Sera monastery was founded by Jamchen Cheoje Shakya Yeshi a disciple of Je Tsongkhapa. It is located at 2km outskirt of Lhasa towards north. It was built below the hermitage establish by Tsogkhapa called Sera utse. Sera has host maximum number of monks to 6000 in its peak. Sera Monastric university has three colleges. Sare Jhe specialized in instruction of itinerant monks from outside central Tibet; Sera Me in the fundamental precepts of Buddhism and Sera Ngagpa in Trantic studies.
Sera debate is the most popular things event for the tourist and its been high lighted in many of tours itineraries in Lhasa. The main shrine in Sera monastery is Tamdin the protector deity of Sera monastery..