Sera Jey Ngari Khangtsen
Progressive Buddhist Education Society in Exile
This site represents Sera Jey Ngari Khangtsen which is one of the sixteen Houses of Sera Jey Monastic University, located in the oldest Tibetan refugee camp in India, Bylakuppe, State of Karnataka, South India.
Khangtsen is the Tibetan word for HOSTEL. Each Khangtsen is linked to a province in Tibet and has to accommodate the monks that hail from this area. The Khangtsen functions independently from the main monastery with each hostel or house having the responsibility to provide the living necessities for their own monks, which includes housing, medical care, and educational material.
Ngari Khangtsen was originally founded in western Tibet. In 1970 it was reestablished at Sera Jey Monastery in South India. Currently Ngari Khangtsen has over 140 monks, who are mostly ethnic Tibetans from the Himalayan regions, including India, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.
2017 Himalayan Sacred Arts Tour Europe!
Latest news (feb 17):
We are very happy and honoured to inform you that Lhakpa Tsamchoe will join the third european tour of Himalayan Sacred Arts for Peace, from April 20th to July 17th.
Lhakpa Tsamchoe was born in 1971 in India. She is a famousTibetan actress, the first Tibetan woman ever to break into mainstream film, most famous for starring alongside Brad Pitt and David Thewliss in 1997 in Hollywood blockbuster Seven Years in Tibet. She also acted in the Academy Award Nominee movie Himalaya directed by Eric Valli and produced by Jacques Perrin.She will act in the Three Tales of Ngari during the Tour, participate to interview and public talks.
More infos on the Tour site soon.
Below some links for your pleasure:
- Pictures from our European tours – a lovely video and pictures from the last tour, and contact details.