The new temple of the Sera Jey Ngari Khangtsen has been built partly due to the funds raised during the first and second European Tours - 2015 and 2016.
The new temple was inaugurated through the opening ceremony, November 20th 2016.
Providing our monks with a proper education
Within their own country, the Tibetan people can no longer study Buddhism because mere survival occupies the majority of the Tibetan refugees. Therefore, nowadays the preservation of Buddhism rests mainly on the teachings given in the big monasteries rebuilt in Southern India. The temple (tib. gompa) makes it possible for the monks to get together for “pujas”, for teachings (an integral part of monastic life) or to follow other classes. The Temple is also the place where the monks will take their exams and where conferences on the preservation of Tibetan culture will take place. The older monks use the gompa daily in order to meet and meditate. In the evening, young monks gather in the gompa to do their homework, under the supervision of by their tutors.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama reminded the people of the Himalayan Regions of their bound duty to make use of the freedom and opportunity to study and preserve Tibetan Buddhism, which he said is passing through a difficult phase in Tibet. ‘‘Since Tibetan Buddhism is a common religion followed by both Tibetans and the people living in Himalayan regions, the latter should make great efforts to preserve the whole set of teachings and commentaries of Buddha and the Nalanda Masters. I had information from Monastic Institutions from South Indian that students from the Himalayas are taking a great role in the preservation of Buddhism with some even teaching in Monasteries, which is very much appreciated by everyone.’’
Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Jampa Thegchok has said: ‘‘We have an immediate need for a proper temple where our monks can perform their daily pujas and practice of our rich Buddhist tradition.”
Download Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Tegchok's letter dated 10/06/2014.
It is said : “There is no greater merit one can accumulate in our lives then to build temples and monasteries for sangha. By building monasteries, the sangha has the opportunity to practice the vinaya and to preserve and spread the Buddha’s Dharma.”
Thus, great merit, blessings and benefits can be gained by anyone who is involved in this project.
1. Donate directly via PayPal:
2. By making a donation directly to Ngari Khangtsen by direct deposit or wire transfer to:
Corporation Bank, Bylakuppe Branch,
Periyapatna Taluk, Mysore District,
Karnataka State (India)
Branch: WITH CORPINBB1095
Account: SERA JEH NGARI EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY
Account number: 109500116004609
3. By making a donation to our society in France
Les amis du khangtène de Ngari (The friends of Ngari Khangtsen)
IBAN: FR76 1027 8022 5900 0201 5590 193
By using Paypal on our website at www.amis-du-khangtsene-de-ngari.fr
In any case, you will receive a receipt from our Ngari Khangtsen Office.