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:
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.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
May all the earthquake victims in Tibet, as well as in Haiti and Chile, come under the loving care and protection of the Spiritual Guides, Deities and Dharma Protectors.
Another message from the Dorje Shugden Society asking for everyone's prayers as the death toll rises in Tibet:
Dear Dharma brothers and sisters;
We are mourning those who were killed and injured by the earthquake in Tibet.
The society would like to request each of you to recite the Migtsema prayer of Lord Tsongkhapa for at least one round of rosary, and dedicate the merit you accumulate through these prayers for those who have died to obtain a precious human rebirth, as well as toward the swift recovery of all those injured and affected.
MIG ME TSE WAI TER CHEN CHAN RE ZIG
DRI ME KHYEN PAI WANG PO JAM PAL YANG
DU PUNG MA LU JOM ZE SANG WEI DAG
GANG CHEN KHE PE TSUG GYAN TSONG KHA PA
LO SANG DRAG PAI SHAB LA SOL WA DEB
Tsongkhapa, crown ornament of the scholars of the Land of the Snows,
You are Avalokiteshvara, the treasury of unobservable compassion,
Manjushri, the supreme stainless wisdom,
And Vajrapani, the destroyer of the hosts of maras;
O Losang Dragpa I request you, please grant your blessings.
Dorje Shugden Devotee's Charitable and Religious Society
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Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden blog joins the Dorje Shugden Society in praying for all those suffering this week's terrible earthquake in Tibet.
The society and its members mourn those killed and injured by the earthquake on Wednesday.
The society has organized prayer service and offered butter lamps in its temple. It is our prayer that the deceased take a precious human rebirth, the injured recover soon, and swift, appropriate relief and rescue reach there on time.
The earthquake hit Kyigudo in North-Eastern Tibet on Wednesday. According to reports, at least 500 people have been killed so far, and more than 10,000 injured, in the remote, predominantly Tibetan community, where many earn their living raising yaks, sheep, horses and so on.
We pray that every person in the world enjoys freedom from earthquakes.
Dorje Shugden Devotees Charitable and Religious Society