The Buddha’s teachings have been embodied and transmitted by a lineage of enlightened and realized masters for over 2,500 years. The primary responsibility for this transmission has been held by the monastic tradition of monks and nuns who have been willing to give their entire lives to bring the Buddha’s realization to each generation. Sera Lachi Monastery of Tibet, now relocated to Southern India, is the training monastery for Lion's Roar Dharma Center. Our strong association with Sera Lachi Monastery ensures that teachers trained and approved through Sera Lachi embody the principles and activities of genuine Buddha Dharma. Sera Lachi Monastery is one of the three main monastic institutes of Gelug (Lama Tsong Khapa) tradition founded in early 15th century in Tibet. It was reestablished at Bylakuppe – South India in 1970. LRDC's Commitment.
Abbot ( Kenpo) Khen Rinpoche Acharya Geshe Lobsang Palden is the Chief Priest and head of the Monastery, in spiritual and General Administration. The monastery's prime mission of preservation & promotion of its traditional monastic culture & practice, to teach and disseminate the teachings of Buddha forms one of the principal service obligation to the Tibetan community and to all enthusiastic devotees & communities alike. This has brought about the huge member strength of the Monastery, with pupils from all the regions of Tibet, the Himalayan regions of India, South East Asia, the Pacific and western states.
Danaparamita is the enlightened activity of giving and sharing that is the very heart of the Buddha’s realization. Unlike some Western monastic and religious institutions that run businesses, the Buddhadharma and its practitioners are expressly not meant to be self supporting. Buddhadharma is realized and passed on by the gift interchange of Dharma teaching with food and shelter. This mutual support between monastic and lay sangha is the foundation of enlightened society.
Zanabazar, also known as Öndör Gegeen Zanabazar 1635-1723), was the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, the spiritual head of Vajrayana Buddhism for the Khalkha in Outer Mongolia. Zanabazar (his given name is Eshidorji, was born as son of the Tüsheet Khan Gombodorj- at that time one of the three Khans in Khalkha- and his wife, Khandojamtso.
Buddhism in Mongolia
Brief introduction of Mongolia by Bayaraa Daguadorj (taken from mongoluls.net) English and Mongolian text.