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The Sera Monastery (founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe, disciple of Tsongkhapa) is just located at the foot of Tatipu Hill,located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang and it is about 6 km to...more
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Wuze Hill , Sera | Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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The monastery is a short distance from town and a very interesting place to see. At one time this monastery had 5000 monks in residence but it’s current population is down to about 500.You can wander around the monks prayer and meeting room which is quite large. It contains
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Observing the monks debate the daily lesson is spell bounding as it is so different from what most usually experience. You see the monks striking one hand down on another to ward off ignorance, various levels of intensity and, if you stay long enough / time it accordingly, the
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Very live and vibrant, lots to see, try to attend part of the chanting service ans watch the monks in groups.
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Será monastery is only seven kilometers from center of Lhasa. Unique and very nice monastery. Young monarch every day have special ritual. Lovely
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Very beautiful Monastery with a very warm feeling to it. Beautiful grounds too. We visited in October & was not too crowded. Very picturesque.
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