Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Serpom Monastery Website

We would like to draw your attention to the new website for Serpom Monastic University.

The reason for the existence of this monastery is explained here:Add Image

Pomra Monastic Section, a part of Sera-Mey monastery, separated from Sera-Mey monastery on April 25, 2008, when the monks from Sera-Mey monastery had to give their signatures and take an oath to the effect that they never worship the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, nor share religious and material ties with Shugden devotees. Serpom monks refused to take oath because of the basic human right of religious freedom. Therefore Pomra monastic section became a full-fledged monastery, which is now known as Serpom Thoesam Norling Monastery for the preservation of the Ganden Nyengyu Tradition.

More from the About Us page:

Situated in Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement, Mysore District, Karnataka State, India, Serpom Thoesam Norling Monastery is a registered non–profit organization and monastic university for advanced Buddhist studies. The monastery is open to everyone, without any discrimination. Serpom became a monastery on April 25 2008. Its sister monastery is Shar Gaden monastery, which is situated in the Mundgod Tibetan Settlement of Karnataka State.

The monastery grants free education, meals and accommodation to hundreds of monks, since it became a full-fledged monastery. At present the population of our monk numbers in 567, excluding the monks who reside abroad. Serpom Monastery aims to produce Buddhist masters, philosophers, scholars, peace educators, etc, to make greater contribution to world peace and people’s welfare. Here monks study the five main texts of the Mahayana Buddhist curriculum, which takes on average eighteen years.

1 comment:

Thom said...

As the great Buddhist Master Shantideva says in his masterpiece Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life:

If we harm a child,
There is no way to please its mother.
In the same way, if we harm any living being,
There is no way to please the compassionate Buddhas. (Chapter 6, verse 123)

In this light, the Dalai Lama’s actions are not only non-Buddhist, they are not worthy of anyone who claims to be a spiritual practitioner of any religious tradition. All religions teach love, compassion and tolerance. This is what the Dalai Lama teaches with his mouth when he flies all over the world, receiving the respect and adulation of others – but what he teaches with his example is division and sectarian hatred. How shameful! As the Western Shugden Society says, he is cheating other people’s faith.

It’s time the Tibetan people woke up and saw the deceiver in their midst who hypocritically preaches love and compassion whilst doing exactly the opposite.