Welcome to serpom Thoesam Norling Monastery

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. And Serpom became a monastery on April 25 2008.

The monastery grants free education, meals and accommodation to hundreds of monks, since it became a full-fledge monastery. At present the population of our monk numbers in 567, excluding the monks who reside abroad. Serpom Monastery has produced Buddhist masters, philosophers, scholars, peace educators and so on; and they made 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. After having completed the studies, monks take part in Geshe Lharam studies, and those who pass the final exam are awarded the Geshe Lharam degree – the highest degree in Buddhist philosophy.

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