Welcome to Sera Jey Monastery's
Second Tour of Compassion and Harmony
From May to September 2015
The first Tour of Compassion and Harmony was undertaken in 2012 - 13 and has received commendable positive feedback from different individuals and organizations in Europe.
Inspired on this overwhelming positive response and interest, Sera Jey Monastery is engaging this second Tour of Compassion and Harmony with renewed faith and strength in extending our Dharma service to increasing number of communities and societies across Europe.
The Tour also provides an opportunity for fund raising to monastery's projects which depends on the kindness and generosity of different sponsors. The funds generated from the first Tour last year were dedicated to the building of the Class Room Project, which had helped raise significant contribution to the project's main fund pool. So far 70 % of the project's fund has been raised successfully through the Tour and other contributing factors.
This second Tour's fund is dedicated to complete the remaining 30 % of the Classroom Project as well as to provide the Monastery 2014-2015 Educational Budget.
The second Tour will have programs and activities performed by qualified and experienced monks dedicated towards developing compassion and harmony in the society and with nature.
SERA-JEY MONASTERY TOUR OF COMPASSION AND HARMONY 2016
April 29, 2016 Leave for Tour
Venerable monks of the tour group will leave Bangalore for Zurich on April 29 morning 10.30 am. Arrive Zurich airport on the same day - April 29 at 08.20 pm.
April 30 to May 2, 2016 Preparation & Organization
From April 30 to May 2 the tour group will be making preparations and other organization works.
May 3 to 12, 2016 puja program at Hogen community hall, Hogen
May 8 or 9, 2016 Geshe Sonam to leave for France to bring back car
May 12 to 17, 2016 program at Berlin, Germany
May 18 to 21, 2016 Green Tara Mandala construction at Brake, Germany
May 22 to 25, 2016 puja at Amsterdam, Holland
May 26, 2016 leave for Milano - Ghepheling center in Italy by car from Horgen to Berlin (drive: 8 hr. 30 min / Berlin to Brake (drive: 4 hr.)
Horgen to Milano - Ghepheling (drive:3 hr. 20 min)
May 26 to July 9, 2016 Program at Italy - organized by Ghepheling center
May 28 to June 2, 2016 Hayagriva Mandala construction at Ghepheling Center, Milano
June 4 and 5, 2016 Hayagriva initiation at Ghepheling Center by Khenrab Rinpoche
June 6 to 11, 2016 Medicine Buddha Mandala construction at Daumom, Milano, Italy
June 15 to 17, 2016 Bergamo Milano, Italy
June 18 to July 8, 2016 performing two to three mandala constructions in Italy
July 9 or 10, 2016 Leave for Pomaia - Institute Lama Tsongkhapa Center
Milano, Ghepheling center to Pomaia ILT center by car (drive: 3 hr. 20 min.)
July 11, 2016 (prosperity vase blessing) Bhumdrup puja at - Institute Lama Tsongkhapa Center, Pomaia
July 12, 2016 leave for Bremen, Germany by car from ILT, Pomaia (drive: 13 hrs. 8 min). Overnight stop at Munich and arrive Bremen by July 14.
July 14 to 18, 2016 White Tara Mandala construction at Botanica, Germany
July 19 or 20, 2016 Leave for Grignan, France by car
Bremen, Germany to Grignan, France (drive: 11 hr. 33 min) plan to stay overnight at Dhen Sonam Sherab home in Lausanne, Swiss
July 20 to 24, 2016 One Manadala construction program
July 24, 2016 Leave for Institute Vajra Yogini Center, Lavaur , France by car (drive: 4 hr. 9 min) from Grignan
July 25 to 30, 2016 Mandala and other programs at Institute Vajra Yogini Center, France
August, 2016 Back to Swiss