Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center
Dedicate to the preservation and fostering of Tibet's unique Buddhist cultural and spiritual tradition to the Tibetan community and the general public; provide and make available to the Tibetan community and the general public a wide range of programmes on Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhist culture, Tibetan language and meditation instruction; organise religious services, cultural performances, religious ceremonies for the Tibetan community and the general public; organise public events, interfaith services, public talk, dialogue with different religious faiths and exchange programmes with educational and academic institutions in the United States and internationally; engage in charitable activities in support of Sera Jey Monastic University and Tibetan refugee community in India.
In October 2006, Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Palden, former Abbot of Sera Jey Monastic University visited New York City along with representatives of Sera Jey administration. Khensur Rinpoche met with members of Sera Jey residing in New York area and suggested starting a project to establish Sera Jey Center in the USA. Officially, the Center started in October 2009. Incorporated in 2009 in New York State and received a tax-exempt status on 2011.
- Interfaith Dialogue Program
Since 2003, every year the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in cooperation with Sera Jey organises the Interfaith Dialogue programme which embraces religious diversity, builds cross-culture understanding, and encourages spiritual growth through the first hand exploration of different faith traditions. The Foundation invites representatives from various monasteries and religious groups from India to participate with the programme.
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