One of the most prominent Gelugpa monasteries and an institution cultivating eminent monks, Sera Monastery is the center of Tibetan Buddhism. Lying in the North of Lasha Sera Monastery consists of three colleges within it. A complex structure full of architecture and management brilliance Sera Monastery is responsible for some 19 hermitages. Founded by the disciple of Je Tsongkhapa, Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe of Zel Gungtang in 1419AD. Sera Monastery holds a long history of Tibet in it.
A vibe of satisfaction and fulfillment runs through your body after hearing the Echoing of the Buddhist chants in Tsochin Hall. The activity which Sera Monastery is famous for is Buddhist debating. Also, performed in Debating courtyard these debating sessions provide you insights of Tibetan Buddhism. In the main hall, you can observe the sculptures with a golden touch of the architects. Similarly, in the Sera Library, you can read about the history and components of Tibetan Buddhism and Sera Monastery. One is evident to fell heavenly Buddhism once you enter the region of Sera Monastery.
A sera Kora(circling the monastery) will provide you the knowledge about the components and complex yet beautiful architecture of Sera Monastery. Similarly, one can see that this Monastery as a self-contained Buddhist city too. Also, you will need to follow your professional guide to make the most of your time in Sera Monastery.