the five classical texts is divided into fourteen classes. Based on seniority, the classes are ranked as: Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Zenkyang The senior Madhyamika The junior Madhyamika The supplementary class of Prajnaparamita called Zurkhol Prajnaparamita forth Prajnaparamita third Prajnaparamita second Senior to old Prajnaparamita Old Prajnaparamita New Prajnaparamita The […]

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Term & Affiliation

Although the exact duration of one’s study at Sera Mey is not fixed, generally it takes around twenty years to attain the highest degree of Geshe Lharampa. A student who has finished fourteen years of study and examination at Sera Mey qualifies to appear for six successive years of examinations at the Gelukpa University. Upon […]

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Examinations

Memorization:Memorization Examination has been a long monastic tradition in Tibet. In this, students recite by heart all the texts that they were able to memorize in front of an examiner. This was conducted twice a year, one in summer and another in winter. Good students are able to recite thousands of pages by heart. Debate:The […]

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Students Activities in a Day

It is said thus in Vasubhandu’s Abhidharmakosa: “By abiding in discipline,Through hearing and concentration,One perfectly applies them into meditation.” Students should properly abide in his monastic and Vinaya rules as they engage in years of rigorous study, contemplation, and meditation. Getting up at 5 a.m. in the morning, they attend their morning prayer gathering. Breakfast […]

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Education

Education is the process of facilitating learning or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, however, learners can also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, […]

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