Healing Buddha Foundation

Sera Mey Monastery

Sera Monastic Universities are of the Gelug tradition which can be traced back to Shakyamuni Buddha. It is the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and it is where Phakyab Rinpoche graduated with his Geshe Degree. 

Parents who send their child to a monastery believe that they will be reborn in a better state or when a child is ill and gets better, the parents promise in prayer to send that child to a monastery out of gratitude.

Of course, many Tibetan children have a natural desire to become a monastic as it is very common. After arrival at the Monastery, young monks have little contact with their parents with no female influence in their life. The monks are guided by a “father figure” who helps them with any health issues, managing pocket money and Buddhist studies. This “guide" has the greatest influence on the child since he is the one closest to him.

In the future, if you are interested in building a relationship with a child monk, we can put you in touch with him or his Gyen (teacher).