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Institute for Buddhist Philosophical Studies


With the growing interest on Buddhist Philosophy and its wisdom, and the increasing relevance of Buddha’s philosophical principles -­‐ moral & human values, the quest for seeking the knowledge and wisdom of the philosophy and its wisdom are ever growing in the modern world.

Sera Jey Monastery with a very vast human knowledge resource and with its well sustained organized traditional culture, have all the requirements and more importantly, the obligation and the commitment to initiate in establishing a distinct institute for specializing on Buddhist Philosophical Studies.

Specialization Curriculum

The specialization curriculum will primarily be based on the 'The Five Main Treatises of Buddhist Philosophy

  1. Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom)
  2. Madhyamikavatara (The Middle View)
  3. Pramanavartika (Valid Cognition)
  4. Vinaya (Monastic Precepts)
  5. Abhidharmakosha (Phenomenology)

Curriculum Duration: The entire five treatises can be covered in a total course period of 9 years.

Medium of Curriculum: The curriculum will be available in three medium of language – Tibetan / English / Chinese.

Platform scope: The institute will provide an ideal platform for research scholars, college graduates / post graduates.

Short Term Courses: Besides, the institute will also conduct periodic courses of short / medium duration.

Special Camps: Special camps for school going age children, during school vacations, of Tibetan community living outside India.

Project Physical Facility

  • Hostel Residence Block -­‐ 50 Rooms with bath/toilet.
  • Classroom Block -­‐ 10 Rooms
  • Library -­‐ 1
  • Auditorium -­‐ 1
  • Dining Hall -­‐ 1
  • Kitchen -­‐ 1
  • Office -­‐ 1

The hostel residence accommodation is based on individual room, considering the nature of the course specialization and also keeping in mind the priority of college graduates (foreign & non-­‐foreign) privacy and convenience for studies & rest.

Project Facility Cost

The total estimate cost for the Project Facility:

INR 44,407,500.00 (forty-­‐four million, four hundred & seven thousand and five hundred) € 616,770.00 (six hundred sixteen thousand, seven hundred seventy)

Project Implementation

The site land for the project is available and ready. The initial construction work of the facility will commence from June 2015.

Architects portrait view of the proposed Institute

Institute for Buddhist Philosophical Studies


Plan Design (ground level view)



Dated: 14 May, 2015

Geshe Thupten Monlam (Chief Administrator)


Bylakuppe – 571104 Mysore District (KS) India

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: +91-­‐8223-­‐258435


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Upcoming Events


April 29, 2016       Leave for Tour
                           Venerable monks of the tour group will leave Bangalore for Zurich on April 29 morning 10.30 am. Arrive Zurich airport on the same day - April 29 at 08.20 pm.

April 30 to May 2, 2016 Preparation & Organization
From April 30 to May 2 the tour group will be making preparations and other organization works.

May 3 to 12, 2016 puja program at Hogen community hall, Hogen

May 8 or 9, 2016 Geshe Sonam to leave for France to bring back car

May 12 to 17, 2016 program at Berlin, Germany

May 18 to 21, 2016 Green Tara Mandala construction at Brake, Germany

May 22 to 25, 2016 puja at Amsterdam, Holland

May 26, 2016 leave for Milano - Ghepheling center in Italy by car from Horgen to Berlin (drive: 8 hr. 30 min / Berlin to Brake (drive: 4 hr.)
Horgen to Milano - Ghepheling (drive:3 hr. 20 min)

May 26 to July 9, 2016 Program at Italy - organized by Ghepheling center

May 28 to June 2, 2016 Hayagriva Mandala construction at Ghepheling Center, Milano

June 4 and 5, 2016 Hayagriva initiation at Ghepheling Center by Khenrab Rinpoche

June 6 to 11, 2016 Medicine Buddha Mandala construction at Daumom, Milano, Italy

June 15 to 17, 2016 Bergamo Milano, Italy

June 18 to July 8, 2016 performing two to three mandala constructions in Italy

July 9 or 10, 2016 Leave for Pomaia - Institute Lama Tsongkhapa Center 

                           Milano, Ghepheling center to Pomaia ILT center by car (drive: 3 hr. 20 min.)

July 11, 2016 (prosperity vase blessing) Bhumdrup puja at - Institute Lama Tsongkhapa Center, Pomaia

July 12, 2016 leave for Bremen, Germany by car from ILT, Pomaia (drive: 13 hrs. 8 min). Overnight stop at Munich and arrive Bremen by July 14.

July 14 to 18, 2016 White Tara Mandala construction at Botanica, Germany

July 19 or 20, 2016 Leave for Grignan, France by car
                             Bremen, Germany to Grignan, France (drive: 11 hr. 33 min) plan to stay overnight at Dhen Sonam Sherab home in Lausanne, Swiss

July 20 to 24, 2016 One Manadala construction program

July 24, 2016 Leave for Institute Vajra Yogini Center, Lavaur , France by car (drive: 4 hr. 9 min) from Grignan

July 25 to 30, 2016 Mandala and other programs at Institute Vajra Yogini Center, France

August, 2016 Back to Swiss



Sera Jey Monastic University
For Advanced Buddhist Studies & Practice
Bylakuppe - 571104, 
Mysore District (KS), India
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +91 8223 258435




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